I would say my obsession with Mod Podge is borderline unhealthy. In my quest for knowledge that I don’t really need, I researched the founder of Mod Podge. Who was this brilliant person, you ask? Well, her name was Jan Wetstone and she invented Mod Podge in her garage in the 1960s, after finding traditional decoupage too cumbersome. When testing it, she apparently Mod Podge-d all sorts of things…including a car (picture here).
In what I hope is true Mod Podge spirit, I Mod Podged a plastic octopus toy and made it into a necklace. Ms. Wetsone, I didn’t know you, but I definitely admire you. I hope I did you justice…and btw, I, too, will Mod Podge just about anything in sight. And now that I have the glitter version…don’t even. It’s a 1960s glitter podge party. I’m occupied by octopi, 60s crafting supplies, and Pinterest DIYs.
Top: J Crew via resale ($6 tags still attached!, retails for $80)
Pants: Gap ($8 marked down from $50)
Shoes: Nine West via resale ($12, retails for approx $100)
Necklace: made it! (cost to make was about $1.50)
Ship necklace: gift
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) We continue to get random spurts of cold weather here, so wearing “spring” clothes is a bit of a challenge. However, I’ve been sticking with light colors and pastels to still give the appearance of “spring” while staying warm. I think button downs are one of the easiest pieces to transition. They can go over dresses, under dresses, under sweaters, un-buttoned, with tank tops, with cardigans, on their own, etc, etc. Whenever I see button downs on sale, I grab them! I particularly love Gap’s selection (great prints and colors), which go on sale very regularly. If you’re into thrifting, button downs can be found in huge quantities at many local shops. I found this J Crew top with tags still attached at my local resale shop.
2) This necklace was SO EASY, readers. The only drawback was that the acrylic paint I used needed more layers than anticipated, so the painting took a few days between coats. However, while I was waiting between coats, I saw some amazing DIYs that break down how people have made similar necklaces. They can be found here and here. The second link will blow your mind, I promise. This clever blogger made her own DIY Anthro necklaces for about a dollar, compared to the $38 they were selling for…amazing. If you’re just generally interested in Mod Podge finishes, this is a good visual on the different types.
Anyone else have DIY tips? Button down styling tips? Happy Monday, readers! Thank you so much for stopping by!!