True to my behind the 8 ball status, I am still finishing up planned Christmas presents….
I even had an extra month to finish this one, because my daughter travelled back to North Carolina to visit her sister and grandmother over winter break.
Well, better late than never has always been my theory. Early in the fall I found a whole bunch of cool posters on clearance at Michael's and since I was planning on giving her some motivational gifts, I thought, this is perfect!!!
I had purchased some boards from Home Depot and with no cutting whatsoever one just happened to line up perfectly. ( For more about my love of Home Depots cut board bin, check this out)
I about had a heart attack when I saw the price of Modge Podge, but then I remembered Pinterest. I am not even going to try to say who was the original poster of this, because soooo many people claim that it is their idea. But, I will say, it is not mine and if you would like more detailed instructions, a quick search on Pinterest will give it to you. So I purchased some cool duct like tape in Pink Glitter (at 40% off of course, see more on this coupon tomorrow) and some glue then headed home.
I quickly washed the board. I took an old clean spaghetti sauce jar and emptied the glue into it. I then refilled the glue bottle with water and dumped that in also. A thorough shake and there you go Homemade Modge Podge. Another quick search on Pinterest will give you lots of tips on a more professional appearance with your modge podge products.
I painted a layer of modge podge on the front of the board. Then carefully laid the poster down, trying not to get any air bubbles, didn’t happen. So I went and got my squeegee out of the shower ( yeah, I know, but it’s the only thing I had to use) and smoothed it out. All perfect except for one small imperfection.
I then painted the whole board and poster and set aside to dry over night.
In the morning it was all dry and pretty, as a side note, I understand that you can also add Glycerin to your mixture if you want it glossy.
Now with this being made out of a board, it would be rather difficult to hang, although not impossible. I designed this as sturdy enough to stand in the corner of her room at the sorority without needing to hang.
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