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101 Unique & Amazing Mod Podge Uses!

What can Mod Podge do?? Get 101 Mod Podge uses here! You’ll be surprised at all of the things you can make: gifts, jewelry, home decor, fashion, furniture, and on and on. So many great ideas!

101 Mod Podge Uses

Are you ready to learn all the Mod Podge uses in existence? Okay, this isn’t a list of all of them. I’ve been blogging about this craft supply for ten years and I still see new things it can do at least once a week. Mod Podge is so versatile, and I’m excited to share 101 Mod Podge uses with you today.

Mod Podge Uses

If you’re new to Mod Podge, you’ll definitely want to see this list. Invest in a bottle (find out where to buy Mod Podge) and a brush and get started.

Mod Podge has a very short learning curve and the start up costs are nothing compared to other craft supplies and hobbies (trust me, I’ve tried them all!).

If you’ve been around the block awhile, you still might find some Mod Podge uses on this list you’ve never seen before. I’m going to try to surprise you! We will see if I succeed (and do let me know in the comments)!

For you newbies, I did want to provide some basic information about Mod Podge – what it is and what it can do. You experts might want a refresher too. I’ll leave that up to you!

What is Mod Podge?

Mod Podge is a decoupage medium. It is a glue, sealer, and finish designed for craft and art projects. Like acrylic paint, it has a formula with several ingredients. It is not watered down school glue (I’ve seen it being made!). It’s also non-toxic, waterbased, and made in the USA.

What Do I Do with Mod Podge?

You are going to use it to decoupage. Decoupage is a craft category just like knitting, scrapbooking, or stamping. It’s a fancy French word that means “to cut out.”

What you are (essentially) going to do is cut out shapes from something like paper or fabric, and then attach them to a surface.  You will use Mod Podge to glue down the shape to the surface.

Then you’re going to let that dry, and add a few more layers of Mod Podge as your finish. Mod Podge essentially acts as a glue, sealer, and finish in a craft project.

You’ll be surprised at all of the things you can make: handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, fashion, and on and on. That’s why we’re discussing 101 Mod Podge uses right here, right now.

You really have to see everything to get a grasp on what this product can do! Do I sound like a salesperson? That’s because I really love Mod Podge.

Mod Podge products

What Surfaces Does Mod Podge Work On?

Paper, wood, fabric, glass, ceramic, terra cotta, tin . . . and even some plastics. If it doesn’t get up and walk, there is someone that has tried to Mod Podge it!

I’ve listed the recommended surfaces, but you are welcome to test on anything you like. Though it is non-toxic, it is recommended not to be used on human skin nor should it touch food 😀

Are There Different Types?

Yes! I never know at any given moment how many Mod Podge formulas are in existence. That’s because there are always different, cool kinds coming and going!

You will need a certain type of Mod Podge depending on your project. Different projects require different formulas. Read my Mod Podge formula guide to learn more.

How Do I Get Started?

Your main tools will be a set of decent paintbrushes and a bottle of Mod Podge. There are other decoupage supplies you can get that are helpful and relatively inexpensive. Otherwise you’ll just need something to Mod Podge and a surface to attach it to.

You should to visit our post to learn how to Mod Podge. Then you’ll want to practice a bit. I recommend purchasing a $1 wood plaque or frame from the craft store for your first time.

My first frame was a craft fail, but it wasn’t long after that I started churning projects out with ease. I’m impressed by how many people get it right the first time!

101 Mod Podge Crafts

Are you ready to find out what it can do? Check out over one hundred Mod Podge uses!

Home Decor

1. Make collage wall art.
2. Create unique faux stained glass.
3. Add maps to the tops of tile coasters.
4. Try a coastal themed DIY mailbox makeover.
5. Make a ticket bowl using a – roll of carnival tickets!
6. Add paper to hangers in this decorative coat hangers project.
7. Paint a wood storage bin; add papers to the sides and ball feet.
8. Do a Mod Podge photo transfer to fabric to decorate a pillow with a vintage image.
9. Decoupage fabric onto shelves – this works for wall shelves or book shelves.
10. Transform a paper mache letter using a map and some paint.

Wall Art/Canvas

11. Make comic book letters and mount them on the wall (Command Strips are great for this).
12. Create photo booth canvas art with pictures of you and friends, pets, children, or family.
13. Make a DIY name plaque using coloring book pages.
14. Make a simple monogram canvas.
15. This DIY superhero canvas would look fabulous in a kids’ room or man cave.
16. Use dollar bin finds to make this doily wall art.

Decoupage Furniture

17. Cover stool legs with wrapping paper.
18. User paper and bright paint to do a colorful table makeover.
19. Upcycle an old piece of furniture with fabric in this Mod Podge fabric table project.
20. Add child’s art to a dresser.
21. Transform a table in this vintage photo transfer table project.
22. Cover a chair in napkins.

Collage/Mixed Media

23. Use book pages to create a backdrop for this cool bird in a cage on canvas.
24. Use paint, sand, and resin to make unique ocean art.
25. Create beautiful art journal pages with paints, papers, Mod Podge, and more.
26. Collage old photos and trinkets into frames for this Father’s Day gift.
27. Make a photo collage on large letters.

Projects with Photos

28. Make Instagram mini canvases and turn them into magnets.
29. Do a photo transfer to glass vases using the decal method.
30. Transfer photos to wood and then either frame or display as-is.
31. Decorate glass magnets with papers and your favorite photos.
32. Make these unique photo vases using old images and PVC pipe.
33. Add photos to terra cotta pots so that the plants look like hair.
34. Use your photos to make unique crystal ornaments (good for holidays or gifts).

DIY Handmade Gifts

35. Decorate a notebook with paper die cuts, letters, and embellishments.
36. Make these DIY lace jars and fill them with candy.
37. Use punches or scissors and your favorite papers to make a DIY frame with no wrinkles.
38. Add glitter to a mug with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.
39. Give a guy a present for his man cave by making these comic book coasters.
40. DIY alphabet blocks make an awesome gift for a friend with a new baby.
41. Transform a DIY clipboard with paper and paint for a teacher’s gift idea.
42. Create handprint art that kids can do year after year.
43. Decorate a tray with adult coloring pages.
44. Make a DIY mouse pad using scrapbook paper and a cork circle.

Recycled Crafts

45. Make night light bulb Christmas ornaments.
46. Recycle a jar and turn it into a DIY pencil holder.
47. Cover old books in fabric and use them for home decorating.
48. Decorate old Altoid tins with paper and Dimensional Magic.
49. Turn old baby clothes into a new wardrobe in this DIY onesies project.
50. Turn old jars into DIY mason jar night lights.

Dollar Store Crafts

51. Transform a $1 frame with inexpensive scrapbook paper.
52. Cover dollar store candles with napkins.
53. Turn dollar bin doilies into bowls using Mod Podge Stiffy.
54. Decorate inexpensive bottles with vintage labels.
55. Make a DIY iPad case with a dollar store find and fabric.
56. Use Mod Podge as a puzzle glue on a dollar store puzzle.


57. Glitter some glasses that are Dishwasher Safe.
58. Add confetti to a champagne bottle for a unique table number/centerpiece.
59. Use a Mod Melter to make 3-D gem drink stirrers.
60. Add napkins, doilies, and glitter to the back of glass in this dessert plate.
61. Decorate gift bags for a baby shower, birthday party, or wedding.
62. Use a Mod Mold or Mod Melter to create DIY food picks.

DIY Jewelry & Fashion

63. Personalize your sunglasses – two ways.
64. Make this DIY Shrinky Dink pendant necklace.
65. Use Dimensional Magic to make DIY belt buckles that will get you attention.
66. Take hardware store finds and turn them into washer necklaces.
67. Add fabric to sneakers.
68. Make DIY lace earrings (out of lace ribbon!).
69. Transfer images to clay with these image transfer pendants.
70. Add fabric to your denim for some cool DIY patchwork jeans.

Summer & Garden

71. Create a DIY beanbag toss with terra cotta pot trays.
72. Use colorful images to create this unique butterfly terrarium.
73. Turn the lids of mason jars into DIY garden stakes (free printable too!).
74. Seal painted rocks with Mod Podge Outdoor.
75. Learn how to cover pots with fabric and Mod Podge the easy way.

Kids Crafts

76. These bottle cap necklaces are a perfect summer boredom idea.
77. Make this Mod Pod Podge slime recipe (with no Borax!).
78. Recycle ice cream sticks and turn them into a washi tape frame.
79. Create your own DIY window clings.
80. Kids will love this egg carton art.

Fall & Halloween

81. Preserve leaves with Mod Podge.
82. Make a DIY leaf bowl with Stiffy.
83. Decorate no-carve confetti pumpkins.
84. Use one sheet of scrapbook paper to make a simple fall sign.
85. Capture this cute cheesecloth ghost with Mod Podge Stiffy.
86. Create a cupcake liner Halloween wreath.
87. Make mummy Halloween luminaries with kids.
88. Recycle pill bottles into Halloween potion bottles (with free printables!).
89. Make Day of the Dead luminaries with napkins.
90. Try these handprint Halloween crafts for toddlers.

Christmas & Holiday

91. Make holiday handprint crafts with kids.
92. Turn old Christmas cards into magnets.
93. Make DIY Christmas tree decor from boxes.
94. Add confetti to your gift wrap.
95. Make Mod Podge photo Christmas ornaments.
96. Take your vacation memories and turn them into DIY glittery seashell ornaments.
97. Make a farmhouse style DIY Christmas sign.
98. Decorate lights in this glittered snowball DIY Christmas lights project.
99. Make a very easy Christmas wreath with kids.
100. Decorate a dollar store tray for a last minute Christmas celebration.
101. Create beautiful winter decor with these winter scene vases.

There are so many Mod Podge uses – these are just a start. Let me know your favorite uses in the comments! What do you love to do with your Podge?

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Tuesday 21st of May 2024

Can i put a modpoge product out side even when it rains


Wednesday 13th of March 2024

I want to use mod podge to adhere fabric to foam board. It is my first time using this product. Just not sure.


Thursday 1st of February 2024

Thank you for the amazing things I can make. I never done this before. I got 3 coffee tabels to try on the podge. I stay in South Africa Thanks again. Mariana

Marcy Green

Sunday 7th of January 2024

Hi! The handle on my grandmother's teapot broke in three places. I glued it (cyanoacrylate, I think) and it broke again. I have re-glued it and thought I'd wrap with metallic thread, but the thread overlaps on the curves and looks terrible. I want to remove the thread, dissolve and clean the breaks. My plan is to reglue then dip the handle in something like mod podge clear. Do you have recommendations as to which type to use? Also, if you have a recommendation on the best glue for porcelain, I'd appreciate it :o) Thanks, Marcy


Monday 27th of November 2023

I bought some real candy giant candy canes at the dollar store. My plan is to Mod Podge them so I can hang them outdoors in cold winter temperatures as Christmas decorations. Has anyone ever used original gloss mod podge directly on candy or candy canes? I found 1 person on the internet who suggested spraying acrylic sealer on them prior to mod podging them. Please help?