A Roundup of How To's Using Mod Podge

A Roundup of How To's Using Mod Podge

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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