30 Mod Podge Project Ideas

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Art is often in the eye of the beholder. However, if you have furniture that's looking more drab than fab, Mod Podge offers the perfect medium through which you can spruce it up and really make it conversation worthy.

Mod Podge is the brand name for a gel medium designed specifically for use in decoupaging. It's widely available to purchase - both online and in brick-and-mortar craft stores - in gloss or matte finishes. An acid-free version is also available.

Despite the fact that it was formulated specifically for use in decoupage art projects, Mod Podge is widely used in a variety of purposes including jewelry making, home decor, and countless crafting projects.

The brilliant thing about Mod Podge is that it's not just the glue that holds the look together. It also serves as a protective barrier. It protects the items it covers from damage due to age, moisture, dust, and even fragility.

With this in mind, is Mod Podge a wise choice for decorating furniture?

Why wouldn't it be? Many people protect their wood with some sort of fishing product (paint, varnish, etc.).

New Trends for Mod Podge

While Mod Podge is an excellent choice for many craft projects, a new trend uses it to decorate and protect old furniture. It's a great way to breathe new life into furniture that may be a bit past its prime. You can take yard sale finds, Goodwill items, and even "found" furniture and turn it into a work of art that has as much form as it does function.

Be creative when using Mod Podge with furniture. There are a wide range of items you can attach to furniture items, and ways in which you can attach them.

For instance, consider these items for a little inspiration and imagine how well they'd work as shelf lining, cabinet faces, interior drawer liners, exterior drawer faces, lamp shades, table tops, and so much more:

Maps

Wallpaper

Fabric

Gift Wrap

Newspaper

Comic Strips/Comic Book Pages

Sheet Music

Christmas Cards

The list of possibilities really is limitless. You can also consider collages made of concert or sporting event tickets, theatre performance playbills, and even postcards from family vacations. All of these ideas can be beautiful when added to the right piece of furniture.

It's best to use a hard coat Mod Podge when using it for furniture. This is a heavy duty type of Mod Podge that will protect the furniture's surface from the dings and dents that come from daily wear and tear.
Apply multiple coats for even greater protection.

The truth of the matter is that Mod Podge has gone full circle. It's not just for kid's crafts anymore. It serves as a great way to protect furniture while turning the furniture into a work of art in its own right.

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John Derian

John Derian

Map Topped Table.Map Topped Table Visit primitiveandproper.blogspot.com

great idea comics and mod podge

Comics and mod podge- bohocircus.typepad.com

great idea comics and mod podge

This has a comic book theme to it. This will be placed in the
reading/lounging area.  My idea is to remove the drawers, using the
empty space, I'll display figurines from comics/manga (for sale) ikeahackers.net

Modge Podge Comics

Modge Podge Comics notonthehighstreet.com
Turn a craft store birdhouse into a “fairy tale” bookhouse as a nursery gift. Use the jacket as the roof and decoupage the exterior with pages from the inside.
Turn a craft store birdhouse into a “fairy tale” bookhouse as a nursery gift. Use the jacket as the roof and decoupage the exterior with pages from the inside-dailydanny.com

DIY Mod Podge Hangers! Use gift wrap and mod podge to personalize your wooden hangers.

DIY Mod Podge Hangers! Use gift wrap and mod podge to personalize your wooden hangers.livelovediy.com

Thonet dining chairs- Milkster

Thonet dining chairs- Milkster

12d20f450ee675234c984a24fcd53756Mod Podge Map Dresser

For all the pictures you have and no frames to put them in.

For all the pictures you have and no frames to put them in. blog.bitsofeverything.com

How to Decoupage Metal Buckets with Fabric & Mod Podge~ This is a
great idea to decorate for parties and put ice & drinks in, party
favors or put someone's name on it too and it's a great idea for a gift
basket! thecreativityexchange.com

Martha Stewart decoupage clip boards

Martha Stewart decoupage clip boards

mini clipboard picture displays by queenvanna creations on Flickr

Mini clipboard picture displays
                by queenvanna creations on Flickr

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Modge Podge your baby Lids And Turn Them Into Storage

Visit designsponge.com

DIY paper quilt on canvas

DIY paper quilt on canvas Paper Hexagon "quilt"
                by lesley zellers on Flickr

IKEA boxes

IKEA boxes- countryhome.com

Hand collaged vases Repurposing old vases

Hand collaged vases Repurposing old vases  vi.sualize.us

modge podge a map to a lampshade

Modge podge a map to a lampshade-notonthehighstreet.com

Lace bowls...so easy!

Lace bowls...so easy!edwardkinsella.com

Decoupage Floral Chair

Decoupage Floral Chair Pinterest

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Photo Tray- marthastewart.com

decoupaged spoons

Decoupaged Spoons- paper spoons
                by Hidden In France on Flickr

Transfer images to canvas, pillows, or furniture.

Transfer images to canvas, pillows, or furniture.-bhg.com

Family photos in embroidery hoops with simple stitch details. Love it!

Family photos in embroidery hoops with simple stitch details. brigitte.de

Just modge podge graphics onto bottles without transfering....can use distressing ink around edges to blur

Just modge podge graphics onto bottles without transfering

Use distressing ink around edges to blur- modpodgerocksblog.com

MapsMaps With Jewelry Findings

Modge Podge Crafts

Modge Podge Wall Plates-  Visit acuradealerlocator.info

Goodwill canvas paintings + mod podge

Goodwill canvas paintings + mod podge the-decorator.net

transfer graphics with Mod Podge

Transfer graphics with Mod Podge-kristieshelton.com

MODGE PODGE FABRIC onto suitcases.

Modge Podge Fabric Onto suitcases ideasmag.co.za

Mod Podge DIY Camo Organizer - perfect gift for a guy!

Mod Podge DIY Camo Organizer - perfect gift for a guy!  modpodgerocksblog.com

Canvas Art

Canvas Art thisismeinspired.blogspot.com

fridge magnets out of bottle caps

Fridge magnets out of bottle caps-Visit etsy.com

How to decorate furniture with fabric using modge podge and resin

How to decorate furniture with fabric using modge podge and resin- Shelter Hub

"Now one thing I do know about resin is that if you are going to use fabric or paper with resin, you
need to seal itfirst so the resin doesn?t sink into the fabric or paper and discolor it.
So I took my Mod Podge and put a thick layer on the top of the table and shelf. Then I laid the
fabric on top and smoothed out all of the air bubbles. And then I put TWO layers over the top of
the fabric. And I let it dry overnight. Once it was dry, I trimmed the fabric a little more so it was
exactly the same size as the table top."

"There were some bubbles, so I got out my little propane torch/lighter and ran it over the surgace and it was amazing the way that propane gets the bubbles out. There were hundreds of tiny bubbles
sticking to the fabric and the propane flame zapped them all up!"

Pour on Resin

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