...upcycled from those freebie Formica samples from the home improvement store. You know the kind I mean:
I used one of the new Mod Podge Rocks glitter stencils to create this look. Rather chic, no?
Care to try? Here's the DIY! First I peeled the self-adhesive stencil most carefully from the page, then positioned it on the Formica sample.
I gooped on the Mod Podge. Don't be stingy. Goop it, baby!
I lifted away the stencil, and covered the wet Mod Podge with a thick glitter layer.
At this point, I made sure to wash off the stencil with soap and water. (Wash it before the Mod Podge gets all tacky, or it'll be a real bear to remove. Rawrrr.)
I allowed my glitter-covered Formica to dry overnight. Yes, overnight. Wasn't I good? And patient? And good? Cuz I was dying to see how it turned out. But I listened to my left brain and waited. Next morning, I cleaned away the excess glitter, finishing with a soft makeup brush. What a pretty result!
To keep the glitters from shedding, I sprayed several light coats of poly sealer. (Alternative: seal it with another layer of Mod Podge, or any clear-drying liquid sealer.)
Add ribbon or cord to the ready made hole. Write your message on the back with a white paint pen (or anything that will show up against the Formica color). And that's your gift tag, done!
That's my little re-purposed idea for today, hope you liked it. Next time you get a chance, grab some Formica samples and see how much fun they are to craft with.
Thanks for coming by!
Disclosure: Plaid sent me the stencil to try, no strings attached. (Thanks, Plaid!) This tutorial and all opinions herein are 100% my own.