Monday, January 11, 2010

A Little Kitchen Decor

Here's a fun quick project that Dollar Store Crafts, Mod Podge Rocks and my mama would be proud of! I wanted a little cohesive (and cheap!) decorations to go on top of my cabinets for my kitchen and got a stroke of inspiration from Kimm at Reinvented. Her original post can be found here.

I picked up two red melamine plates and three glass plates and five display stands at Dollar Tree. I printed out some cool designs on the laser printer and got to work. It’s important to use a laser printer because inkjet printer ink will smear. You can also just use a cool wrapping paper like Kimm, but I had a difficult time finding just what I wanted. This was cheaper too, because I chose several designs and five different rolls of wrapping paper would have added up quickly.

I cut out the circles, applied Mod Podge to the plates, smoothed out the wrinkles, and coated each plate with another coat of Mod Podge. Don't worry if you get it everywhere- the Mod Podge dries clear.

I used cheap foam brushes that came nine to a pack to apply the Mod Podge. They're great because I don't feel guilty when I toss them in the trash for easy clean up.

There are still some opaque lines on some of the plates because I am very impatient and can't wait for things to fully dry! Also, a word for the wise: you can speed up the drying process by using your hair dryer on a low setting. DON'T try to rush the process by using the dryer on high-I got bubbles, but I was able to pop them and smooth everything out before everything was fully dried.


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Stacey said...

Thanks for sharing, might try this for one of our other craft nights. I did the stick people for this one. I bet you can do that too!