mod podge canvas photo display {a tutorial}

I found this colorful pack of tissue paper at Target a few weeks ago, and have been using it for all sorts of applications ever since. Finding an 8×10 canvas lying around my craft room, I decided to decoupage an easy photo display. Love how bright and colorful it is! Read on for the how-to…

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!
Materials:

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Canvas
  • Foam Brush
  • Ribbon or Twine
  • Tissue Paper
  • Washi Tape (optional)

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Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut or tear your tissue paper into squares.

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Step 2: Start mod podging your pieces of tissue paper onto your canvas. I worked in small sections, applying Mod Podge, adding the tissue paper, and moving to another section. Once a section was dry, I went back and added more Mod Podge and layered more tissue paper. There’s really no wrong way to go about this, just have fun creating your colorful canvas!

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Almost there! Once dry, add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge, letting your canvas dry fully in between coats.

Step 3: For a little extra color and pattern, I added a length of washi tape around the sides of my canvas. If you’d rather, you can instead also cover the sides with Mod Podge and tissue paper.

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Step 4: You can stop here if you’d like, and just use tape (or Mod Podge!) to attach a photo, but I wrapped my canvas with baker’s twine and tied it in the back. I can easily slip pictures in and out and change them up whenever the urge strikes.

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And that’s it! Display on a shelf or wall, step back, and admire your new creation!

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

This decoupage, DIY photo display is the perfect way to playfully and colorfully display a favorite photo. Make for yourself or as a gift!

Have a lovely day!

    


diy mod podged jute tote {a tutorial}

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Good Morning, friends! I’m so excited to share this easy Mod Podged Tote with you all! This tote is perfect for errands around town, a library bag, or even a pool or beach bag!

Materials:

  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • Jute Tote (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Fabric and/or Lace
  • Foam Brush

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Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of fabric to fit the front of your tote. I found this tote for under $6 at Hobby Lobby, but use whatever you can find…this is the perfect project for thrifted or inexpensive pieces. This technique would also work well on cosmetic cases, wine bags, and even clutches or wallets!

Step 2: Using your Mod Podge, decoupage your fabric to your bag, and let it dry completely. When I was getting ready to create this project, I realized my Fabric Mod Podge had dried up (oh no!), so I used my Matte Mod Podge and honestly didn’t have any issues.

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Step 3: Next, decoupage your lace trim to the top of your bag. If you don’t have any lace available, you can use ric rac, ribbon, or even just a contrasting piece of fabric…anything goes!

 

I wanted the fabric to feel like fabric and not be too stiff, so I decided not to Mod Podge over top of the fabric and lace. This is just personal preference though; you can go either way!

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Thanks for reading!

    


mod podge vase {a tutorial}

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Playing with watercolors the other day, I decided to take a chance and try to create a watercolor vase using Mod Podge. I’m so glad I did, I love how this turned out!

Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
2 glass containers (one to fit inside the other)
Foam Brush
Watercolors
Watercolor Paper
Paintbrush

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 Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of your watercolor paper to fit inside your glass jar. The best glass jars not tapered; they have straight sides. This will help make adhering the paper inside the jar easier. You’ll also need a smaller jar to fit inside the larger jar. I found both of my jars at Hobby Lobby for under $4!

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Step 2: Use your watercolors to paint your paper. You could also do this project with scrapbook, wrapping or leftover wallpaper!

I’m not a watercolor expert, but I’ll try to talk you through what I did:) I started by applying shades of blue and green across the paper, using plenty of water.

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Then, I went back and added swashes of color, blending as I went and adding more water as needed to help the colors blend together. Let dry completely.

decoupage Step 3: Once paper is fully dry, coat the inside of your jar with Mod Podge. Insert your paper, and press firmly to adhere it to the jar. Once dry, apply several coats of Mod Podge over the paper, letting dry between coats.

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Step 4: Once dry, take your smaller jar and insert it into your larger one. Since Mod Podge isn’t waterproof, you won’t want to add water directly to your vase.

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Cut your flower, insert into your vase, and you’re done! I really love how this turned out; the colors are perfect for my decor, and I always love an excuse to buy fresh flowers.

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Have a lovely day!