Monday, November 8, 2010


I've been looking for a new way to display my business name at craft shows and decided to try my hand at decoupaging wooden blocks. I went to Michael's to get some Mod Podge and noticed that Martha's version was on clearance. Being one to save money wherever I can, I brought Martha's home. Afterall, it's Martha. It must be good, right?! I cut all my paper, decided what I wanted to do, loaded my brush with the glue, brushed it on the blocks and waited for the magic to happen. I waited, and I waited, and I waited. I waited so long for it to dry that I got tired and just went to bed. I woke up the next morning to sticky bubbles. WHAT? That's not what I wanted. Some of the paper didn't even stick AT ALL. After reading the directions one more time, I applied another coat and waited some more. More bubbles again. I know, the fact that it was on clearance should have told me something. So...I went back to the store, bought Mod Podge like I should have done in the first place. It went on like a dream and dried almost instantly! No bubbles! Now that's magic! I applied some sticker letters, applied another layer of Mod Podge and here's the end result.
I love how it turned out and am now day dreaming about all the things around the house that I will decoupage. Mod Podge is my hero. Martha, not so much. After the craft show this weekend, maybe I'll take a break from sewing for a day and decoupage some cute little containers for baby storage. Or maybe decoupage some Christmas gifts. Or maybe I should just finish knitting the baby sweater I've been making. So many little time...

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you should listen to your daughter...SHE bought modge podge from the start! P.s. The blocks turned out great!