Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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I recently saw the cutest little floral turntable, but it is on the pricey side and the reviews were terrible. Why spend so much on something that looks beautiful, but doesn't work so great? So I decided I would go for a better cheaper alternative. I bought this turntable on eBay for very little money with the intension of sprucing it up a bit with some Matte Mod Podge. I haven't used Mod Podge in years, so I was a little nervous, but I think it turned out rather nice. I used some vintage wrapping paper (other wrapping paper options) I got at a thrift shop years ago. I still have a pretty full roll of it! I really didn't want to spend more money on this project, so I used what I had on hand. There's so many pretty papers out there that you could use, though. Or you could use fabric! All I did was trace the outline of the lid and then added on the width plus an extra 3/4" or so. Then cut out the shape and made several cuts at the corners of the paper. I started by adding the Mod Podge to the top, centering the paper and smoothing it out as best as I could. I'm sure I could have done a better job, but I think it looks OK. Then I worked my way around, leaving the corners until last. It took a few hours, but it was worth the effort. I then painted on a coat of the Mod Podge to seal everything in and let it dry completely before reattaching the lid. Now it looks so much prettier than before. I still have lots of Mod Podge leftover and I am finding myself looking around the house for other items to cover! What are some things you have made pretty with Mod Podge?