decoupage

A big thing I’m seeing on Pinterest lately is Mod Podge. It seemed to have so many uses I couldn’t quite figure it out. It’s decoupage. “Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it….”  Okay, that could have some seriously cool applications.

For my first project, I took an old chalkboard from when we were kids to make into a decorated felt story board based on a Pinterest I saw from here: http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2010/05/make-your-own-flannel-board.html

Now I am decoupaging scrapbook paper around the wooden frame of it. A lot of work for something I probably won’t use that much, but I wanted to start with a project that I wouldn’t care too much about the results.

I also learned a couple of things so far: do a little bit at a time, it dries fast and the paper sticks. Also, since it dries so quickly, don’t let a 3year old help unless you really don’t care.

Here is the finished project:

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