Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hello, My Name Is Bethany & I'm A Decoupage Addict...

Seriously, I'm really beginning to think I have a serious addiction...

I have been on a decoupage bender as of late. 
First it was flameless candles, than it was my light switch cover, than I used mod podge to glue my silhouette inside the lamp shade on my Pendleton whiskey bottle lamp

Now, I have decoupaged again...

Although, I think I might blame this latest decoupage project on Amazing Boyfriend. He decided that we needed a "health shelf" by our door (well, that's what he's calling it, I personally think he just wanted an excuse to stain another unfinished wood shelf). Anyway, one of the things he wanted on the shelf was a place for a box of tissue. He suggested that I could get one of those unfinished wood tissue covers and decorate it however I wanted.

Sure, since I like to decoupage things!

Wanna see how I did it? 

unfinished tissue box cover
scrapbook paper
mod podge
paintbrushes or foam brushes

I started by putting the tissue box on the scrapbook paper and tracing out the different sides of the box. Than I cut out the pieces and set them aside for later. 

Than I painted the box. 

 When the box was dry, I started decoupaging. I spread a good coat of mod podge onto the side of the box, than carefully placed my paper where I wanted it and pressed it down evenly. Than I used the edge of a gift card to scrap over the paper, to make sure that I got rid of any bubbles that would form under the paper. Important thing to remember in decoupage - bubbles are bad!

Once the mod podge under the paper had dried, I put a clear coat of mod podge over the entire tissue box to seal it. 

When the second coat of mod podge was finished drying, it was done. I had a pretty tissue holder for the "health shelf". 

I'm calling this a win-win! 

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

~ What's In The Gunny Sack @ The Gunny Sack ~ Cure For The Common Monday @ Lines Across My Face ~ Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize ~ Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss ~ Turning the Daunting Into Do-Able @ Project Queen ~ Talent Tuesday @ Vintage Wanna Bee ~ Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories A to Z ~ Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef in Training ~ Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife ~ Tell Me Tuesday @ Me And My Boys ~ Time To Shine @ A Diamond In The Stuff ~ Too Cute Tuesday @ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~ Totally Tutorial Tuesday @ My World Made By Hand ~ Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy Man Crafty Woman ~ Show and Share @ Southern Lovely ~ What's Up Wednesday @ Sew Woodsy ~ Creative Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma ~ Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage ~ Show Me Extraordinary Link Party @ The 36th Avenue ~ BFF Open House Link Party @ The Answer Is Chocolate ~ T.G.I.F. Link Party @ Craft Junkie Too ~ Anything Goes Link Party @ Bacon Time ~ Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now ~ Delicately Constructed Fridays @ Delicate Construction ~ Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & JelloFree For All @ Young and Crafty ~ Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique ~ Strut Your Stuff @ Six Sisters' Stuff ~ Show and Tell @ Be Different Act Normal ~ Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid ~ Sundae Scoop @ I {Heart} Nap Time ~ Think Pink Sunday @ Flamingo Toes ~ Sunday's Best Par.tay @ My 1929 Charmer ~ Craft Catwalk @ Embellishing Life ~



  1. Cute!!

  2. Very pretty! That would make a great gift too! I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Project Queen. Vicky from Mess For Less

  3. That is so cute!! hmm, just might have to do this in my bathroom. My hubby would love it because then I'd stop hiding the tissues in the cabinet!

  4. This is adorable! I hope you'll link it up to my new linky party! I'm a new follower! Hope you'll stop by and follow along if you'd like!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  5. that looks really cool and I am pretty sure that I have everything that I need to make one. I think that it would be nice to make a box for each of the tissue boxes that are in my house. I just want to make something again because it has been to long.



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