Monday, April 26, 2010

mod podge extravaganza

i just love crafternoons. i did this little ditty on a rainy day...it's been raining a lot in KC. and it's like an unspoken rule (everywhere in the world) that on rainy days, one must nap and craft. my friend mara made a mod podge table and it inspired me to get my "modge podge" on.
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i bought these big blocks on clearance at hobby lobby...the set said "friends" on it. oh, isn't that cute?...NO. it's cheesy. so i bought paper to cover this up. later that week i went to my older sister's(karli) house and she had bought the exact blocks and modge podged them with cute paper...hilarious. she stole the idea from my brain. i was so mad at her...until i remembered that great minds think alike, or whatever.
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anyway, all you do for this craft is:

buy some blocks(or have your husband cut you some?)
cut your paper to fit the block
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put the mod podge on the block
put the paper on top(try to smooth out the bubbles)
let dry completely
cover with more mod podge
let dry
give as a baby gift and your friend loves you forever. it's true.

after this modging experience, i had extra paper left over and an oak book holder that desperately needed to be covered. and so i did that too, as i was on a freaking roll. i tried to mod podge lila, but the glue doesn't stick to humans well.
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at around 5pm, my husband was like, are you going to cook dinner tonight?

um, ya. maybe. i don't know...i'm really into this craft.

hungry staring from husband and children=craft stopper.

12 comments:

  1. i guess i better take back those "friend" blocks i was going to give you for your birthday. dang.

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  2. love the idea and the paper. i've never modge podged before... my kids would probably love it too. thanks for the tip!
    love, jenn

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  3. Pretty! I recently met Modge Podge and yes, it is SO addicting! The fun you can have with it!

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  4. OMG! You totally inspired me. JUST TODAY I was looking at my blocks that say FAMILY and thinking how not cute they are and should I put them on my garage sale. Not gonna now. I'm going to Mod Podge them! Thanks.

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  5. you've gone and done it once again...LOVE the finished products! You're a genius.

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  6. Mod Podge is the best! I've started getting into decoupage lately and this is a great new idea :) Now to find some pretty paper...

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  7. Love it. Want to come over teach me? I've never modged a thing in my life.

    On an unrelated note, I (very) suprisingly received an invitation to your sister's wedding. We shall meet. Soon.

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  8. Cute! What a fun idea and so many variations!

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  9. I love how your book stand turned out - too cute! But I can't figure out why you wouldn't want cute little blocks in your house that say "friends"... :)

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  10. Ha it's true! mine are way cuter ... just saying

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  11. but no one will ever know IF youre's are cuter than mine b/c you don't have a blog! cave in!!

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