Mod Podge is one of those things that every crafter should have on hand. It's a glue, it's a sealant, and it's a finish. What more could you ask for in one product?
You can buy Mod Podge in several finishes and varieties, making it great for a wide range of projects. Here are ten things you can do with it:
1. Make a plaque or sign - Whether you want to create an award for someone or make a welcome sign for your front yard, Mod Podge can help. It's ideal for decoupaging, and you can use outdoor Mod Podge to create a water-resistant finish on anything you would like to use outside.
2. Embellish your denim jacket - Mod Podge is probably the last thing that comes to mind when it comes to customizing clothes, but Fabric Mod Podge was designed for such applications. It might be a little stiff for a thin t-shirt, but it's great things like denim and canvas sneakers. It's also good for adding your own touch to pillows, blankets, fabric lampshades, and other household items.
3. Jazz up your wood furniture - Decoupaging with Mod Podge can help you add a decorative touch to bookshelves, chairs, tables, and more. The Classic variety is sufficient for many projects, but if you need a durable finish, Hardcoat Mod Podge works better.
4. Enhance your light switch covers - Decorative switch plates are quite popular among decorators, but you don't have to spend a fortune on them. You can easily make your own. Covering them with fabric or paper and coating with Mod Podge will make them more fashionable.
5. Make jewelry - Mod Podge is ideal for adding accents to handmade jewelry. You can use it to glue on patterned paper or fabric, then coat to seal and finish it.
6. Create a faux oil painting - If you have a poster, photograph, or canvas project that you want to look like an oil painting, Mod Podge can make it happen. This is a great way to use up Mod Podge that you've let set out too long, because its thicker texture is just right. Or you can buy some Brushstroke Mod Podge, which was created for that purpose. Simply brush it on as though you were painting the picture yourself, and your project will end up looking like an oil painting.
7. Use it for scrapbooking - You can create your own scrapbook embellishments using Mod Podge. There's also a Mod Podge designed for use with paper crafts that you can use to seal your photos or add a nice finish to your pages.
8. Make custom mousepads - You don't have to pay someone else to put your photo or artwork on a mousepad. It's a cinch to do it yourself! Just buy a plain mousepad and use Mod Podge to glue your picture to it. Add embellishments for a special touch, then coat it to finish.
9. Create lovely picture frames - Decoupaged picture frames make beautiful home décor and treasured gifts. All you have to do is add some pretty fabric, customize with lettering or embellishments, and coat with Mod Podge.
10. Jewelry box - You can easily transform an ordinary shoebox into a unique jewelry box. Just glue some scrapbooking paper to the outside of the box and lid with Mod Podge, coat to finish, and add some coordinating ribbon.
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