Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mod Podge Project

I am in charge of a youth activity for church. I was trying hard to find something fun to do that all the girls would like to do. The girls will be 12 and 13 years old. I brainstormed and thought about all the things that would be a fun craft thing to do. All I could think of was a duck tape purse. My little sister used to have one of those!! I Googled, duck tape purse, and I found a lot of patterns. I wasn't too sure how long it would take to make one of those, so I made a phone call to the expert of crafty projects. My little sister the Art Major. She said that the purses were kinda sticky and they took a little while to make. She suggested doing something with Mod Podge. I have never done anything with that before. So, I Googled it and up popped all these great ideas!! It's really cool. My sister made somethings for our mom and dad for Christmas with Mod Podge. It was really neat. After talking to her I decided to just go and do it. I went to Michael's and hit up the wood isle, paint isle, mod podge isle, and the scrapbook paper isle. I left with nothing. I had all these great ideas and couldn't find anything I was dreaming of. Next stop Hobby Lobby. They were having a 50% off sale. When I go there I realized I liked the things at Michael's better. But I wasn't going to drag the kids out of the van again, so I just went with the stuff at Hobby Lobby. I came home and then decided to do a picture frame Mod Podge project instead of a plaque. So, I made one for Little Cowpoke. It will be my demo. I started out with a square piece of wood. I dug through some old wallpaper in the closet and found some old paper scrapping stuff. I was all set for the project. I then took a piece of paper and cut it to fit the wood. I then Mod Podged it all together. That stuff is really fun!! I can't believe I have just learned about it now! Where have I been?
I then took some paper and tore it and put it under another smaller piece of paper. Then Mod Podged that all down. I guess I could have just glued it all down but I was excited to use my new found crafty stuff! Big Cowpoke has some cowboy wallpaper in his room. We have a lot left over, so, I cut some of that up and put it on the board with Little Cowpoke's name. I used a stencil for the letters. I would have really loved a Cricket. That is an electronic thingy that cuts out letters for you! It is really neat. It's all the rage in paper scrapping. I haven't done that since 2001, so I am a bit behind on the trends of paper scrapping. I got all this down with the Mod Podge and then I put a layer of Mod Podge over the entire thing. Then I thought the letters didn't stand out enough. I then put a black line around all the letters. I should have done the black marker around the letters before doing any Mod Pogding, but oh well. That is how it ended up. I think I would have liked a different alpha, but oh well. It was my first attempt. It isn't the coolest, but it will due for a wall plaque for a two year old! :)

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love it. You are so crafty. I know I have said this 1000 times, but my kids would love you. I may do this project though, it looks like something I could do.
~Jennifer

Amanda said...

Love it! I'm sorry you couldn't find cheaper pieces of wood because those would have been fun. Are you going to mod podge the picture frames too?

Karen said...

Very nice - I'm sure the girls will have a great time with it!

be a saint said...

I love it. It turned out great. Now if we can get some girls to come. You could come and teach this in Relief Society too. They would love it. Or Lake Charles could come to Jennings for Enrichment and you could make them. Great job. Also, I love the road on the driveway. That was amazing. I am a really boring mom! Andrea Zachary

Squatly said...

That looks cute! don't you just love mod podge? There seem to be never ending possibilities with it. I made magnets today for a min using it! SO whens the activity? What ya gonna mod podge next?

Bush Babe said...

Oh my goodness... been a while since I have been here (*slaps hand*) and hardly recognise the place... LOOOOOVE what you have done with it!!

Awesome...
*sigh*
BB