My First Date with Mod Podge

March 18, 2010

Can you believe that up until just a few days ago I had never Mod Podged anything?  Neither can I.
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So I decided to get my feet wet with the easiest Mod Podge project ever:  coasters! 

We currently have three different “kinds” of coasters in our home.  Notice how I didn’t say “sets”?  Coasters in my house tend to wander off, never to be seen again.  I believe they’ve started a commune somewhere with all of the socks that never emerge from the dryer.  We definitely needed some coasters. 

I found some cute scrapbook paper and bought some cheap ($0.16 each) white ceramic tiles  at Home Depot.  I adhered pieces of my scrapbook paper to the tile with Mod Podge.  Then I brushed another coat on top.  When they were dry, I sprayed them with a couple coats of clear acrylic sealer.

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I cut out pieces of adhesive backed cork for the backside.   Easy peasy.

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Now, I just need to make a set to coordinate with each room.

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What’s your favorite Mod Podge project?  I’m itching to Mod Podge some more!

Linking this post up to some of these creative blogs.

33 comments:

  1. These have turned out so cute! Ha! And what a coincidence - I also just posted my very first ever mod podge project on my blog... Funny...

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  2. So very cute coasters! Mod Podge is sorta irresistible- you want to use it more and more!

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  3. Could you use mod podge to do plates like this? I want to hang plates in my kitchen, but can't find any I like....is it possible to use it with fabric as well as paper??

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  4. Vert cute - and so easy!

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  5. These look great! Never used mod podge before but it looks like a load of fun!

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  6. How fun! I might have to try this - my coasters are cheapie ones from the $1 bin (plus 50% off) at Michael's and they stick to any wet glass! haha I think they drive my guests crazy!

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  7. These turned out great. Welcome to the mad, mad world of Mod podge!!
    Jane

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  8. Can't live without my mod podge!

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  9. I haven't modge podged anything in years but now!!! Thanks a lot. I have to go to Michael's and love the scrapbook paper idea...

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  10. Love it! Mod Podge is fun to use! Ok, I need to take my bottle of Mod Podge out and make something. lol I've been thinking of mod podging some faux eggs. :) Hmmm?
    Sandra

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  11. I love ModPodge -I do tons with it!!

    I like your coasters.

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  12. I've never used Mod Podge myself. Each time I decide to give it a go, I feel guilty about the project that I have pending. Seems it's paint or mosaic before I can Mod Podge!

    Your coasters came out great!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  13. I've never mod-podged before either. This looks like a great idea to get me started! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Those are very cute. I love mod podge. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  15. I see a long relationship in your future! ;}

    m ^..^

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  16. Adorable, nice job for your first time using Mod Podge. I'm going to have to find some of those tiles at Home Depot! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. You know, I'm pretty sure you can have your blogging license revoked if you don't use Mod Podge. :) Seriously, these are cute.

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  18. Very cute...I can't believe it was your first time with Mod Podge. I think the first time I used it I had to throw my craft away. It was a mess!

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  19. These turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

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  20. Okay, I know this post is about coasters...

    but what an adorable mug! Did you make that yourself?

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  21. It's addictive isn't it!! I love Mod Podge. I did a tray on my blog with it. I love the way it turned out.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
    Thanks!
    Sherry

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  22. I've never Mod Podge'd' anything, but after seeing your wonderful coasters I think it's time I tried some! And I think my coasters are at the same commune as yours!

    Kat :)

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  23. I don't Mod Podge often, but it's a great product. Nice job on the coasters. I like the paper you selected.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see what Jane posted for Met Monday.

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  24. how cute!!! love the coasters....
    come on over to my blog and check it out, you're always welcome.

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  25. I am Modge Podging zebra tissue paper to the top of this old end table right now!!!!!

    http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2010/03/turquoise-table.html

    It's a miracle product!!!!!

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  26. So cute! When they get you hooked, they really get you hooked. I'm always trying to come up with something to mod podge. Nice to meet you -shaunna :)

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  27. I love modge podge :) Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays

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  28. Love the coasters, can't wait to make some for friends, specially when I have all the supplies at home. I decorated a glass plate using the mod podge, it came out really cute:
    http://chicabellacrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/glass-decoupage.html

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  29. I attempted to use Mod Podge and contact paper for an altered plastic clipboard yesterday and had nothing but bad luck. The Mod Podge resulted in "bubbled" paper and the "duck tape brand" contact paper (clear) would not stick when I tried to put that over paper instead of using paper with Mod Podge. I figure I just need a foam brush instead of a paint brush. Any ideas for me? :P

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  30. I'm a Mod Podge newbie too! I've been painting lots and lots of furniture lately and lining drawers with scrapbook paper, maps, whatever seems to go with the piece - just adds an extra touch and super easy!

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