As most of you already know, I love Mod Podge. It's think it's the wonder ingredient of the crafting world. I especially love Sparkle Mod Podge, but for today's project I held back and just used the regular stuff.
I've been wanting to do this project for awhile now and when I picked up this wooden chair for two whole loonies (that's 2 dollars for those of you outside of Canada) at a garage sale, I knew I was ready to go!
Here are the supplies I used:
1) Check to see what the repeat pattern is on your napkin. You could use tissue paper instead and probably get a big more bang for your buck, but I really liked these napkins.
You only need to do this for the seat. Everything else will be pieced together and eventually you'll just start tearing and using scraps. The first piece gets laid down as one whole piece though so you'll want to figure out which way you want the pattern to go.
2) My napkins were 3 ply. The first one I glued down I kept getting air bubbles because of so many layers of paper. I learned very quickly to take the layers apart first and use only the patterned layer. The rest was for wiping the glue off of my hands.
3) Pour some glue out onto a paper plate and get ready to paint it onto your chair.
6) Keep going all around the chair, making sure to get every little nook and cranny and spindle. As you start getting into smaller spaces you can just tear your napkin. Ragged edges are totally fine, if you have a busy pattern like mine it'll all just blend nicely.
By the way, I should probably mention that this is not something you want to do after an expensive manicure. It does get messy. I've got Mod Podge on my hands, my arms, my jeans, and I think even in my hair right now. It all comes out easily, except when it's on top of nail polish, then it pulls the polish off too.
It's all worth it though, take a look!!
I think it's just about pretty enough to be in the garden but it's actually going in front of a little built in desk in my kitchen.
Please excuse the mess of cords and the blahness of the walls. This is the first step of an overhaul of my kitchen, almost the last room on my list of major make-overs.
I think this would be a fun craft to do with kids actually. They like getting messy right?!?! It took me a couple of hours and about 10 napkins to cover the whole chair. I think it's fun and whimsical. I can totally picture it with Mod Podge Sparkle but I'll try to ignore my 10 year old self and leave it as is.
Have you ever decoupaged something big? While I was doing this I was thinking it would be pretty funny to do an entire dining room set or a bed frame or something. You'd need a lot of Mod Podge but it could be fun.
Anyway, let me know what you think and if you're going to find something to cover in Mod Podge and Napkins.
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