Quick Mod Podge craft – inexpensive and lovely.

Mod Podge and Candles

dec 3 2013 028april 2 2013 060craft tutorials March 2013 010I found this tissue paper that looks like old newsprint ads on the clearance rack at The Container Store – I knew immediately that it was destined for date with a jar of Mod Podge.  I cut the ads out in separate pieces to do these projects.  First I used a vase I had around the house and layered it with Mod Podge (Matte) and the papers.  I did a second coat of Mod Podge.  I let each coat dry for a day – I find the longer you let each coat dry the less chance of tackiness on your finished project .  I always stick to less is more when I work with Mod Podge as well, it is easier to add more if needed than to try to work out bubbles.  After the second coat dried I went over the whole piece with Distressed Ink (frayed burlap), let dry over night and then did a final coat of Mod Podge.  I filled the vase with greens and twinkle lights.

I repeated this process for all the small candle holders.  The first picture is an upcycled chandelier that hangs in my kitchen.  I covered each candle holder in the same manner as the vase – I lit them up with tea candles – this is a fabulous mood setting in my kitchen. The vase and small candles are on our fireplace mantle.

Handmade Cards & Gift Wrap, Pet Crafts

Handmade Gift Bags

Handmade Gift Bags & Card

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I make this cute and inexpenisve gift bags from plain brown bags and cards and left over fabrics.  I have included a full tutorial (pdf format) free to make these – Cute gift bags

Here are some pictures of other bags I have recently made;

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