Mod Podge to the Rescue

It’s Handmade Monday and I’m running late as usual.  I actually had this ready  but I had an errand to run this morning so I didn’t get it written and posted as early as I planned.  Well, it’s a quick one, so here goes.  And don’t forget to pop over using the link above and look at all the wonderful things everyone else has done!  🙂

This is the continuing saga of the glass stars I worked on last week.  If you want to go see why I had two glass stars to salvage you can go here for the rest of the story.  I had to do something to cover up the slight etching you could see on the glass, and what better than one of my favorite things, Mod Podge?  I used Christmas tissue wrapping paper that wasn’t really very Christmasy, but I love the colors.  I’ve used it for other projects before, but I still have some left.  I will hate when I use the last of it.

First I covered the stars with the paper and Mod Podged it on with several coats.  On a whim I covered one with some gold tulle I happened to have, and Mod Podged over that too.  Wow, nice sparkle!Mod Podge Stars I needed to trim the tulle as close as I could to the edge of the star and build up the edges with Mod Podge until it was smooth. This took several coats, and time as it had to dry between coats.  But I think it was worth it as it came out really sparkly!

Then I printed photos of my 2 Grandchildren the right size to fit in the center of the stars on photo paper.  I

affixed those with Mod Podge and then decided it would be fun to have their names on the back. That wasn’t my original plan, but hey, if something seems right I like to go with it!  So, I found an old catalogue with nice colors on the front.

Using my Cricut, I cut out their names with paper from the catalogue cover and put those on the other side of the star, not trying to get them straight but just sort of erratic.  Mostly because if I tried to do them neatly and evenly they would still look erratic!   This way maybe it looks like I tried to do it that way.  I hope so.  🙂

Stars with names

As a last touch, I put ribbons through the holes in the top so they an hang them on their door knobs (or somewhere else if they choose).  I think they came out pretty well, considering they were rescued.  I still think the etched stars would have been far superior, but when life hands you lemons, I think you just have to use Mod Podge!


  1. I think it’s great when you can successfully rescue something!

  2. Wendy says:

    Oh, so beuatifully rescued! They are fab!! I love the erratic writing too.

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

  3. Your grand kids will think your a star 🙂


  4. Susie says:

    Thank you all, I always enjoy Handmade Monday and all of your things, and do appreciate you coming to look at my little makings. It means a lot to me. 🙂

  5. dreamstar - Lisa says:

    They are absolutely lovely, what a great idea and i love the eratic writing.

  6. redneedle says:

    Oooooh I bit your grand children were thrilled to bits with these little treasures, they’ll make great keepsakes too. Thank you for the lovely comment that you left on my blog

  7. Great idea and they look so good, besides anything else it sounds like you had fun.

    Jan x

    • Susie says:

      Really was fun, except it wasn’t looking very good initially! I was afraid I wasn’t going to have a project in time.

  8. CUTE! I love it when Mod Podge comes to the rescue. It does for me all the time. 😀

  9. Kat says:

    Love the idea. Bet they would make great gifts! So effective.

  10. Lau W says:

    I knew you were going to do something great with these stars. You have superbly caught the problem the other topic! Writing is very pretty, and your grandchildren have certainly enjoyed this gift!

  11. Susie says:

    Thank you both. I have readied them for shipping, hope they get there without getting broken!

  12. I missed this HM as was roaming around Cornwall (bliss!) but being keen on Mod Podge myself I had a look at your stars – very nice indeed! Lovely personal touch with the photos and names – they will love them…Nancy

    • Susie says:

      I find I’m always reverting to Mod Podge because it’s so difficult to mess up, it’s just too wonderful! 🙂 Thanks. I’m really going to make a pincushion like you showed this week and if they work out (read if I can do it!) I might make a couple as gifts. I was thinking they might make good gifts for younger girls who don’t sew now but might eventually. Or heck, they can stick other pins in them too! 🙂

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