Showing posts with label mod podge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mod podge. Show all posts

Thursday, October 13, 2016

UPCYCLING: Storage Jars with Mod Podge Knobs

Recycled Jars with painted lids and faux ceramic knobs
One can never have enough storage jars in my opinion. I’ve been saving up jars and love how these bright and cheery jars turned out. They’re the perfect size for smaller pantry items.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UPCYCLING: Candy Tins to Travel Tins

I’ve saving up these little candy tins so that I could upcycle them into something. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them but little tins always come in handy.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ETCETERAS: Picnic Glass with Mod Podge

Picnic Glass using Mod Podge and NapkinsWith the beautiful warm weather we’ve been experiencing, it’s no wonder I’m thinking about summer and picnics. I spied some fun picnic theme paper napkins at the market and grabbed a pack.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

UPCYCLING: How to make a faux vintage tin

Faux Vintage Tin from Plastic Tub via homework (2)I think this might be one of my favorite projects I’ve ever made. Well, I say that about a lot of my projects. But this one was so fun to transform. Would you believe this faux vintage tin started out as a yellow plastic corn starch container?

Friday, July 10, 2015

PRETTY PLEASE: Mod Podge Make Up Container

Green Tea Travel Toner by homeworkHappy Friday everyone. Yesterday I shared my homemade Green Tea Toner and today I want to show you how I made this cute travel container for the toner. I started with an empty loose powder container. I save them because they’re so perfect for holding small items and great for travel. Use them for your earrings and rings, medicine, or even a small amount of hair product.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

LITTLE CRAFT: Cereal Box Purse ~ Valentine Box

Cereal Box Purse  - Valentine's Day Child Tote via homework (3)This is a sponsored post for which I received product and compensation. All opinions are mine.

Do you have a little one? Specifically a little girl? You can easily make this fun Valentine’s Day Card Holder with a cereal box like I did for Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts.

Monday, February 24, 2014

ETCETERAS: Anthropologie Inspired Pencils

Anthropologie Inspired Pencils via homework | carolynshomework.comWith spring around the corner, I’m finding myself drawn to bright colors. It’s like going from Kansas to Oz. Suddenly, all my white on white décor needs splashes of bright blooms and other colorful accents.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ETCETERAS: Mod Podge Stencils

Mod Podge Stencils via homework |

Raise your hand if you love Mod Podge. I know, I love it too. Now Mod Podge has some great new products that make crafting with Mod Podge even more fun.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Glitter Ornament with Dimensional Magic

Dimensional Magic Holiday Ornaments via homework |
Oh... hello December, where did you come from? It's sort of strange to rush into the holiday season when you still have Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator. But here we are and I lucked out and happen to have a holiday ornament post all ready to go. I participated in UCreate's Handmade Ornament Series a few weeks ago and now is a perfect time to reshare my ornament. Of course, I couldn’t resist using a little glitter to start off my holiday crafting season.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Etceteras: DIY Faux Amber Glass

DIY Faux Amber Glass | homeworkI wanted to add some pops of color to my fall décor and thought some amber colored glass would be the perfect accent. You  have probably seen many variations of coloring glass jars on craft sites and blogs. I’ve tried several methods and my favorite technique is using food coloring and Mod Podge.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

UPCYCLING: Shopping bag to teen decor

Shopping Bag to Teen Sign via homework (9)CMy son has reached the age where he likes to pick out his own clothes. Long gone are the days of cute matching clothes that I would pick out. He typically likes the beachy surf and skate shop type clothing stores that are everywhere here in Southern California.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Etceteras: artwork from your favorite print

Shutterfly Print via homework (5)

Artwork from your favorite print has been made possible by Shutterfly and Looksi Square.

Over the years I’ve taken lots of pictures. For this blog, family, our home, kid activities, vacations and more. Somewhere along the way, I stopped creating photo albums and just saved the photos to files on my computer or on a disc or flash drive.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Etceteras: introducing mod melts

Mod Melts via homework (6)
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Back in January when I attended the Craft and Hobby Show, I watched a demonstration of a product called Mod Melts. I’ve been anxiously waiting to try them out and the day has finally come.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcycling: syrup bottle to aqua pitcher

Upcycled Syrup Pitcher via homework (9)Do you like my new rare antiquity? Or at least I can pretend it’s an antiquity. It’s not as convincing as I had envisioned it would be but it’s still a fun faux upcycle project.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Etceteras: inspired by turquoise {crackle paint}

I’ve been experimenting with different crackle paint methods. Awhile back, I tried out the Elmer’s Glue process on this little bird. The crackles were quite large and I wanted to make something with fine crackles.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Accessories: making a pin with dimensional magic

I have boxes and boxes of jewelry making supplies but I don’t often make jewelry. I haven’t really mastered the chains and jump rings and I don’t even own those little pliers that you need.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Celebrations: decoupage heart & arrow

Valentine’s Day seems to be bring out the soft sweet side of me. It’s usually buried somewhere deep down inside and does makes an appearance every now and then.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Etceteras: mod podge {podgeables and more}

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This Mod Podge week has been so fun. On Monday, I made some fun beach glass with Mod Podge and on Wednesday, I reviewed Amy’s new book Mod Podge Rocks and kicked off a giveaway.

Today caps off a podgey week by introducing some great new Mod Podge products by Plaid. Some of the new products include, Mod Podge Wash-Out for Kids, Mod Podge Antique Matte and Mod Podge Super Gloss.

Mod Podge collage.jpgWhat I was most excited about are the new Podgeable Shapes and Podgeable Papers. The shapes are clear, basic and designer shapes that can be Mod Podged on the front and/or back. The paper images are the perfect size to fit the podgeable shapes and can be used for all types of projects. The pretty themes include; classic, travel, nature and romance.

I started with some of the small podgeable shapes. For these pendants, I used some paper that I already had in my stash. Here’s how to make these pendants.
  • Lay your podgeable shape on top of your paper.
  • Trace around the podgeable shape.
  • Cut out your paper.
  • Mod Podge the right side of the paper and adhere to the back of the podgeable shape.
  • To add interest and dimension, add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the top of your shape. I used Dimensional Magic Glitter Gold and Glitter Silver.

This is how your pendant will look right after you add the Dimensional Magic. The Dimensional Magic will become clearer as it dries.

Dimensional Magic is designed to stay on your object. I’ve never worked with this product before and was thrilled at how the product stayed on the Podgeable Shape.

Another fun new Mod Podge product are the Rub-On Transfers. The Rub-On Transfers come in sheets with seasonal and everyday words and phrases. Simply run-on the words you choose and Mod Podge over them.

I used the Dimensional Magic on these clothes pins – I’m seriously loving this product.

For this label, I used another Podgeable Shape without a pre-drilled hole and the Rub-On Transfers.

A piece of vintage ribbon and my new Podgeable label dress up my bead jar.

Besides the products used for these projects, there are many other new Mod Podge products available at Michaels. Or, for more information visit Plaid Crafts.

I hope you enjoyed the Mod Podge week here on homework. As always, thanks for visiting!


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

homework: reading {mod podge rocks} & a giveaway

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By now you may have heard about Amy Anderson’s new book Mod Podge Rocks. It’s been featured on many sites lately and I couldn’t wait to get a copy and have a look for myself.

I’m a big fan of Amy and her blog Mod Podge Rocks. Her tutorials are always easy to follow and provide step-by-step instructions for a Mod Podge novice like me. Amy’s book is no different – over 40 fun projects with tutorials that demonstrate the various podging techniques.

How could I possibly mess up with step-by-step photos like these to guide me. 

The book covers projects like these simple storage containers to home décor items, holiday décor and even wearable items like boots and a bike helmet. Yup, you really can decoupage your world.

How fun is this old cash register?

And this children’s art bracelet is priceless. 

I really think if it’s not moving, Amy could Mod Podge it. 

Apparently I spoke to soon. It looks like Amy podged her dog. Or at least Mod Podged a little outfit for him.

Now for the fun part. I’m giving away a copy of Amy’s new book Mod Podge Rocks and a goodie bag of Mod Podge. 

Here’s what’s included in the prize:
  1. Mod Podge Rocks {book)
  2. Mod Podge Antique Matte
  3. Mod Podge Gloss Wash Out for Kids
  4. Mod Podge Jewel Glue
  5. Mod Podge Repositionable Glue
  6. Mod Podge Craft Glue
  7. Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium with foam brush
  8. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Gold Glitter
  9. Mod Podge Glow in the Dark with foam brush
  10. Mod Podge Sampler Set
Oh my – that’s a lot of Mod Podge.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter entry form below.

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Contest Rules:
The contest will be open from Wed. June 20th, 2012 through Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. Contest is open to U.S. residents. The winner will be notified via email (anonymous or no-reply entries must leave me a valid email address). Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be drawn.

Amy’s book, Mod Podge Rocks is available at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. You can find more information on Amy’s awesome site, Mod Podge Rocks. A special thank you to PLAID for supplying the wonderful Mod Podge goodie bag items.

Thanks for visiting.

I received a complimentary copy of Mod Podge Rocks the book to review but no monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Etceteras: beach glass and a mod podge week

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Hello creative friends. What better way to kick off summer [or at least the end of the school year in our house] than with some fun beach glass and a Mod Podge week.

Beach or sea glass is typically found in small bits along the beaches. They were once bottles, jars or other glass objects that have been tumbled around the ocean creating smooth, frosty pieces of colored or clear/white glass. I know you would probably never find an intact beachified bottle or vase lying along the shore but we can pretend these bottles were just plucked from the water.

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  1. To make summer beach glass bottles, you’ll need: Mod Podge, water, white paint, dirt or sand and glass bottles, jars or vases.
  2. Mix together 1 part Mod Podge, 2 parts water and 1 part white paint. Pour into your bottle and swirl it around until it coats the entire bottle.
  3. Add a pinch of dirt or sand to the paint mixture by carefully sprinkling it into the bottle.
  4. Turn your bottles upside down on paper towels and let dry. Check the bottles every 5-10 minutes and wipe away the extra paint. 

Once the bottles are almost dry, turn them right side up to finish the drying process.

For more opaque glass use more paint. You can also opt to not add the dirt for a cleaner look. 

Add pieces of coral or shells to complete your summer beach look.

The best part about this project is, unlike painted glass or tinted glass projects where you want an even coat of paint, these bottles look best uneven and blotchy. You can’t mess up!

Stay tuned this week for more Mod Podge fun. I have new Mod Podge products to share with you, a book review and a fabulous giveaway.

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