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By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
Create these funky canvases for your wall with Mod Podge Fabric.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
Item #503
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calypso Sky, 2 oz.
Item #524
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hot Pink, 2 oz.
Item #634
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Maple Syrup, 2 oz.
Item #945
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.49

Other Supplies
Fabric - 1/2" of each
Nicolecrafts™ Wood Wall Box 12” x 12”
Wood letters of your choice
Wood bird - 1 piece
Wood oval frame with a 4” x 5.5” opening
Various embellishments including buttons; rhinestones; paper flowers; felt flowers
White craft glue
Hot glue gun
Craft knife
Blue ribbon – 2 yards
Pink ribbon – 1.5 yards
Scissors

Instructions

Before Beginning: Prepare all fabrics according to the instructions on Fabric Mod Podge bottle.

Bird Frame Box:

  1. Basecoat the sides of the wall box Calypso Sky. While the box is drying, paint the oval frame and wood letters of your choice Maple Syrup. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut the fabric to fit the front face of the box and adhere to the box using Fabric Mod Podge. Allow to dry and then trim around the edges using the craft knife.
  3. Dry brush Hot Pink onto the top and sides of the oval frame. To dry brush, simply dip the brush into the paint then wipe on a paper towel until paint is removed. Sweep over the frame lightly and repeat several times for a distressed look. Allow to dry.
  4. Trim blue ribbon to fit around wall box and down the fabric seam on the front. Glue down with hot glue gun.
  5. Glue the wood letters and oval frame to the front of the wall box with the white craft glue.
  6. Add embellishments of paper flowers, buttons and rhinestones with craft glue as shown in the finished photo. Allow project to dry for 24 hours before hanging.

Daisy Dot Box:

  1. Basecoat the sides of the wall box Yellow Citron. While the box is drying, paint the small wood bird Yellow Citron and the letters of your choice with Calypso Sky. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut the fabric to fit the front face of the box and adhere to the box using Fabric Mod Podge. Allow to dry and then trim around the edges using the craft knife.
  3. Trim pink ribbon to fit around wall box. Glue down with hot glue gun.
  4. Glue the wood letters and wood bird to the front of the wall box with the white craft glue.
  5. Add embellishments of felt flowers, paper flowers, buttons and rhinestones with craft glue as shown in the finished photo. Allow project to dry for 24 hours before hanging.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.