Mod Podge For Dummies (like me)

02916-1016-3ww-lA few months ago I heard about this neat product that has been on the market for ages. I’m sure you’ve passed it on a shelf or two at the craft store. For some reason I never picked it up or gave it a go. Until I decided I wanted wood dividers for the baby’s closet. I tried printing a few of those paper ones on Pinterest…..and yeah, that was not going to cut it.

So off to the craft store to grab some wooden door hangers (thinking I am going to paint them) and I stumble upon this Mod Podge stuff. Glue and sealer huh? Alright, let’s give it a go. I also find a cool plaque that I imagine I will find something to do with.

Using my handy dandy Adobe Illustrator program and some clip art from our chosen theme I create 6 dividers for Newborn, 3 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, and 18 Months. I also find a poster that would be perfect for the door to the room with some slight modification. I print out all the artwork and begin tracing my door hangers onto the art for the perfect fit.

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A little cutting and I am ready to attempt this glue thing. I coat the hangers in MP, and then lay the paper on top of it. Once I get them all down I go back over the top with more MP.

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It was looking kinda lumpy so I used another piece of paper wrapped over a piece of cardboard to smooth down the edges. Once it dried I applied another layer as sealer and let that dry up. The result was pretty impressive (if I do say so myself). I cut a small slit at the top of the hanger portion to put on the rod and it was ready to go. I used the same steps on the door sign and got a similar result too.

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Hang them up and viola! Instantly themed items for the baby’s room!

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