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.
Poor Jaime. She sent this very cute present 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.
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!