Mod Podge is such a fun craft medium to work with. Have you ever tried it? My favourite use for Mod Podge is to attach trim or fabric to objects to give them a unique look. Let me show you how to embellish simple garden containers - like a bucket, vase and watering can - with Mod Podge and lace trim. The little addition of lace makes these containers look so beautiful and unique! Also, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see how some other bloggers used Mod Podge in this month's 12 Months of DIY challenge.
To decoupage lace trim onto metal containers, first ensure that your container is clean and grease-free. I just used some cleaning spray and a paper towel to wipe down my tin watering can.
Next, apply some Mod Podge liberally with a regular brush or a foam brush onto the part of your container where your lace trim will go. I used Mod Podge Gloss for this project.
After that, place your lace trim over the Mod Podge and press it down firmly. I used this gorgeous of vintage lace I found at a thrift store to liven up my watering can.
Finally, gently paint a coat of Mod Podge over the lace and the rest of the item's surface. By painting over the entire surface of the container, the final finish will be consistent. In my case, the Mod Podge made my watering can have a lovely glossy finish.
Isn't it such a pretty look? I also put a little bit of lace trim with Mod Podge around a tin planter and a metal vase. It's such a delicate addition to all of my garden containers!
Now it's time to see the rest of the DIY Mod Podge project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
From the top left, they are:
How To Use Mod Podge - A Beginner's Story from Vin'yet Etc.
Painted Florals on Glassware from PMQ for Two
Geometric Pineapple Art from Life Is A Party
DIY "Home" Wood Sign from Love Create Celebrate
DIY Filing Cabinet Makeover Using Vintage Book Pages from Woman in Real Life
Handy DIY Two Month Receipt Organizer from Time with Thea
Decoupage Foot Stool from Fresh Crush
Make Lace Decoupaged Garden Containers from The DIY Mommy
Paper Flower Lamp Shade from Brooklyn Berry Designs
Easily Upcycled Photo Frames from Sustain My Craft Habit
Kate Spade-Inspired Mug from Mommyzoid
Window Map Art from New House New Home
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Plaid. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.
I love the idea of lace on a watering can. So simple and so pretty. Great project!
This looks perfect for your front porch! Beautiful lace too!
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
The perfect touch for your front porch, this mod podge is limitless, isn't it!? I absolutely love how your project turned out, what an simple way to dress up some tins for your pretty flowers!
so, So, SO pretty! I love your talent for making something even more gorgeous with such simple ideas! Gosh you are creative!
Joann @ Woman In Real Life
That is so beautiful! I would have never thought to dress up my watering can. Great idea.
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
What a great idea, and such a pretty project. Perfect for spring blooms!
Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit
So lovely, Christina! Such a nice touch to add the lace. The containers look so pretty now.
Jen @ Fresh Crush
These are so pretty Christina! Such a great idea -- I never would of thought of using lace!