|My decoupaged Lilly Pulitzer Photo Frame|
(with one of my favorite pictures of my mom and sisters)
Mod Podge is, in my opinion, is one of the easiest and most versatile glues to craft with. It glues and seals to almost any surface (wood, plastic, paper, etc.) and it dries glossy and clear, making it the perfect finisher!
|The real deal: Mod Podge|
My favorite type of craft using mod podge is called decoupage. Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts (or photos) onto it. (Check out this post where I told ya'll about some of the decoupage crafts my mom and I used to do together!)
Anyways, back in November at the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse sale (in King of Prussia, PA), my sisters and I each received a free Lilly Pulitzer photo frame for shopping the sale. While they were adorable in their own (especially since they were free), the frames were just plain white - the opposite of what you think of when you hear Lilly Pulitzer! So, my sister, Emily, and I decided we could jazz them up a bit with some mod podge these adorable Lilly Pulitzer cocktail napkins!
- Picture Frame
- Cocktail Napkins
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
1. Napkins typically have two (or three) layers - one with the print/color, and one (or two) white layers for added absorbency. For this craft, you only need the printed layer so the first step is carefully to peel apart the napkin. Do this to 3-4 cocktail napkins depending on how large your frame is (and how many napkins you you accidentally rip in the process).
2. The next step is to cut the napkins into sections that will fit each side or your frame, cutting 4 additional pieces for your corners. The key in this particular craft (and this is not true for all decoupage) is that you want as little overlap as possible, as even the smallest overlap will be amplified in color once you add your glue.
|Emily is gluing her napkins one section at a time...|
|My frame is drying...|