With Father's Day coming up, I'm going to try to show you a few projects that are appropriate for guys. Because manly men can decoupage, too! Nothing says “I'm a crafty tough guy” more to me than camouflage.
If you need a great gift idea for the dude in your life, this definitely fits the bill. Here's how Walter made this DIY organizer.
So, I have been on lookout for a nicely constructed organizer, and during my quest I have found that many are made mostly of chipboard. What? And you want how much for it? LOL!
I found a nicely constructed organizer made of wood at a yard sale. I just knew with Mod Podge that I could transform this baby into something functional. I really LOVE (some) camouflage, like the pattern that I chose.
Here is how I made this camouflage organizer. It's really easy.
- Camouflage patterned papers
- Any Mod Podge formula (I used Gloss)
- Mod Podge tool set
- X-Acto knife
Then use Mod Podge to decoupage the paper to the whole piece and let it dry for at least 15 – 20 minutes. Cut off excess with an X-Acto knife. Then, I slightly sanded the edges for a more rugged look . . .
I used a make-up wedge to apply FolkArt paint to the perimeter of the organizer. Seal with satin polycrylic.
Project Completed! Very pleased with the outcome.
If you need a gift for your man from your kids, visit this Dad Rocks Paperweight at my friend Amanda's blog. Very cute project!