Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fabric, Mod Podge, and a Pencil Holder

My husband asked me to make him something to store his pencils in, he loves to draw in his spare time, and I was completely honored that he would ask me. I decided that I would buy a cheap desk organizer and mod podge some fabric onto it to spruce it up. Little did I know how hard it would be to find manly fabric at Joann's. After walking the entire store three times I finally decided on some striped fabric, the colors match his office furniture. I bought a cheap all black plastic organizer at Target for a couple of bucks, of course I forgot to take a before picture.

I love the way it turned out, and best of all so did my husband.Basically I added mod podge to each side at a time and then placed the fabric on top. After it dried I cut the fabric that was left over on the top and bottom and added some more mod podge. I sealed it with an acrylic spray. I had some fraying and I wasn't sure what I did wrong so I turned to Mod Podge Rocks.

Of course there was this wonderful video on how to Mod Podge with fabric, you can find more great videos at Mod Podge Rocks Tips Page. Now I know what step I missed to stop the fabric from fraying and I also learned there is such a thing as Fabric Mod Podge. Since I overestimated how much fabric I would need I have quite a bit leftover. This fabric screams owl to me but I am not quite sure what kind of owl, we will have to wait to see.


  1. Great idea. I've never used modge podge with fabric before. When I read this I had one of those 'now, why haven't I done that' moments. LOL

  2. Great tutorial! Thank you very much for the vid!
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