Wow, it is the middle of March. March is always such a strange time here in Wisconsin. It is a spring month though so am enjoying the prospects of a few more warmer weather days this month. I just want them NOW!!
I wanted to share some fun blogger websites with you. These ladies are incredibly talented and creative. We have a seasonal challenge and this month was my month to host. I chose to challenge everyone to use Mod Podge and fabric to see what everyone came up with. Fun! You can take a look at the collage to see a hint of what everyone did. I encourage you to take a look at everyone’s site and take advantage of the tutorials.
What did I do?
I made interchangeable liners for my little $3.00 Target tray. I love the size of the tray but it always seemed boring.
It was so easy and it was fun to do. I enjoy getting messy with Mod Podge!
The first step, is find something that you want your fabric to adhere to. I used just plain thick cardstock. Just cut it out and make sure you have at least 1/4 inch clearance on all sides.
This is my kitty Raji, who always thinks he’s helping. Ummm, not really but I love him anyway!
I just received an e-mail that he’s 30 days late for his appointment. I am avoiding it because he’s a little ‘fluffy’ and proper diet for a cat’s health will be discussed. I know how you feel, Raji. I get that talk every year too!
So, after you have your insert base cut out, just lay it on some fabric and make sure you cut it out with about 1 1/2 inches clearance on all sides.
Cut out the square at the corners so you don’t have the fabric all bunched up.
Put a fairly thick layer of Mod Podge on your cardstock and place it on the wrong side of the fabric. After it has been smoothed on, make sure you put it on a smooth surface so you don’t glue it to paper because the glue can seep through the fabric (ask me how I know).
After about an hour, turn it around and glue the fabric flaps down. Again, it’s ok to be generous with the glue. I did find my insert curled a bit. Before it was completely dry, I put a piece of parchment paper over it and weighed it down with a big book. A couple of hours later, the Mod Podge felt dry to the touch.
Flip it over and give the top (yes, the fabric) a good coat of Mod Podge. This gives you a surface that allows you to wipe off any spills that happen in the tray.
I purchased three ‘fat squares’ at my local Walmart. They were $0.98 each. Plus, I had lots of fabric left over for other potential projects.
One tray, three different looks!
These are the three I made. I love them all, for different reasons!
Hope I’ve inspired you to try an easy project!
Don’t forget, check out my blog friends projects. Just click on their links and you can see what they’ve made and how they did it!Google+