I know that I have confessed my love for Mod Podge on my blog before.
Well, I am here to tell you all again how much I love the stuff.
I had received a big old box of happy mail from Plaid Crafts & knew that this was the perfect occasion to pull out the goods and play!
I saw this awesome tutorial from At the Picket Fence, on how to make some firecrackers out of pool noodles and Mod Podge & knew that I had to try it.
The Mod Podge tools that I used are beyond fantastic and make the whole process so much more fun!
Pool Noodle & knife
Outdoor Mod Podge
Mod Podge Roller Applicator
Any Embellishments that you want to add
Pour some of your outdoor mod podge into the applicator. Do you see the bright pink mat thing? Of course you see it, it’s bright pink. Anyway-it’s the coolest silicone mat that Mod Podge makes. The Mod Podge will just peel right off it. If you have ever podged in the past-you know that this is a huge plus!
Roll the applicator onto your paper and then roll the noodle piece onto the paper
Once it’s stuck & secure you will want to give it another coat of mod podge on the outside of the firecracker. The outdoor mod podge is hot, rockin awesome and will give your creation an extra coat of coverage against the elements.
*NOTE*-The outdoor Mod Podge is a little bit thicker than regular mod podge. No worries though-it’s supposed to be this way.
Once your Mod Podge is dry-You will want to make the spark or the wick or whatever you call it. I used a skewer and some bakers twine. I just stuck in the whole and glued it to the inside of the noodle so it won’t move around. I cut out a star for the top. I added a coat of outdoor mod podge to the star as well.
And, because it’s me & I can’t leave anything alone-I blinged them out a bit with more paper, ribbon and a little bit of extra love.
Super Simple right?
Of course it is. You are talking to me. I like things simple!
I told you that I made a wreath using the Mod Podge Firecrackers.
What did I use to make the wreath?
I used a pool noodle and fabric scraps.
I ripped my strips so they were about 3” wide.
I alternately glued them on the wreath.
Once the wreath was done, I added the firecrackers.
I hot glued them to the wreath and then wrapped a little bit of bakers twine around them to make sure that they were secure.
I thought that wreath needed a little something, something, so I added a simple pennant banner with ribbon.
SECRET- I stapled the pennants to the ribbon-cause I’m sneaky like that.
I love how it turned out!
It makes my porch look so much more festive, don’t you think?
Now, go and make one for yourself. You will be so happy that you did!
Thanks to Plaid Crafts for the Fantastic Mod Podge products!!
You can find out more about Mod Podge on Plaid’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Plus, Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, has created a Community Pinterest Board with tons & tons of Mod Podge ideas. It’s the place to go if you are needing a little bit of Mod Podge mojo!