3.02.2012

Mod Podged 2nd hand find

It's not just clothes that scream at me to be refashioned but furniture and odds and ends do to! 

A little Mod podge, decorative paper napkins and a second hand store find and I created this: 


Supplies: 
Statue, vase, decorative piece to makeover
Decorative paper napkins
Mod podge
Brush
scissors

Step 1: I loved the shape of the piece I found but it looked off. Then I noticed it was broken on the top.


So before I bought it I searched for a piece to add to the top of it to balance it out. I found a wooden egg shape and it was perfect! A little glue (and dry time) and my I had a new shape to makeover!


Step 2: Unfold a napkin and apply a layer of Mod Podge to a medium sized area. Lay the napkin on top of the Mod Podge and start to smooth out and mold it to the under lying shape. 


Continue the process until the entire thing is covered. 


Step 3: Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the top to adhere the napkin well and to seal it. Smooth out with your fingers. I loved the folds, wrinkles and texture the napkin made. I did NOT try to make it perfectly smooth - you won't get it to do that with a napkin. 


Also - if your napkin tears just cut or rip a piece of napkin and apply over the top. The design on mine made it easy to add layers and over lap without it being obvious. 


Let it dry, place it and enjoy it! This entire project cost me UNDER $5.00! So next time you are thrifting or yard saleing, try to see the shape of the object and how it could be transformed!


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12 comments:

  1. Brings back memories. My aunt was big on decoupage. I never would have thought to use paper napkins

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  2. I love decoupage, but have not done any for some time. Very cute project. Hey, I spotlighted you today on my new blog, Blogs of Goodness. http://blogsofgoodness.blogspot.com/ just wanted to let you know. Thanks for inspiring me to try new things. Have a great day!

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  3. I love the paper napkins idea. Great job Megan!

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  4. Ooooh! I love this! Using paper napkins is a brilliant idea!

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  5. I see broken, but interesting objects all the time. It never occurred to me that I could add something to it to make it whole. wow! You opened up a whole new world for me.

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  6. This is really cool. What a great and creative decorative item! I am your newest follower!

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  7. What an interesting piece you created! Looks great!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gorgeous! this is an amazing transformation.. and really Mod Podge is a miracle product! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  9. Very pretty Meg! Love those napkins, and the addition of a wooden egg was brilliant!

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