Ok readers, you are in for a treat...we have a celebrity in the house! If you don't know Amy already you have truly been missing out! Her blog Mod Podge Rocks is amazing! So I won't hold you another second let's get on with her post!
Well hallo there! I'm Amy, from Mod Podge Rocks! If you read my blog, you already know that I'm a decoupage wack-a-doo, and if you don't, be advised - I'm constantly seeking out and making Mod Podge projects, and I will decoupage your children! Kidding. Sort of. Aly & Ash readers, I'm happy to be here sharing my corner of the world with you. I hope you like it. Now let's roll!
Do you have bags? I have lots of bags. As I craft in different locales throughout the week (a crafting gypsy of sorts), I'm constantly hauling a bag or two around. A lot of bags requires a lot of places to hang them, and a hanger plaque is a perfect Mod Podge project - especially for a beginner. It's waaay easier than it looks, so let's jump in.
Gather These Supplies
Crown wood hanger - I realize these are not exactly at every store, so I created a pattern for you here. Use my pattern to cut out of wood or something else that has body/is stiff. Add a knob from the home improvement store or Anthropologie!
Mod Podge Gloss
Amy Butler Lotus Scrapbook Supplies - one sheet of paper and some embellishments
Blue cardstock - one sheet, coordinating
Letter stickers - to spell the saying of your choice, mine are Amy Butler
FolkArt Acrylic - Coastal Blue and Medium Gray (or other coordinating colors) Prima paper flowers - coordinating
Rhinestones - self-adhesive, coordinating
Scissors or Craft Knife and Mat
Pencil or Pen
Hardware for hanging and a screwdriver
Take your sheet of scrapbook paper and lay your surface down flat - trace with a pencil or pen.
I was feeling bold, so I used a craft knife to carefully cut out the design. You can also use scissors. Set your paper crown shape aside.
One other thing - you'll notice that when I Mod Podged the blue paper down above, I left some hanging over the sides. This is to demonstrate that you can Mod Podge pieces of paper down on things and cut AFTER, but you need to wait until the Mod Podge has fully dried and then cut very carefully with your craft knife. The paper is Mod Podged, but it can still tear and ruin your project.
Thanks so much Amy! What a fabulous project! Make sure you head over to her blog...if you're not there already...seriously why am I still talking...GO!