Get excited! Today I'm hosting a giveaway of the brand new book Mod Podge Rocks by Amy Anderson, the crafty lady behind the blog of the same name. It's full of over forty fun and inspiring projects involving Mod Podge, all with thorough instructions and big beautiful pictures.
One of my favorites is a vintage suitcase made over with Mod Podge and fabric.
To win a copy of this book, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post! The giveaway will be open for a week. It'll close on Wednesday July 4th at midnight Pacific time. After that I'll randomly select a winner. Make sure that your contact info is either in your clickable profile or, if not, in your comment.
In honor of this giveaway I thought I'd bust out my own little Mod Podge project. I decided to recover a magnetic pincushion with fabric.
Despite how useful they are, I find magnetic pincushions to be depressing. They remind me of some sort of sad piece of medical equipment. Or maybe the gross retainer case I had in high school. I don't know why, it's something about the combination of plastic and pastel colors. Even though I bought one that's hot pink I still wasn't really a fan.
This is a quick and easy project! All you need is a fabric scrap, magnetic pincushion, Mod Podge, felt, brush and hot glue gun. [I know there's a special formula of Mod Podge specifically for fabric, but I didn't have any, so I just used Mod Podge matte.]
First cut a circle of fabric big enough to wrap all the way around your pincushion. Mine had about 2" of clearance all the way around.
Cover the top of the pincushion with Mod Podge.
Press your fabric circle on top, trying your best to center it.
Turn the pincushion over. Brush Mod Podge around the sides and bottom edges.
Wrap the fabric up and around the bottom of the pincushion, distributing tucks and gathers evenly.
At this point I brushed some Mod Podge over the edges of the fabric to get them to stick down and seal them in.
Hot glue it to the bottom of the pincushion to cover the edges of the fabric.