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Tutorial: Mod Podgeable Christmas Ornaments

18 June 2012 7,593 views 8 Comments

by heather

Mod Podge Podgeable Christmas Ornaments

It's never too early to start crafting for Christmas - that holiday always sneaks up on us crafters and leaves before we've completed our "to craft for Christmas" list. So, I offer you the first DSC holiday post for 2012! I used some fun new products from Plaid's Mod Podge Podgeables line to make some handmade ornaments for our Christmas tree. You can find the new Podgeables line at Michaels, or online. [visit Plaid to find out more about Podgeables]

In our family, we like to make a handmade ornament every year, so this is perfect for us. The Podgeable acrylic shapes are very easy to use, and would be a great base for kids to use to make unique ornaments for parents, grandparents, teachers, or themselves! You can use a variety of methods to alter the acrylic shapes. The process for using the acrylic Podgeable shapes is pretty simple - you can paint them, alcohol ink them, and of course, Mod Podge them. Since they are clear and see-through, you can Mod Podge on one side and let your design show through the acrylic, or you can decorate both sides.

Project Materials:

  • Podgeable Acrylic Shapes (Large), 6 for $5.99
  • Podgeable paper pads or your choice of paper, on hand or $6.99 for the pad
  • Old stamps, on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Paintbrush, on hand
  • 1/8" ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Drill or Dremel, on hand -OR- a paperclip and industrial glue like E-6000

Total: $5.99 and up for 6 ornaments

I had everything on hand except the Podgeable shapes. I also used the Podgeable Paper flip books in Travel and Nature, but you could certainly use any craft papers or recycled papers you already have in your stash.

I received a great selection of the new Mod Podge products from Plaid. if you'd like to see what I got, check my haul video:

My favorite way to craft these days is to take a box of stuff over to my mom's house and get crafty together -- it's a lot of fun to just sit down together and play with crafty stuff. We decided to make some crafts with the Podgeables. My mom used the small Acrylic Podgeable shapes (they are a great size for pendants and jewelry charms), and I decided to use the large Podgeable acrylic designer shapes.

mod podging

As soon as my mom broke out her childhood stamp collection, I decided to find stamps in holiday colors and make Christmas ornaments.

mod podgeing

 

To create these ornaments:

1. Mod Podge stamps and papers to an acrylic shape as desired. Make sure to seal the top with another coat of Mod Podge.

2. Allow the shape to dry completely (I let mine dry overnight).

drill the ornament

3. To add a hole for hanging, you can simply drill through the shape with a Dremel or a drill (or an electric  screwdriver like I did). You will need to hold the shape against the table before you drill, and let the part you will be drilling hang over the edge of the table. For best results, drill through the paper-covered side first.

mod podge bail

ALTERNATELY, if you don't want to use the drill method, you can create a bail out of a paper clip. I bent mine into a small figure eight, then attached the bail with E-6000 glue and let it dry overnight.

glue on bail

4. To string ornaments, run an 8" piece of 1/8" ribbon through the hole (or the bail), and tie.

mod podge christmas

I Podged both sides of each ornament:

mod podge christmas

mod podge christmas ornaments

You can find out more about Mod Podge and the new Mod Podge line from Plaid:

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8 Comments »

  • Carol ( Answer Is Chocolate) said:

    These are so so so so cool! Love this idea.

  • Bromeliad said:

    I love your paperclip usage. Also the papers/shapes are pretty and could be hung up any time of year.

  • Michelle L. said:

    Ooh! I am crazy ’bout the stamps, what a beautiful set of ornaments that all kinda hang together. Love the shapes, esp the key and that crown.

  • Chrissy @ muse of the morning said:

    Heather, I’ve been seeing a lot about these new podgeable things, I’m really going to have to check them out. This was a great tutorial, I love the ornaments. I’m envisioning a whole bunch of them, strung on a ribbon, hung up all year- but I’m kind of nutso about garlands. :)
    Chrissy

  • Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe said:

    How fun! I would not have even thought to use the podgeables as Christmas ornaments! Now I know what do with my leftover ones. ;)

  • jen @ tatertots and jello said:

    Such a fun idea!! I can’t wait to make some for Christmas!!

    xoxoxox

  • Liz from Vintage Images To Go said:

    What fun! Somewhere in the attic is my old stamp collection. This way I’d at least get to revisit them annually.

  • Mod Podge Amy said:

    Gotta get started on Christmas – whee! Yes, in the craft world it’s never too early. Also, I like ornaments all year round!

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