A Roundup of How To's Using Mod Podge

A Roundup of How To's Using Mod Podge

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Jess Watson
Feb 5, 2010

Mod Podge seems to be one of those crafting tools that is handed out in the "Welcome to Crafting" goody bag along with an X-acto knife and a cutting board. We love it for the endless amount of decoupage projects we can do around the house, but we also love its retro label. Here's a roundup of some projects using Mod Podge that we featured on Apartment Therapy.

Mod Podge, invented in a garage in the 60s, comes from the term "Modern Decoupage." Beyond the Classic Mod Podge, there are now versions of the all-in-one glue/sealer/finish that glow in the dark, shimmer and have glitter. Here are just a few ways to use it in your home:

How To: Make Your Own Magnetic Matchbooks
Turn ordinary matchbooks that sit in a drawer into magnets that not only look good, but will be readily accessible next time your pilot light goes out.

How To: Cover Your Switchplates With Fabric Scraps
Add a little style to your boring switchplates with fabric that compliments your decor.

Inger's Paper-Covered Clipboard Grocery List Holder
Why settle for a boring clipboard? Make your home office more fun by adding pretty paper to your clipboards.

How To: Make Coasters from Cocktail Napkins
Dress up plain coasters using inexpensive paper cocktail napkins.

How To: Refresh a Boring Drawer Unit
Turn a ho-hum drawer unit into something display worthy.

What are your favorite Mod Podge projects? What are your favorite sources for pretty paper?

(Top image credit: Jessica Watson)

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