Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mod Podge to the Rescue!

So a few years ago a bought a cookie jar at the DI for $2.00. YAY! I was looking for something ugly and I found the perfect one! Back then I thought it fit perfectly in our kitchen, filled with cookie goodness.

But now that I have gotten married and "matured" a little bit, I am realizing that only an actual Grandma would want this cookie jar in their kitchen. So I had to rethink things a bit.

Someday when I have a kitchen that I actually love and take pride in I will decorate it. And when I decorate, it will be so cute. Greens and Oranges...and Frogs.

Digging through my craft supplies I found lots of paper and a bit of Mod Podge. Perfect! My wheels began to turn. 

Once I decided on my paper I started ripping it up into little pieces...
(This is the perfect project to use up your scrap paper.)

Then I randomly Mod Podged them onto my cookie jar. Completely covering it.

Bye bye Grandma

I covered it in orange paper then added some cute frogs using my little Cricut and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.

When I finished with the Mod Podge, I took it outside and sprayed it down with a few coats of some clear coating/sealer. This way my paper wouldn't peel off and I will be able to wipe it down and stuff in the future.
Now, I could have just used my Mod Podge as a sealer and it would have worked just fine. But I didn't because a) I didn't have enough Mod Podge to do that and b) I didn't want a lot of brush stokes.

When it was finished I felt like it needed...something. So I added a bit of ribbon to the lid.

The entire process is pretty easy. But I would be lying if I said this was a quick and easy project. It isn't. I'm not exaggerating when I say it took me all day to do it. I did all the Mod Podging yesterday then sprayed it down today.

But it was a lot of fun and I love how my new cookie jar turned out. Some day it will look perfect in my super cute kitchen, nestled on a counter all comfy.

1 comment:

    haha only kidding, it looks great, you little crafter. I don't know how you find time to do stuff like this. With how much you work and stuff!