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Mod Podge, Paper, and Bamboo

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.


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?

About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
15th August 2012

Your Comments:

  1. August 15, 2012 at 8:28 am

    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!

  2. August 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

    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!

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Yei, thanks!! :D

  3. August 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    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…

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      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

  4. August 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

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

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

  5. August 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

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

  6. August 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

    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.

  7. August 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Looks great!! I need to do this too!

  8. August 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    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.

    • August 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      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!

  9. August 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    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.

    • August 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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

  10. August 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Love! It looks so shabby chic!

  11. August 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

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

  12. September 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    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!