DIY: Mod Podge maven shares top trends

By Julia Dilworth, 24 hours Vancouver


If you’ve ever done an online search for Mod Podge anything, chances are you’ve run into Amy Anderson’s A.k.a. the Mod Podge bible, Anderson’s site has 250-plus DIY projects featuring the multipurpose glue-sealer-finish-in-one.

“Mod Podge is so easy to use, so all levels of crafters can have fun with it,” said Anderson. “Unlike other crafts like knitting or sewing, you don’t need a lot of supplies and/or training.”

This ‘super’ glue is so versatile you can make bookmarks, screen prints, photo transfers or re-do furniture all with the same product. It’s also surprisingly strong — durable enough to decoupage bowls out of fabric and confetti, Anderson said.

The DIY possibilities are endless, yet some distinct trends have emerged.

“On my site the most popular projects have been budget ideas —like dollar store crafts, furniture re-dos, wall art and kids crafts.”

From Anderson’s list of the top Mod Podge projects of 2013, she shares with us the wildly popular desk organizer, Instagram cube, iPad case and kid-friendly egg carton art. Happy Mod Podging!

Mod Podge tips:

There is a very helpful how-to guide at, but this is Amy Anderson’s advice to the beginners out there:

  • Start with a simple project. Purchase a $1 frame and a cheap piece of scrapbook paper.
  • Have patience. Don’t rush the project. Put the kids down for a nap and take your time. You MUST allow for proper dry time to avoid wrinkles.
  • Practise. Don’t expect your first project to turn out perfectly. Mine didn’t, and now I can Mod Podge like a pro. Be kind to yourself.

* Find the top Mod Podge Rocks tutorials here.


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