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How to Ship a Mod Podge Project (Without Damage!)

Learn how to ship a craft project that has been Mod Podged! Avoid a ruined mess on the recipient’s side with these handy tips.

How to ship a project that's been Mod Podged!

Poor Jaime. She made a Mod Podge project – this very cute idea below – and sent it to a friend:


When it arrived, this had happened:


I call it “ModPodgus Stickitus.” Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to fix this condition once the damage has been done.

Keep in mind that Mod Podge takes awhile to cure . . . and that means, reduce tackiness even after drying. Typically when you make something, you’re shipping it soon after. So you need to follow these steps!

How to Ship a Mod Podge Project

Step One: Make sure your project is DRY. That doesn’t necessarily mean fully cured, but it means “not wet.” Don’t finish your project and then pack it up 15 minutes later.

Let it dry at least for 24 hours . . . and the longer, the better. If you are in a humid climate – even longer.

Step Two: When you send, pack, transport, or in any other way move something with Mod Podge, you should use an acrylic sealer to protect it.

You never know what the conditions will be (could be really HOT on the truck shipping your project) – the Mod Podge could get tacky very easily.

Use any acrylic sealer, but I recommend Mod Podge brand acrylic sealers because they are affordable and won’t yellow. You can get them online (click the link) and from craft stores.

Glad press n seal

Step Three: I learned this from professionals Mod Podgers! Put some Glad Press’n Seal around the project before packing. For whatever reason, it won’t stick, which is awesome.

Wax paper also works, but I really like the Press’n Seal because it folds around the edges more easily (and it also sticks to itself).

Keep in mind that the rules above apply when stacking Mod Podge projects in your closet or in any way putting them in close contact with each other. The Gloss formulas especially *will* stick if it’s not sealed.

Good luck and happy shipping!


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I'm so happy I found you. I made decorated Mod Podge wooden Christmas ornaments which are presently being bid on. I was so worried about shipping them out. I have the sealer you recommended and the confidence that the winners will love my new found obession!!


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Thank you for reading!


Saturday 10th of December 2011

Thank you SO much for this! I am getting ready to send out some coasters I made. I had put mod podge on them and then about 5 thin coats of a finish spray/sealer, but I wasn't sure how to ship them without them sticking to what they were wrapped in! I knew that I needed something b/c I had a project ruined last time I used mod podge. So I googled what to do before shipping and found this! I truly appreciate it! Best thing is that we already had Glad press n seal. :)


Tuesday 25th of May 2021

@Leanne, How did shipping the coasters turn out? Were the coasters still ok when they were received?


Friday 8th of July 2011

Thank you so much for the info! I shipped a photo star I had made a friend for her newborn and when it arrived the popcorns it was packaged with were all stuck to the pictures! Now I have a way to safely ship without ruining the star.

Jennifer F

Monday 7th of December 2009

Thanks! I'm glad I saw this. I am making some decorated clothespins and other stuff for Christmas and must mail them to family.

Hadley Family

Tuesday 22nd of September 2009

Thank you so much for this tip! I am just getting ready to ship one of my first projects to my sister, and would've cried if it had gotten messed up in the process. Thanks for an awesome blog!