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National Mod Podge Day Upcycled Memory Box

Celebrating Mod Podge 50th Anniversary
It's the 50th Anniversary of Mod Podge- can you believe it? To celebrate I upcycled a box I was going to throw away into an elegant memory box. There are so many things going on as part of the celebration - be sure to hop on over to the website above to share your projects and find some inspiration.

Upcylced Memory Box using Mod Podge for Paper

Plaid was generous enough to supply me with a some product to create with. Let me just tell you - that wide brush is my new favorite tool! You should run right out and get one. Today!
I started my project with a box that has been sitting in my studio for about a year. I received it as a gift - it was filled with skin care products. It was such a nice box I couldn't bring my self to throw it away!  I grabbed some tissue paper, and some Paper Mod Podge.

I started by tearing my tissue paper into random sized strips. Working in sections, I applied a thin coat of the Paper Mod Podge to the top of the box and started layering on the tissue. At this point I am not worried about covering every tiny speck of the box. I just want to cover most of it. As I lay the tissue pieces down, I apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on top as well, brushing to make sure everything is smooth.

While the box top is drying, I grabbed some embellishments and went to work. I used the new Stencil Spray from Folk Art to paint my chipboard pieces. Y'all - this was the quickest I have EVER colored chipboard. Ever. Then I just set them aside to dry.

When everything was dry I needed to jazz up the embellishments a bit- Sparkle Mod Podge has always been my favorite of the formulas. I am all about the Sparkle!! I used a foam sponge to apply small amounts to the flower layers.

Fabulous, right???

As a final touch I sponged some Brushed Metal in Gold onto the chipboard using a foam sponge.

Be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog and enter for your chance to win the give away sponsored by Plaid. Who doesn't need more crafting supplies, right??


  1. love upcicled project, this is beautiful

  2. Great idea - always such a shame to throw those packaging boxes out. I love the wide brush too!

  3. that mod podge sparkle looks like fun. great project as always.

  4. It's absolutely lovely! I can't ever throe out another box now! LOL

  5. Nice! Love your project! Loving this hop!

  6. Love this project and all the extras you put on it!