8.24.2008

how to: modge podge wall hanging

so i am done with at least one of my projects that i listed here. i think it turned out pretty cute! i was a little worried . . .

these are some of the supplies that i used. thanks to tara and michaels {see michaels for more perfect directions} i was able to do this cheaper and cuter than the original plan!

we used styrofoam instead of canvas. me an leah bought a big 8'x4' sheet of styrofoam from lowes and then just cut it down to size. it cost $12 for the huge sheet, instead of $20 a piece for canvas. :) but my knife pretty much got ruined. we heated it on my gas stove and then the styrofoam cute like butta . . . ;) but make sure to use a knife you don't care about.

so we modge-podged on the cute scrapbook paper {about $0.30ea. at roberts} being careful not to get any air bubbles.

then modge-podged over the top to seal it.

then used a blow-dryer to dry it. some of ours did get air bubbles, but we used a ruler to smooth while we blow-dried . . . it even got out the bubbles that we noticed after they had sort of dried, just make sure the paper and glue are hot. {oh and make sure all the air bubbles are out before you seal the top with modge podge. probably not a good idea to use the ruler when the glue is on top}


then we covered the sides with 1 1/2" ribbon and pinned and hot-glued it on. then added a little hanger so we could hang it on the wall. {i put some glue on the hanger thing just to make sure it would stay}

so here is the finished product! i think it looks pretty good!

i really like walking into the living room and seeing it now . . . it makes me smile. :)

and this is the cutie who measured the wall and marked the spots on the wall so they would all be perfectly straight and even . . . i am so glad he did this because i get really overwhelmed by hanging things on the wall for some reason. thanks babe! {can you tell he didn't want me to take his picture . . . ;)}

9 comments:

Chad&Brittany said...

So cute!! I loved how it turned out. It was so good to see you the other night.

ashlynn said...

love it!

Graham and Kate said...

V. nice! Look at you miss Martha!

p.s. you and your boy are cute together.. heart!

Tara said...

those turned out soooo cute!!! I can't wait till I get back from Seattle so I can make some for me! Your papers are so great...I loved the ones you picked out! :) Aren't we so glad for the men who help us hang stuff!! :)

Lindsay said...

Oh we are totally doing this in my new house.....see ya in a few years...!

Taylor and Chelsey said...

love it! You need to post all of the cute things you do. You are so creative and I am totally steeling your idea. Hope ya don't mind.

... said...

That turned out awesome. I want to come see it.

laurel said...

turned out great! you've inspired me! I'll let you know if I ever get to it.

Cami Kooka said...

those things you made are super cute!

also, shane's hair is long. just incase you were wondering...

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