If you are a crafter, chances are that you know well the virtues of Mod Podge, the specialty glue/sealant/crafting tool. If you don’t then it’s time! Mod Podge is not just about decoupage anymore! I was really surprised at the number of projects I found bloggers using Mod Podge for, and since it’s pretty inexpensive, and goes a long way, I suggest you pick up a jar, some foam brushes and read along. We’re Podgin’!




Our feature project (above) from ‘A Diamond in the Stuff’, are Pottery Barn knock-off DIY wood plaques, made with fabric and the stuff! aed42ca43d174d54a3ae220c390e6a2a‘Perfectly Imperfect Home’ made this cool DIY wall art with her kids. Some Mod Podge, scrapbooking paper and some lettering… you could make this in any color, and so easy!




‘Lindy Cottage Hill’ created this bow front bird chest with printables from The Graphics Fairy (LOVE her!) and, you guessed it, Mod Podge!



From Inspire Me Heather, this DIY quote wall is total inspiration… what could be cooler?




Love these DIY fabric covered boxes by ‘Caught on a Whim’. Wouldn’t these be great for remote storage, jewelry, even office supplies?




‘Homemade by Jill’ has an easy tutorial for her tissue paper art. Love the triple frames, looks like a set I just saw at Target.



This industrial photo display by ‘Mod Podge Rocks’ is a cool and inexpensive project that would make a great conversation piece.



This Mod Podge house number sign is another project from ‘Mod Podge Rocks’… what a cool way to set your house apart!



Learn to make your own letter wall from ‘The Love Nerds’. Pretty and fresh!




‘Riss Home Design’ created this DIY canvas flower with scrapbooking paper and Mod Podge! I love how graphic this project is. It’s a nice alternative to some of the sweeter projects. (Though I love those too!)



Finally, create your own Mod Podge photo canvases like ‘Literally Inspired’ did. Check out at any photo store (or even Costco!) what it costs to have photos printed on canvas, and you will see how much money this saves. Great project! Or, Check out our DIY photo canvas project here at TBD…


How do you ‘Podge?

Image Credits: Caught on a Whim, Diamond in the Stuff, Perfectly Imperfect Home, Lindy Cottage Hill, Inspire Me Heather, Homemade by Jill, Mod Podge Rocks, Mod Podge Rocks, The Love Nerds, Riss Home, Literally Inspired


  1. rebecca January 21, 2015 at 12:52 am

    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.

  2. Dedicated December 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    How do you keep posters and pictures from
    bubbling up when doing modge podge on wood?

    1. Kathy Woodard May 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Don’t apply the Mod Podge too thickly, and just keep working out the bubbles with a brush, or even your fingers…

    2. Candy May 30, 2016 at 10:13 am

      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.

  3. Sharon June 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    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….

    1. Kathy Woodard June 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      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!

  4. Rachel December 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

    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?

    1. Kathy Woodard December 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Rachel! Can you give us some more details as to how you did the project?


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