Start by just painting the Mod Podge on to the project (in this case the stool), for those of you who have never used Mod Podge don’t worry it dries completely clear and shiny
When you put the paper on to the surface your going to want to make sure there is glue coating the entire surface under the paper otherwise it will bubble later. Make sure it is completely flat against the stool, some of the air bubbles might smooth out but later but if they are to big it will probably be permanent. However, they wouldn’t show to much especially if you are using a patterned paper so you probably don’t have to stress it.:)
When you are doing the sides just wrinkle it to fit the surface and make sure the whole thing is thoroughly coated in Mod Podge. There is no such thing as too much Mod Podge! It dries very quickly so you’ve got to be careful leaving it unattended for more than a few minutes.
Continue to place your pages, putting pages on laying them out however you want, crisscrossing and laying them over each other till the whole surface is coated. Feel free to add as many pages as you want to!
When you are done with a surface and it has dried you can go ahead and coat it again.
When starting the spindles just continue what you did above.This is a little bit more difficult because the legs are rounder and smaller! This makes for more wrinkling. Lydia cut the pages in half and then pasted them on. That made it a little bit more easy to work with.
You could probably just cut your paper into strips for the spindles if you wanted but we used most of the page.
Once you’ve started you can do the same thing on all the spindles. Going around places where one spindle connects to the other is especially difficult, we just would make a little tear around where the paper has to go around the spindle, if there’s any wood showing it’s ok to just tear of a little piece and mod podge it to the spot.
The legs are very tedious but the finished affect is very neat!
When you have finished putting the paper on the whole thing you can go over it with another coat of Mod Podge, this will make sure the whole thing is coated and shiny.
Mod Podge Tutorial #2
Now I can’t take credit for this project as the idea was Hannah’s. I just made it. This project was also pretty easy but it was a little bit time consuming so don’t expect it to be a little project.
What you will need for this project: Mod Podge, a hole puncher, scrap paper, paintbrush, clothespins, some sort of string, and some twine. I also have glitter pictured above but I actually ended up using a permanent marker instead.
Again, you could use scrap booking paper but i used paper from an old book. This book also was not exactly a literary classic. 🙂
Hang your string somewhere enough to accommodate all your paper. We hung it in between our two beds. 🙂 Figure out how many pages you are going to need depending on what you want your banner to say, (one page per letter) then paint one side of your page with Mod Podge and hang to dry.
Give your pages 10 to 15 minutes to dry then take them down and paint the other side.
Once your pages are dry after the second coat you can cut them into whatever shape you desire. I cut my pages into a triangle shape and then had Lydia draw the letters onto the banner with a permanent marker. Probably not the most creative medium but it worked well and that’s all that matters right?
After you’ve written your letters on, you could coat them again with mod podge just to make sure they’re covered really well. We didn’t but you certainly could. 🙂
After you’ve punched the holes you can string the letters on the to the thread of your choice. (I chose some old twine I found in Hannah’s closet!)