Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gotta Love Modge Podge

Today was the first time I had ever used Modge Podge and I gotta say that I LOVE it!  It is so easy to use and the results are awesome.  I decided that I wanted to do something simple for the 4th of July.  I have a jar in my kitchen that I always try to decorate for each holiday.  While I was at my local Dollar Tree yesterday I noticed these American flag napkins and a light bulb went off in my brain....I could use Modge Podge on these.  I had bought these styrofoam balls and Modge Podge from Hobby Lobby a few months ago. I didn't really have any big plans for them until yesterday.
I first unfold the napkin and cut it into fourths.  I used 1/2 of the napkin to cover each ball with the Modge Podge.  It was a little tricky trying to wrap a napkin around a round object and I soon realized that  it is OK if it is not perfect.  I just took the napkin corners each piece at a time and covered with Modge Podge. Once I had all of my corners taken care of I then applied Modge Podge over the entire ball.

After the Modge Podge dried (takes about 15-20 minutes but if you are going to stack them like I did 30 minutes is better) I stacked them in my jar.  It was a very easy project and the napkins only cost $1.00.  I also thought about maybe stapling or gluing twine to them and hanging them from my patio umbrella. The other nice thing about napkins from Dollar Tree is that they change every season.  You could create these for each holiday. 

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15 comments:

  1. What a fantanstic idea! I have all the ingrediants for fun already. I can't wait to try this!

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  2. These are so cute! I love Mod Podge! A great decoration for the 4th of July! ~Marcy

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  3. Those are super fun and cute! I've just started playing with Modge Podge lately, and I'm totally in love.

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  4. How fun! I love that you used napkins. How creative.

    I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  5. What a cute idea. I'm going to have to buy me some Mod Podge now.

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  6. Great idea! I love Mod Podge too!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
    {Rebekah}

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  7. This is a fabulous idea! I love the flag...super cute and perfect for the summertime! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderul week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  8. Very cute! Personally, I love the red, white and blue theme all summer long. And the napkins are perfect for the task! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link. I hope you'll join my link party some time at Childmade.com!

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  9. I love projects like these - simple, but pack a wallop of style.

    Would love for you to link this up to Fab Finds for the Fourth @ my blog. I'm holding it every Thursday 'til July 4th.

    I think $ store will be running out of those napkins after people see this project ;)

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  10. So, I'm not the only one who thinks like this! I did a similar project the other day. These are so cute, I like them displayed in the jar.

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  11. I'm going to make some.I have a tree up all the time on my deck that is where they will go Laura Q

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  12. Oh these are so cute! I LOVE THEM! Great thinking!

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  13. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

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  14. Great idea ! Thanks so much for showing off your creativity and linking up ! Have the best Fourth of July !

    Kate

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  15. What a great project, and it looks pretty easy too! They look really great in that jar!
    Happy 4th!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

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