DIY Personalized Reindeer Plate with Mod Podge | Mostly Homemade Mom
Monday, November 26, 2012
DIY Personalized Reindeer Plate with Mod Podge
I'm switching gears a little bit today to share with you an easy and cheap craft project that would make a great Christmas gift. I was THRILLED to be selected by Mod Podge to create something with their amazing products. Check out what arrived at my doorstep...
Jealous, right?? It was truly like Christmas had come early for me!! I had no clue there were so many varieties of Mod Podge! Antique, glitter, photo transfer medium, three kinds of dimensional magic... I seriously had a million ideas in my head.
I wanted to make a Christmas decoration personalized for our family so I decided to do something with a clear glass plate I found at Walmart for around $3. Here is a list of what you'll need:
Print out your family's names on plain white cardstock. I used brown acrylic paint to make our fingerprints. This worked much better by blotting a few times before making the actual fingerprint. I LOVE how Wesley's fingerprint is tiny and smudged. :)
Use a black sharpie for the antlers and eyes, and a dot of red for the nose.
Cut out a square of background cardstock and various other layers of patterned paper.
If desired, ink the edges of the papers. I've found with papercrafting that inking the edges really make the layers stand out. Just drag the edges of the paper across an inkpad, it's really that simple and it makes a dramatic effect. I didn't go out an buy the Christmas themed papers because I have a ton of scrapbooking supplies as it is, so this part was free for me! I just played around with the layers until I was satisfied with the layout and glued everything down.
To adhere the reindeer collage to the plate, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the center of the plate and then placed the paper over it face down.
MAKE SURE to press out all the bubbles before it starts to dry. Some air pockets got trapped in the front, but I actually think it adds to the character.
Apply a layer of glitter Mod Podge to the outside square edges and allow it to dry.
Apply two coats of Plaid's red acrylic paint and allow to dry.
I'm really loving that we'll have this keepsake to display every Christmas. It will be really fun to compare the kids' fingerprints as they get bigger! You could easily make this into a Santa cookie plate as well, there's just so many possibilities with these fabulous Mod Podge products.
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