You already know that I love to customize my home with lots of little details, but don’t like to spend an harm or a leg to get the look. Mod Podge has been my friend for years and I love this stuff. It works on pretty much any surface.
I had some glass doors in the kitchen cabinets, that I ohhh sooo had to have way back when we installed the new kitchen, don’t get me wrong, I love the look and love the doors. But as our family grew I saw more and more that those cabinets are wasted space. I couldn’t really use them because everyone could see in. I had to make sure they are always clean and clutter free, pretty much a display case.
It would have been great if I didn’t need more space to house plates, cups and whatnot, we all know cups don’t make a cupboard look clean and neat, they are everywhere. So I had to come up with a solution and as I saw my fabric pieces, leftover from the curtains and my Mod podge sitting on the counter, I got an idea… Mod Podge the Glass doors.
I gave it a try and it worked like a charm. Took about 15 minutes and then had to dry and I had a new look in my kitchen and gained oh sooo much needed kitchen cabinet space.
Now when I remodeled the office, I came across a few plastic tubs that had been on the shelf’s for a while, but they are blue and didn’t fit the office at all. I had some leftover fabric and of course Mod Podge and guess what… YUP.. Mod Podge the plastic tubs to make them look like my room in a custom fabric.
They now look like they are a custom piece created specially for this room and don’t look at all like you did it yourself. Best part, just like the fabric in the kitchen glass doors. When your décor, color scheme changes, so will your customized bins, doors etc. All you do is peel it off and put your new fabric on. Super simple and very cost effective. LOVE it.. wish I could Mod Podge my entire house.
This is what you need to Customize with Mod Podge and Fabric
Your object of choice
Fabric of choice
This is how to make the custom look:
Paint the front of your object; I hardly ever paint the entire bin, usually only the front that can be seen.
Put down the fabric right over the Mod Podge, smooth it out and make sure everything is attached nicely to the glue and sticking down.
You can let it dry if you like and leave it like that or you can put another layer of Mod Podge to the front of the fabric; I like to add another layer that way I can wipe it down if the kids happen to spill something on the floor and it gets onto the fabric; however if you add another layer on the front of the fabric, your fabric gets a a rough texture, you can’t see it, just feel it as being a ‘”rough” fabric. That way you can wipe it down. Either way, whatever you prefer.
See how easy it can be to decorate your home in a custom look and with fabric, all you need is a little Mod Podge and you are good to go and have a new look in no time. Get tired of the look… peel the fabric off and change it out. Simple as 1, 2, 3…..
You could use scrapbook paper as well, but if you are planning on removing it for a décor change, I would highly recommend Fabric, the scrapbook paper is more permanent, see my magazine holders in the picture above, they are Mod Podge with Scrapbook paper and it will never come off .
I always buy my Mod Podge at Michaels of Hobby Lobby with a 40% or 50% coupon and that makes it about $2-$3 for a big bottle that will get a lot of projects done. Have I told you that I love that stuff? Be sure to check out my DIY Canvas art, with non other then Mod Podge … YUP…
Disclaimer: Since I’m soo addicted to Mod Podge and wanted to show some fun projects I wanted to let you know that I was NOT compensated nor asked to write these ideas. This is truly a product that I love and I wanted to show you my ideas and crafts to get you some ideas on how to use Mod Podge.