Want to make a pretty Poinsettia Headband and other frugal gifts and accessories? Plaid approached me to get crafty with Mod Podge products this holiday season, and since we're making so many of our gifts this year, I was excited to take the challenge. You know I love Mod Podge! Look at all the goodies I got in the mail:
My 6 1/2-year-old twins have recently learned how to Podge, so they were just as excited as I was when I opened the box. They squealed over the Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paints in gold and silver, but I was intrigued by the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, which I've seen used on some crafty blogs but hadn't tried before. I was very curious if it would make a glassy, smooth surface on something as simple as recycled cardboard.
Materials I used:
- Thin cardboard (from my recycling bin)
- Folk Art Acrylic Paints
- Mod Podge Sparkle Formula
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (Gold)
- Scissors, paintbrushes, foam brush
- Wire headband
Step 1: Trace a shape on thin cardboard using a cookie cutter, template, or freehand.
Step 2: Put a base coat of paint on each shape using regular acrylic paint. Cover the back as well, or you'll see the cracker package or whatever you were recycling.
Step 3: Once the base coat is dry, add additional colors and embellishments.
Step 4: Give each shape a thin coast of Sparkle Mod Podge.
Step 5: Cover each shape with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (I used Gold for extra glitter). It looks white but will dry clear, just like Mod Podge. This goes on thick and takes several hours to dry. I just love the hard, smooth coating it gives.
Step 6: We glued our pretty poinsettia to a headband (you could also make a barrette). With our extra shapes, my girls will glue ribbon to the backs for ornaments. The glossy shapes also make a lovely garland when strung together.
Thank you to Plaid for sending so many fun Mod Podge products to try! My girls and I have been crafting every day, testing out the different formulas and making holiday gifts for friends and family. I'll share more photos soon (just don't want to ruin the surprise for the recipients!).
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.