Creepy Crafting with Mod Podge

Thanks to Fifi Flowers for hosting Fashionable Friday!

I’ve been wanting to try Mod Podge for a while.  I received some tins for Christmas that I wanted to repurpose and I thought this would be a good time to try out decoupage.  My good friend is having a boy, so with this in mind, I made her some gift containers.

 

Three tins covered with bug paper- now I just have to figure out what kind of baby gift to fill them with.

Three tins covered with bug paper- now I just have to figure out what kind of baby gift to fill them with.

I covered the tin lids with a piece of paper that didn’t cover the edge of the lid.  I wasn’t super crazy about the unfinished look of the lids.

 

Tin lid covered with ants

Tin lid covered with ants

Well, the Mod Podge didn’t work so well on the lids.  Mr. Petrie asked me if the paper was supposed to look like it was coming off.  ”Uh, no,” I replied.  I lifted the edge of the paper and it came right off.  So, out with the Podge and in with the glue gun.  I also came up with a slightly different look for the lids.

 

I used chocolate colored ribbon, a light green circle sticker and cut the bugs out of the original lid paper.

I used chocolate colored ribbon, a light green circle sticker and cut the bugs out of the original lid paper.

 

The new and improved lid decor.

The new and improved lid decor

 

All three lids

All three lids

I also decoupaged an Altoids tin.  I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, but it would be a cute gift box for jewelry.  I think a gift card might be too big.

 

The top of the Altoids tin.

The top of the Altoids tin

 

The bottom of the tin

The bottom of the tin

 

Inside the tin

Inside the tin

I love the paper I used for the Altoids tin.  My mom and I did some crafting with it a couple of weeks ago.

I have a small cylindrical tin I covered with the awesome floral paper, but I need to finish it off with some black ribbon and the glue gun.  I’ll show it off when I make it gorgeous!

Now that I know how to use Mod Podge, I’m pretty sure I’ll be covering every usable container that comes into Casa Petrie.  If you have Mod Podge experience, feel free to comment with advice.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 6:00 am and is filed under crafts, Fashionable Fridays, gifts.

7 Responses to “Creepy Crafting with Mod Podge”

  1. Heather @ Just Doing My Best Says:

    Hi! I looked for another way to contact you, but did not see it. I LOVE your blog design and wanted to ask, who did it? I will be in the market very soon for a new blog background and yours was very memorable. I was hoping to check out the artist. Thanks!

  2. Patricia Says:

    What a charming way to repurpose disposable items! Hmmm…with Mother’s Day coming up, I’d love some decorative cans for small storage. By the way, the insect motif is a favorite.

  3. Sandra Says:

    Your baby wreath is really cute. LOVE the covered tins. Ya know, the Altoid tin I think might hold business cards. If I was groovy enough to have a business card, I’d use it for that. Very cute.
    Have a great day.
    Sandra

  4. suzy Says:

    Love this project….I need to get into buying some sucret boxes!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Fifi Flowers Says:

    THat is a great idea! LOVE the altoid box idea! Bugs are quite fashionable!!! Thanks for playing along… ENJOY! Fifi

  6. Amy Says:

    You are crafty cool Mrs. Petrie! You and I should have a play date! I think the bug boxes came out VERY cool.

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