Over the weekend, I decided to Mod Podge a couple of unfinished wooden trays for our home and my work office. I like to keep things nice and organized--figured these trays would do the trick to keep pens, pencils, notepads, etc all in one place while looking cute at the same time!
♥ wooden tray (Michael's)
♥ scrapbook paper (I used the thicker kind)
♥ paint brush
♥ Mod Podge (I used satin finish)
♥ paper cutter, scissors, ruler
1 ♥ wipe your tray clean (to remove dust, dirt, etc) and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the surface.
2 ♥ the strokes should be somewhat even--I didn't do too great a job here, but you get the idea--to make sure the surface is evenly coated.
3 ♥ cut your paper to size and lay it in the tray smoothing out all air bubbles along the way. you can also add another layer or two on top of the paper which will give it a nice sheen.
4 ♥ let it dry (according to instructions on Mod Podge bottle) and then smile...because this stuff is amazing.
♥ Cute and functional--works for me!
I look forward to adding more Mod Podge projects to my crafting bag o' tricks. Check out the Mod Podge site for tips, tricks, and project ideas. (Mine was the "Cliff's Notes" version!) Try it--you won't be disappointed!
My excitement for this stuff almost matches my love for Hello Kitty--close, but not quite there--and that says a lot!
Happy Crafting! ♥