It was my first time using Mod Podge glue, the versatile glue you can use for so many different DIY projects. You can embellish boxes or frames or furniture with photographs or movie tickets, sheet music or stamps, old letters or postcards, scrapbook paper or stickers with the use of Mod Podge. Even fabric works.
I glued these vintage invoices with beautiful old-fashioned handwriting I had bought at an antique show to this little table from Don’s mom.
I didn’t want to ruin the letters, so I just made photo copies of them first.
If you have just one item you really love, you could make many photo copies of it and us that to cover an item. For ideas, take a look of many free printables I’ve collected on my “printables” Pinterest board.
Supplies for the Mod Podge Table:
- little side table (or other furniture piece)
- Mod Podge glue
- (foam) brush
- vintage letters, book pages, sheet music, scrapbook pages, or similar
- optional: X-Acto knife or needle, clear spray paint
Mod Podge Table Tutorial:
- Put down what you want to glue on your furniture piece and decide on the final design. It might help to take a quick picture with your iPhone for reference so you can remember your final design while you work on the table.
- Apply the first coat of Mod Podge to the top of the table and add your first piece of paper, making sure to avoid bubbles. Cover it with more glue. The glue might change the color of the pages a bit, as you can see in my case.
- I dipped my index finger into a little bit of glue and gently push out any air bubbles. After a couple of layers of paper, there were some trapped bubbles in the middle of my table, and I tried to release them by making small holes in the bubbles with the X-Acto knife. That worked for some bubbles, but not all. Next time I would put more glue onto the surface initially.
- Try not to push the glued-down items too much to avoid holes, or discolored or torn pieces.
- Once you glue everything you want to add to the table, let the first layer of Mod Podge dry for 20 minutes or more.
- Add additional layers of Mod Podge to the table — I added one more. To make sure the top of the table is durable for years, finish your project by applying clear spray paint.
I really like how this table turned out, and as you could see in my Blue Cottage House Tour, it gets a lot of use next to our sofa.
Have you used Mod Podge for DIY projects?