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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Yarn Storage Bin - Mod Podge and Fabric. on: June 28, 2009 04:42:03 PM


Hello, my name is Amy. (Hello Amy.) I'm writing this because I have a yarn addiction. You see, one of my other loves besides decoupage is knitting. Unfortunately my knitting ability is not quite as quick as my spending money ability, so I've built up quite a stash. With nothing very special to hold it.

After several years of juggling everything around in canvas totes, I finally have plastic bins in the closet. Still though, some yarn for current projects must be left out, in the open, but yet still stored in something. Enter this pear storage box. I provide to you below the instructions, and I hope you consider it for any craft thing that you have an addiction to, and that you need to store.

SUPPLIES

FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Grass Green, Teal (I'd get 3 of each)
Mod Podge® Fabric & Gloss
MPI Wood Storage Bin
3” Wooden Ball
Robert Kaufman “Fruit Basket” Fabric, Pear Brown – 1 yard
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Glue
Craft Knife and Mat
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Wax paper
Acrylic sealer (optional)

1. You will first want to prepare the fabric before painting. To do this, wash and dry the fabric (do not use fabric softener). Iron and then lay out on a covered work surface. Wax paper is preferable for covering your table. Using a brush, paint a light coat of Fabric Mod Podge onto your fabric. Allow to dry. This will allow you to cut the fabric like paper without frayed edges.
2. While the fabric is drying, begin painting. Basecoat the inside of the bin and the lid with Teal. Allow to dry.
3. Basecoat the outside of the bin and the wooden ball with Grass Green. Allow to dry.
4. You are now going to cut the fabric. Lay the bin down on top of the fabric and trace one side four times. Cut these pieces out using the scissors.
5. Measure approximately ½” inside your cut line on all four pieces and trim them down using the craft knife.
6. Adhere these four pieces to the sides using the Gloss Mod Podge. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
7. Coat the entire bin with at least two coats of Gloss Mod Podge. Coat the lid and the wooden ball as well. Allow to dry.
8. Go back to the handles on the storage bin and trim the fabric out with a craft knife.
9. Glue the wooden ball to the center top of the lid with the craft glue.
10. Allow the storage bin to dry for at least 24 hours before using. I recommend spraying with several coats of acrylic sealer to completely finish your project and add durability.

For more information and project ideas, visit my blog in the signature below!!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A lil' endtable re-do. Furniture upcycle! on: June 07, 2009 09:45:36 AM



I always get the funny tingles when I get to share a project that I did. It makes me so happy! Here's one of my latest. I found this endtable and took a before picture - dusty, kind of boring. The other photo is what I did to it! I hope you like it. Below are the instructions.

Supplies & Tools

FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Teal, Glazed Carrots, Magenta, Sky Blue
Mod Podge® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Scrapbook paper of your choice – 2 sheets (I used Carolyn Gavin papers from Michaels)
1” Flat Paint Brush
Craft Glue
Scalloped Edge Scissors
Pencil
Ruler
1 ½” wood knob

Note: Correspond the paint colors to your scrapbooking papers, like I did! Also, if your table starts out really dark and you are painting with light colors, I suggest basecoating with White to limit the number of coats you have to paint.

1. Using the paint brush, basecoat the top of the table Glazed Carrots, the sides and legs of the table Teal and the bottom shelf Sky Blue. You will need several coats of all colors. Allow to dry.
2. While the table is drying, select two pieces of scrapbooking paper and measure the size you will need. Cut the correct shape and size out of two different (but coordinating) sheets of paper with the scalloped edge scissors. Set aside.
3. Glue the papers down to the table (top and shelf) using Mod Podge. Allow to dry at least 15-20 minutes.
4. While the paper is drying, paint the knob Magenta. Allow to dry and glue to the front of the table using craft glue. Allow knob to dry.
5.  Coat the entire table with at least two coats of Mod Podge. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours before using.

For more information and projects - visit my blog in the signature line below!
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Sesame Street Sugar Cookie Extravaganza! (lots of pics) on: May 21, 2009 05:41:31 PM
Um, you are officially a genius.  These are great!

Amy

4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: A Few New Sweets: Cupcake Bath Bombs, Body Shot Soaps & More on: May 21, 2009 05:38:32 PM
I want these.  They are so awesome!

Amy
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Evolution of Nintendo" coaster set on: May 21, 2009 05:37:36 PM
These are awesome!  I love them.

Amy

6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Re: An Eggcellent Easter Bunny on: May 21, 2009 05:36:35 PM
Very creative.  I've never seen anything like this.  It's pretty cool!

Amy
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Re: Floral-tufted Rackybirds (with lots of pics and tutorial!) on: May 21, 2009 05:33:25 PM
Um, these are completely rad!

Amy

8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Wonder Woman decoupage shoes, 5 pictures on: May 21, 2009 05:31:47 PM
Looks like a labor of love.  Very awesome project!

Amy
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycled Flower Brooch on: May 21, 2009 05:30:26 PM
This is very cute!  I love Mod Podge with jewelry and accessories. . .

Amy
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Forest Name Frame - Decoupaging with Mod Podge! on: May 01, 2009 10:01:48 AM


Check out my new frame!  I hope you enjoy - the best thing about it is the Mod Podge.

Supplies
FolkArt 2oz. – Sky Blue, 465
FolkArt 2oz. – Fresh Foliage, 954
FolkArt 2oz. – Dark Brown, 416
Mod Podge Gloss, CS11201
Colorblok Friendly Forest Paper Stack and Accessories
Craft Glue
Sandpaper
Candle (preferably a white taper)
Scrap piece of paper and ruler
Scissors or a craft knife and mat

Surface
Plaid® Wood Surfaces - Frames – Square – 96014
Plaid® Wood Surfaces - Letter Packs - Mixed Up – 78043

Instructions
-Use the scrap piece of paper and ruler to make a template of the inside of the frame. You are going to need to do this to cut your Friendly Forest paper to fit. Set aside.
-Basecoat inside of the frame with Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry completely.
-Basecoat the outside and wood edging of the frame with Sky Blue. Also paint the letters for the name you would like to spell. Allow to dry completely.
-Rub the candle on random parts of the frame that you would like distressed.
-Paint the outside and wood edging of the frame with Dark Brown. Paint two coats to cover the Sky Blue completely.
-While the above is drying, use the template you made in Step 1 to cut a piece of paper to fit the inside of the frame. Use either scissors or a craft knife and mat to cut the paper out.
-Once the frame is dry, sand in random spots where you applied wax. Sand more for a more distressed look. The paint should come off easily where you applied wax.
-Use the Mod Podge to affix the paper to the inside of the frame.
-Completely coat the entire frame in Mod Podge and allow to dry.
-Affix the letters and embellishments with craft glue.
-Allow project to dry for at least 24 hours before using.
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