If you are a crafter, chances are that you know the virtues of Mod Podge, the specialty glue, sealant and crafting tool. If you don’t, then it’s time! Mod Podge has tons of different uses, and I was really surprised at the number of cool projects we found using these Mod Podge projects & ideas. Since it’s pretty inexpensive and goes a long way, we suggest you pick up a jar and read along. We’re Podgin’!
DIY Mod Podge Ideas
Mod Podge Crafts
Our first DIY Mod Podge project is from ‘Tell Love & Party‘, and is the perfect beginners project. These DIY tissue paper pots are as cute as they are colorful. You literally need 3 things to make this. (Yes, one of them is a bottle of Mod Podge!)
If you haven’t been over to ‘Mod Podge Rocks‘, then you have to go now. Amy is the expert on Mod Podge projects & crafts. The. Expert. Check out this wooden stool she decoupaged with paper!
If you are tired of boring office supplies, then no more! Beth at ‘Home Stories A to Z‘ has an easy tutorial on decoupaging these DIY Mod Podge clipboards and desk organizing ideas!
From ‘It’s Always Autumn‘, learn how to do a Mod Podge photo transfer on wood! This photo pallet project is creative and inexpensive to make.
Try using wrapping paper and this Mod Podge idea to makeover any piece of outdated furniture into something fresh & fun! This tutorial is from ‘Spoonflower’ via ‘Plaid‘.
Mod Podge Projects
Just to prove how creative you can get with this medium, try this Mod Podge project on for size! ‘Damask Love‘ used Mod Podge on fabric and created her own custom area rug. Fabric, a canvas drop cloth and some decoupage ideas & ingenuity! Step by step photos and instructions.
Want a quick Mod Podge craft idea? Make these DIY scrapbook paper coasters from ‘The DIY Dreamer‘. There are so many amazing scrapbook papers out there, you could make virtually any theme coasters with this tutorial. I think I may need a trip to the craft store…
This decoupage idea could be used as home decor or given as a gift, because it’s so boutique style pretty! Find out how to make these DIY Mod Podge jewelry boxes from ‘This Silly Girl’s Kitchen‘.
These DIY gold cement planters from ‘Brit + Co.‘ are a Mod Podge project that combines decoupage, gold foil and using concrete molds. So. Freakin. Cool. This idea is much easier than it looks!
Want to show off that wonderful fam with customized picture frames? Then use Mod Podge to make this simple craft! This tutorial is from ‘How to Nest for Less‘, and she used very inexpensive frames and scrapbooking paper for this idea.
How do you ‘Podge? We think you will also love our post on How to Make Paper Roses and DIY Terrazzo Projects over on OhMeOhMy!
Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.
Gee! Thank you for gathering such great ideas and inspiration. Sensible ideas that are easy and a (I can do this) simplicity to what you have done on this site. Keep it coming please. Again, many thanks.
How do you keep posters and pictures from
bubbling up when doing modge podge on wood?
Don’t apply the Mod Podge too thickly, and just keep working out the bubbles with a brush, or even your fingers…
When using Mod Podge on thin paper, just apply Mod Podge to the surface of the wood first and apply paper to glue down. Then press down with brayer or scraper to get rid of any bubbles. Let dry and then go over the top with the Mod Pogde as many layers as you want.
Just wondering can you Mod Podge over actual photos or do I have to print them on white paper from a laser printer? Someone gave me their photos and I do not want to do this wrong. Thanks so much for your help….
We went over actual photos and had no problem… But if they are irreplaceable photos, maybe do a test with one that you can afford to lose!
I made some coasters using tile and pictures of the family. I used a sponge brush and had brush marks on the picture when it dried, what did I do wrong and what is the best thing to apply over the pictures so you can actually use them for coasters?
Hi Rachel! Can you give us some more details as to how you did the project?
Kathy—thanks for this! You originally had a quote wall link on here but I noticed it’s been removed. Do you remember what the crafter modge podged the quotes onto? The picture didn’t look like tile but I can’t tell… Thanks!
Hi Wendy! Was it black and white and on a bathroom wall?
It WAS black and white! But it was next to wooden stairs, so not sure about the bathroom. The quotes were on maybe 6X6 white squares but the edges didn’t look like rounded like tiles. I’d love to recreate it but can’t find it anywhere else online. Thanks for the reply!
Here’s a link to the Pinterest pic.