Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mod Podge Wanna-Be

Everyone knows I am a crafter wanna-be.  I try really hard to make cute crafts in the little time I have and for the most part, I succeed, to an extent.  I have my etsy shop in which I'm really proud.  I love my little dresses, but I like to explore my options (though I'm excited to make some spring pillows for a bench in my dining room).

I recently discovered Mod Podge.  I've always heard of it, seen in in the store, but have never used it.  Not sure how I came across this site:  Ooops, I Craft My Pants (isn't that a cute name), but in her site, she did a tutorial for Mod Podge shoes!  Yes, shoes!    I'm not sure that I would trust myself to take on shoes, so maybe something a little easier to start, but really, shoes?  Must be pretty versatile stuff, this Mod Podge.
After researching Oops, I Craft My Pants a little more, I ran across TaterTots and Jello.  While not a Mod Podge site, she has a love a Mod Podge and other fantastic crafts, like this one - Burlap wreath.  Seriously, how cute is this wreath?  I love it and it is so our style while throwing in lots of color, winter or summer, burlap is a fabric of all seasons!  I WILL be making one of these.
After a little more surfing (geez, I really get sucked into these crafting sites), I discovered the motherload of Mod Podge; Mod Podge Rocks and more specificcally, a Mod Podge cabinet.  Ah Ha!  Mod Podge will be how I renovate a cabinet that is in the pink/green guest bedroom.  It is stained wood right now, but I want to paint it white, distress it and find a great fabric and Mod Podge onto the interior of the cabinet!  I will be doing a tutorial (well, I wouldn't say I'm crafty enough to tutor) but I will show you how it turns out.
But first, Husband has insisted I finish Lallie's dollhouse (you know the one I mentioned here, the one my dad made for me when I was three years old?)  Lallie loves it and loves playing with all the furniture, so I need to finish painting it and fixing it up so it can go into her room.  I will post that finished product as well.


  1. Wow - those are some amazing projects!!! I'm in love with them all and have a new found respect for modge podge :) Might have to pick me some up! Thanks for sharing

  2. OMG! I bought shoes yesterday with a Mod Podgie finish...super cute!

  3. I love both of those blogs. Don't they just make the most beautiful things.

    I love the shoes and may have to try them sometime!

  4. Such cute little shoes! I don't think I trust myself to get the shoe project done well, but they are super cute nonetheless! What a cool idea!

    The burlap wreath is simply adorable. And year round too! And I can't wait to see how your cabinet and Lallie's dollhouse turn out!

    So impressed with all your crafty-ness! I wish I had your skills!! :)

  5. I love mod podge and am now very intrigued by the mod podge shoes. I am going to need to investigate further. You will definitely become obsessed with mod podge.

    Love that burlap wreath too. I am definitely going to have to make one of those.

    Can't wait to see Lallie's finished dollhouse and that cabinet! Happy Thursday.

  6. I love Mod Podge! I recently used it to redo some lampshades...I'm not sure if I'm brave enough for shoes either though!

    I cannot wait to see Lallie's finished dollhouse!

  7. Oh I love ModgePodge! I make trivets from wine corks using it!