So I figured I would just do my own thing today. I think I will showcase my most recent project. I have been more crafty in the past couple months than the rest of my life all combined. I have always considered myself a NON-crafty person. I don't feel like I am very creative or imaginative. I wish I was more so. But I have 3 kids now....which means in the future we will have A LOT of birthday parties to attend. I figured now would be the time to figure out how to start making gifts.
I started with my niece's birthday which was on Christmas. We celebrated it last weekend. As I thought about what to make her, I tried to think of the things that I would have liked when I was a little girl. And it came to me....I was always wanting to save special "treasure" but where do you keep them?
So I went to AC Moore (which is a lot like a Michaels) and bought a hat box and some mod podge. I am now in love with Mod Podge!! You can do anything with that stuff!!!! It is awesome! But anyway....originally I bought some tissue paper, as I had seen a You Tube video tutorial on how to rip it up and mod podge it. I started on the inside of the lid. It looked ok....but I wasn't thrilled with it. I wanted a more personal and streamlined look. So out I went to AC Moore again. This time I bought some scrapbook paper. Now we were getting some where. I modpodged it like crazy. One of the pieces of paper I had bought was a Tinkerbell piece (my niece loves her) and it had little sayings all over it. So I pulled out my crafty scissors and cut out a bunch of the sayings and glued them on the lid. I also had some letter stickers, so I spelled out her name. (Now I have a cricut which would have been fun).
I then wrapped paper around the rim of the lid and then the outside of the box. I guess I didn't cut the rim of the lid PERFECTLY because it stuck up just a little and I was afraid (actually it was Kevin, my husband, who pointed it out) that it would get caught or picked at and rip. So out to JoAnns (this time) I went AGAIN! I bought a couple different types of ribbon to put on the edge. I hit the jackpot on this one sequin one. It looked great and totally made the box!!!
And this is how it turned out:
(please don't mind my slippered foot haha)
What do you think? I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I am proud of it actually. My plan is to make one for each of my kids and my nephew through-out this year for each of their birthdays. I know that I would have liked something like this...I hope they do too!
What kinds of fun things have you all found to do with mod podge? I am a newbie here so please share your ideas!
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