Monday, February 6, 2012

Mod Podge Tutorial


The guest bathroom redo has begun! The workmen tore out the tub and surrounding tile on Friday. Hubby and I spent part of the weekend shopping for tile, tub, toilet, faucets, etc. We went to Home Depot three times, Lowe's twice, and Floor and Decor twice (and Panera Bread once.) I think I have everything for the bathroom picked out, finally. Hubby did some plumbing for the tub, and some electrical work for a light over the tub. I'll take photos this week while the men are tiling around the tub and the floor, installing the counter and sinks, and putting up the beadboard. I can't wait to show you!




Anywho, I finished this project for the craft room last week. Hubby was able to hang it for me right before the Super Bowl game yesterday. I knew better than to attempt to hang the letters myself. They would not have been level or centered so nicely on the wall.

Materials needed:
MDF letters
Scrapbooking paper
Mod Podge
Craft paint
Foam brush
Paint brush
X-Acto knife
Waxed paper

Place a letter face down on the wrong side of the scrapbooking paper. Carefully cut around it with an X-Acto knife.

Paint the edges of the letter with a craft paint that coordinates with the paper. You don't need to be super neat with this.


Using a foam brush, spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the letter.


Place the the precut paper on the letter, pressing out all the bubbles and wrinkles. Brush another thin layer of Mod Podge on the top and sides. Place the letter on waxed paper to dry.


Brush on a second coat of Mod Podge when the first is dry. Repeat with the other letters.



I love the pink and green paper! With only guys in the house, I never had a chance to decorate for a girl. This gave me a chance to do something girly girl for a change.

I'm still slowly working on the craft room. I've had a slight delay now with the bathroom remodeling and spiffying up the house for the wedding shower in March. Hopefully after the wedding in April I'll finish decorating it!




21 comments:

  1. What an eye catcher for your craft room and SO pretty.

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  2. BTW...thanks for the east tutorial. I'm going to do this for my granddaughter's bedroom!

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    1. Are you going to spell her name? I think that is so cute in a girl's room.

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  3. er..that would be "easY" tutorial

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    1. Judy, don't you just hate it when you hit the publish button right before you realize there is a typo? I do that all the time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Your letters turned out so great. Don't you just love Mod Podge?

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    1. Mod Podge is amazing! It is so easy to use and hard to mess up. Thanks, Jane!

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  5. Beautifully done! Love the colors. I've managed to make good looking storage for my whole craft studio with mod podge and assorted boxes. I am very pleased with the results!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I'm looking for something else to Mod Podge.

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  6. My daughter will be 9 in April and she's transitioning from little-girl projects to big-kid ones. I think this will be right up her alley. And I know she'll love creating new art for her room...aside from the pictures she drew and GLUED to her wall, that is.

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    1. Oh my. I guess you need to show how to frame her art work before she puts it on the wall. I'm sure she would have fun picking out some pretty paper for the letters. Have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I have just discovered Mod Podge and am in love! I just made some $1 wooden frames for Valentine's Day. Yours was an awesome tutorial and I am going to try it this way for St. Paddy's Day frames. I so love the paper you picked!

    If you have a chance please post this on my weekly link up at

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-tuesday-diy.html

    Thanks! Michelle

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    1. Michelle, I'm a sucker for pretty paper and fabric. I'll buy it before I even have a project in mind! Don't tell Hubby! Thanks for the invitation. I'll go link up.

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  8. this looks great I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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    1. Marissa, thanks for the invitation. I'll link up this tutorial and my sugar hearts post.

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  9. Im new to blogland....just 2 weeks in........and ran across your blog while 'surfing'. Love it. Cute ideas.

    COME VISIT ME!!!

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    1. Hi Candy! Welcome to the world of blogging and to Texas Cottage!

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  10. Happy Friday, Sallie! Just hopping by from Chic on a Shoestring's Flaunt it Friday party! Your Mod Podged CREATE letters are beautiful. I am addicted to Mod Podge with most of my altered art projects, so much so, I should get paid for mentioning the product in every blog! Anyway, you might like one of my posts about my "K" and "E" that I embellished for my daughters' bathroom. Here is the link: http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com/2010/05/whose-side-are-you-on.html

    Hope you stop by, leave a comment, and maybe follow along.

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! I will come on over and check it out!

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  11. Hi Sallie, I found you over at Serenity Now. This is gorgeous... I love it, going to PIN it now!!!
    Im also your newest follower - please pop over and visit my sometime - I would love to have a new follower if you like what you see. Take care, Nat

    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Natalie! Thanks for pinning the tutorial.

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