Friday, March 20, 2009

Napkin "chipboard" Garland Tutorial

I have been LOVING all the cute paper napkins out there, have you seen the NEST ones at Target?? It seems like such a waste to wipe your messy hands on them and throw them away... Then it occurred to me to make them into chipboard decor... For banners!

Find a cute napkin.

Get a cereal box

Open cereal box and paint Modge Podge on an area the size of your image lay your napkin on the Modge Podge and smooth out, your napkin will crinkle a bit, it adds to the character. Then coat the top of the napkin with Modge Podge. Once dry cut around the image.

Super cute and CHEAP chipboard shapes! I also coated the back of the cereal box with Modge Podge and glued a piece of postal paper, you could also use wrapping paper, just so if I use it in a banner or garland you won't see the cereal box print!
I just entered this in the Plaid contest! Now let's hope I win ;)


Kelly B said...

That is so clever!! I have been trying to come up with an idea for a banner my kids couldn't rip as easily as just plain paper. This could me the answer to my search.... THANKS!! :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Jen- You are so creative! That IS precious! I saw the nest napkins at Target yesterday- sweet! I hope you win, too! Keep us posted!:) Lori

Amanda said...

Wondeful idea. I just bought Mod Podge for the first time this week and was wondering what kind of things I could do with it! Good Luck with your competition!

Anonymous said...

You're a clever girl, I tell ya. :)

Jen @ said...

You are so clever. I love it! Now, to find some cute napkins!


sherri said...

Great idea Jenny, hope you win!

Julie said...

What a neat idea! I just bought some really cute napkins...I am going to try this today! Hope you win the contest!!!

Elise said...

That is too stinkin cute!! I WANT one!!
Now, I am going on a hunt for cute napkins!!
Hope you win!!

Jennifer said...

Oh Jen! I love that idea! Thank You for sharing! It is so cute! I think I will have to give it a try. Maybe?!! I need something that cute to use! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a fantastic idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us!!! I love it.
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about my bird in a cage stamp. I bought it at Michael's. I used one of their 40% coupons because it was a bit pricey. Hope you find one too. : )

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

now I know what to do with the napkins which are so darn cute - but fail miserably in their role as 'absorbent' napkins :-D

Mother Hood said...

CUTE! And yes, it is the same job!

Vanessa Kiki Johanning said...

Super cute idea!! Good luck!!
I am going to try it with some butterfly napkins!

Have a great day!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi! this is my first time visiting:) what a great idea to make your own chipboard!!! thanks; i have been thinking of how to do that myself:) i love your blog; lots of great ideas!!

come visit me sometime:)