6 DIY Mod Podge Projects to Help You Think Outside the Decoupaged Box

AUG 31, 2018 updated May 27, 2021

If you ask us, we think the perfect craft room isn’t complete without a jar of Mod Podge (and an unlimited amount of fabric!). The all-in-one glue, sealer and finish is really like the Swiss Army Knife of the crafting world. In just a matter of minutes, you can take a tired, old dresser from drab to fab or personalize a serving tray with your favorite photo memories. When paired with custom fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap featuring designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace, it’s safe to say the only limit is your creativity. Get ready to think outside the decoupaged box with these six DIY projects. 

1. The Malachite Makeover You Can Do in a Day

If you thought decoupage projects were just for kids, think again! Say hello to elevated living with this easy malachite table that will impress your house guests.

Shop the featured design: Malachite by ravynka

2. Dresser Makeover with Gift Wrap

Wrapping presents with gift wrap is a no brainer, but would you ever wrap your dresser in this brightly colored paper? Thanks to this tutorial from our friends at Mod Podge, you can brighten any bedroom with a dresser refresh. Save this tutorial for your next IKEA hack!

Neon Summer Floral by theartwerks

3. Drink Recipe Coasters

We’re raising a glass to our love for Mod Podge projects. See how to personalize a coaster with a custom fabric swatch and tiles from your local hardware store, all for under $15! 

Customize your coasters with a favorite recipe or find the perfect design in the Marketplace

4. DIY Drink Tray 2 Ways

California based designer Allison Kreft goes crazy for collages (and Mod Podge) while creating a custom drink tray using vacation photos. Follow her step-by-step tutorial to recreate the project with photos of your favorite memories.

Personalize the tray with your own photos or use Beach Boardwalk by allisonkreftdesigns

Tight on time? Using your favorite gift wrap design from the Marketplace, trace the tray around the paper, cut out and apply to the inside part of the tray with Mod Podge. For an extra layer of protection, add a top coat.

Ocean Depth Map by ravynka

5. A Foxy Furniture Refresh

Do you spend your work week counting down the days until your next Saturday yard sale adventure? Using just a roll of Smooth Wallpaper, Barb Blair transforms a thrift store dresser into upscale piece for your home. Don’t miss one of our most popular DIY projects ever!

Recreate the project with Foxen by holli_zollinger


6. DIY Jewelry Box in Under an Hour

Featured designs: Jellyfish Black and White Swarm by Peacoquette and Strange Flying Island Toile Purple by Marcador

Even the smallest DIY projects deserve a little decoupage love. Barb Blair is back with an easy jewelry box makeover using a $5 swatch of wallpaper, a fresh coat of paint and of course, Mod Podge! 

Whether it’s a thrift shop find or an IKEA hack, you can’t go wrong with a decoupaged DIY. Find inspiration for your next fixer upper with the winning designs from our weekly design challenges

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