Modge Podged Magazine Storage

We all know how awesome Mod Podge is right?

Well, if you haven’t played worked with this stuff yet, you should really give it a try. It’s pretty fun.

I covered some cardboard magazine holders I got from IKEA a while back, they were pretty cheap and just white cardboard, ie: boring.

Here’s my supplies:

I pretty much painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the cardboard, pre-assembly, and layed the paper on top.

Let dry, then applied another coat of the Mod Podge on top. The paper I used was really textured, and all that still showed with the Mod Podge over it.

They look so bright in this photo…

Now I have some lovely storage for our thin books and magazines on my lovely/overfilled bookcases. Hopefully we can get the last 2 bookcases soon.

Wow, I can’t believe I just shared that photo… messy messy.

There is an awesome site called Mod Podge Rocks that has tons and tons of tutorials & links to some pretty cool projects. The possibilities are pretty endless.

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Snow & What-Nots

This week has been a busy one, well, maybe just the past few days.

Friday morning I had oral surgery, I had one of my front teeth knocked out a bit ago and got the implant put in. It’s the first step to getting a whole new tooth, fun times. I had to fast from midnight Thursday. So, like any other human being, I made it a point to stay up and eat around 11 so that I wasn’t starving Friday morning while making breakfast for my kids.

I decided to try to be productive during this time, so I watched Project Runway (naturally) and I did my very first Modge Podge project and Cricut project all in one! I just used an empty Cheese Balls jar (I know, Cheese Balls, it’s a guy thing…), and modge podged the rectangle first, then the letters. I like it 😉
What do you think? I have seen quite a few blogs that make a really pretty jar for their ribbons and trims, so this is my version (minus all my ribbon…). I did wrap about half of it around old fashioned clothes pins, saw it here: Papertrey Ink. I just need to get lots more pins, and maybe make another jar.

Another wonderful thing about today, and the last few days is: the SNOW!! Oh how I love snow!!! This is our Honda Fit at about 1pm:

The wind is a little rough too, I bet the car will be just about covered by the time it’s finished snowing. The kids love it too. My little guy was ready to go out yesterday, think he forgot anything??

And, today, I’ve successfully crossed a few things off The List: lowering the baby’s mattress in her crib, cutting my older guys hair, and hopefully finishing a really cute pillow, like this one, but dark green. I’ll let you know about the pillow soon.

ooo, and I’ve gotta start on the girls Easter Dresses this week, smocking is the goal! Pictures to come 🙂