Mod Podge is one of my favorite mediums that l use when attempting to turn crap into a craft project…
And? It’s cheap and easy, so if I don’t like it, I haven’t committed a lot of time (bad enough) or money (yikes! worse!) to the project.
Like most frugal/crafty Mommies, I love Goodwill, Target clearance sales and yard sales.
This was a Goodwill find. It was a dollar. (Actually, I think I over-paid. It’s apple green with a damn cow on it for crying out loud.)
This is what it looks like now. Due to my freakish inability to throw away even a scrap of paper, I already had everything I needed.
I hated the lampshades on the chandelier in our dining room. The ones I liked were about $20 a piece (multiplied by 6? Um, I don’t think so!) I found these lovelies at the thrift store yesterday for $2 a piece. Much better.
I was hurrying because I wanted to post them in time for Xazmin’s Mod Podge event, so I am actually quite unhappy with the lopsided, wavy way the trim was applied to the bottom.
(If anyone asks, I’m going to tell them I did these while I was drunk. Then they’ll be impressed that I managed to keep the rest of it together OK.)
This project is my favorite. Orchids last forever and I don’t kill them anywhere near as quickly as I kill the other houseplants. This little tin was at the thrift store. It was a dollar as well.
I glued on little wooden feet, painted them and the trim with black paint and added some of the aforementioned paper I cannot throw away. Added an orchid. All done.