Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Modge Podge Caddy

 I found this plastic caddy on clearance for $2 at a local department store and thought to myself, "What a perfect way to keep all my scissors, fabric markers, etc. handy and within reach on my cutting table!". So, I bought it. After bringing it home and looking at it, I thought it was a bit boring looking so I decided to spruce it up a bit. Well, I have PLENTY of scrapbook paper so I found some I liked and walla! here is my new cutting table caddy! If you'd like to make one of your own, here's how:
 First, gather your supplies. All you need is your caddy of course, scissors, a paint brush, paper, Modge Podge, and trim if you'd like to use that.
Begin by laying your caddy onto your paper with the bottom even with the bottom edge of your paper, and while rolling it, trace the shape of the top of your caddy in pencil.
Cut along the pencil mark you just made.
 Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge all the way around your caddy using your brush.
If your caddy is uneven shaped at the top like this one, start at the front and carefully wrap your paper around it making sure you smooth it as you go. If your caddy is even around the top, you can start in the back and work your way around it. When you are finished, apply two to three coats of Modge Podge, letting it dry between coats. When last coat of Modge Podge is completely dry, apply your trim. I used braided trim and applied it with a hot glue gun. You can use Modge Podge if using paper trim, but if using any other trim, I would suggest using glue to apply it.

Now, put whatever you'd like in your caddy and enjoy! These would work well anywhere: home, office, school, craft room, etc. They would also make great, inexpensive gifts if you're on a budge.

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