There’s just something amazing about decoupaging. It is the ultimate eco-friendly craft. I love finding old boxes, glasses, candle holders and other forgotten treasures and using decoupage to turn them into a completely new things. Modge Podge is an amazing all in one glue, sealer and finish that literally has more uses than I can think of. It is a fast drying product that is water based so it’s super easy to clean up. It’s non toxic so not only can I feel good about using it, I can feel good about letting the kids use it too.
Modge Podge Rocks! Decoupage Your World by Amy Anderson is a craft book that features forty plus projects that all use Modge Podge. The introductory chapter in the beginning of the book gives you a brief overview of what Modge Podge is in case you aren’t familiar with it. It also explains the different Modge Podge formulas and what types of projects each one is best suited for. It also shows examples of the types of projects included in the book that you can use each type of Modge Podge for. The introduction also explains how you should prepare the various surfaces and the materials for the best results.
The craft projects themselves are broken down by different types. There are chapters for Wearables, Home Decor and Holiday projects. Each project includes several photographs of the finished project as well as many step by step photographs of the steps you’ll need to take to create the project. There is a brief description of the project along with a What You’ll Need section that lists the supplies you’ll need. The What You’ll Do section lists the step by step directions you should follow to make the project yourself. All of the necessary templates are located in the back of the book for you to photocopy and cut out. There is also a really neat gallery at the end of the book that shows off some other creations made with Modge Podge along with the crafter’s websites so you can see more of their ideas.
I love the variety of crafts included in Modge Podge Rocks! There are ideas that are suitable for kids (Bottle Cap Necklace) and for adults (Zig Zag Atomic Mailbox). You can create a Sewing Notions Ribbon Organizer for yourself or a Party Time Gift Bag for someone else. These crafts are doable by anyone from beginner to someone with previous decoupage experience. The Miss Matchy Glass Canisters are a great beginner’s project and the Halloween Countdown Calendar will challenge a more experienced crafter. You could also work with a child on many of these crafts as well.
If you’re looking for new inspiration or would like to learn a new craft, Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World is a great place to start! Take a look at the cute magnets I made using Modge Podge.
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Article first published as Book Review: Modge Podge Rocks! Decoupage Your World by Amy Anderson on Blogcritics.
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