Mod Podge, Paper, and Bamboo

By Wednesday, August 15, 2012 17 , Permalink 0

Friday I decided I should get crafty. I did two different things: a trio of ribbon wrapped bracelets and a jewelry bamboo dish. I did great on the bracelets since they were so straight forward. The dish? Well, not so much! I’ll let you be the judge of it.

 

Mod Podge jewelry dish

I must say that my little jewelry dish is pretty cute! Of course I am being biased…oh, well.

I bought the Mod Podge and the scrapbook paper a while back and had planned on using them on my journal (which I don’t even use anymore). So they sat there. We moved to WA and decided it was time to get my craft on.

Materials

I got the little bamboo plate a while back for a review and I saved it since I knew I wanted to use it for my jewelry.

Being a Mod Podge newbie I was surprised at how easy it was to use it! The smell was a bit overwhelming, but after a bit I did not mind it at all.

Mod Podge Bamboo Dish

The final result is far from perfect. I never thought it was going to be so tedious to place the paper. Never occurred to me that the shape of the plate would make it practically impossible to place the paper perfectyl. So now I have a cute jewelry dish with little bumps here and there…but hey, I made it and I feel quite proud of my almost inexistent crafty skills!

Mod Podge jewelry dish

What do you think!? Did I do OK for my first attempt?

17 Comments
  • Gena
    August 15, 2012

    I love it! My husband has one of those clunky ceramic bowls and it’s soooo noisy. I need to make him one of these! Thanks!

  • Jaime Nicole
    August 15, 2012

    I think it’s pretty. You’ve given me a great project to do with my daughter with all of our scrapbook scrap paper! Nicely done!

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

      Yei, thanks!! :D

  • Ronni Keller
    August 15, 2012

    I think you did a great job!! I love the plate… for real! :)
    I need to get my craft on. I need to find it first I think…

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

      Mine has been hiding…I have so many projects I want to do but my craft is so not on! I thought starting small and easy is the way to go….hopefully

  • Shayla Burks
    August 15, 2012

    That’s so pretty and kind of vintage looking !! Very neat.

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

      Even my husband liked it and he is anti pink and vintage!! :D Thanks!

  • Dee
    August 15, 2012

    I love mod podge!! :) It looks great!

  • Kathleen
    August 15, 2012

    I think you did great! I didn’t even notice the bumps till the last picture but you would have to look carefully to see them. Very cool.

  • Debbie
    August 15, 2012

    Looks great!! I need to do this too!

  • Michele
    August 15, 2012

    It does take practice! I think you did great for your first piece. I redid some boxes for display. They were Holiday design with candies inside. You have to move slowly and gently push the bubbles out to the sides. If it’s not air then you used too much Mod Podge. You could try watering down the MP too.

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks so much for the tips!! How much water should I add to water it down? I don’t want to ruin the Mod Podge….it was fun putting my creative skills to work…they were just a tad lazy!

  • Michele
    August 15, 2012

    Check out this mod podge page. She has videos on how to. I guessed on the amt of water after using it on previous projects. It’s a feel you get.
    http://www.modpodgerocksblog.com/p/start-here.html

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2012

      Thanks for the link!! I still have sooooo much to learn! :D

  • Lesli
    August 15, 2012

    Love! It looks so shabby chic!

  • Jenn McCullar
    August 16, 2012

    I like it, wish I had more time to projects.

  • Angela Kinder
    September 19, 2012

    Actually, it’s not a bad start! I’ve been feeling crafty but nervous that it will turn out so bad, that even a child could do better than me. It looks great!