Written by Jessica Chaffins
Well I have finally decided to do it….after years (yes, literally years) of being skeptical of the reliability of this amazingly cheap and easy “shortcut”, I let me curiosity take control….I made mod podge! And I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised at how great it turned out. So this recipe definitely has my vote!!!
Thanks to Lucy AitkenRead, writer of the blog Lulastic and the Hippyshakes, for sharing all this wonderful information!! Have to say my lazy butt was not looking forward to doing any kind of research on this in-depth subject ***insert eye roll here***. But when I found Lucy’s post about her experience with her homemade mod podge, I was educated on this crazy stuff and was quickly convinced this may work out after all. It only takes a large bottle of glue (8 oz. of Elmer’s glue or wood glue is what you are looking for), 1/3 cup of water and size appropriate jar ( I just used 16oz mason jar for mine)!!! Oh my favorite kind of lists, short and cheap!!! She also gives ya tips if ya wanna change the style of finish, i.e. glossy or sparkly. (Definitely on my list to try!!)
After I made my watery glue, I was ready to give it a go. I wanted to cover a wooden letter ‘e’ for my nephew for his room….so here I go. I slapped on a good layer of glue to the wooden letter, now line up the pre-cut piece of paper on the ‘e’ (had a few wrinkles but they smoothed out really easy), finally paint on another good coat on top of the paper. BAM!!! Done!!! Now I just let it dry overnight, I’m sure that is way too long but hey I have never done this before sooo.
Nice….clean smooth, satin finish!! Now onto more projects, hmmm….I want to see what all I can do with this stuff!! Needless to say, I hate I waited so long to try doing this. At the same time I am really happy it worked out for me (especially with my luck). Any of y’all made mod podge before? Let me know how it turned out for you!!
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– Sincerely Renee & Jessica