Customized Wedding Gift Topper with Mod Podge!

We're celebrating all sorts of things this weekend...Don and I are headed to a wedding with our extended family, and Mod Podge is turning 50! I combined both festivities in to one project because, let's face it, when you are "crafty" you have to make sure that your present is the coolest looking one of the gift table! :) This wedding topper was SO easy to make - start with a wood or chipboard base, then customize to your heart's desire with FolkArt paint, Mod Podge and a little glitter (ok - a lot) to add that special sparkle. I used gold paint and sheer giltter to coordinate with my giftwrap and ribbon. Let's do this! {FTC Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for this blog post - but the opinions and ideas are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links so if you buy something I might make a few pennies.}

SUPPLIES:
chipboard or wood phrase or shape (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
Mod Podge Gloss
FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint in Brushed Antique Gold
glitter
two (2) plastic cups or paper plates
foam brush
q-tip
disposable work surface (I used white butcher paper) - not pictured

Paint surface of chipboard/wood shape. Be sure to paint the edges but don't worry TOO much about getting full coverage. Nobody is going to be looking that close! :)

Apply thin layer of Mod Podge, then quickly add glitter. I did my phrase in "sections" - I added Mod Podge to a few letters, then added glitter, then moved on to the next few letters, added glitter, etc.

Let dry for about 10 minutes, tap off excess glitter (I collected it in one of the plastic cups and reused it throughout the project) and repeat layers of Mod Podge and glitter until you reach the desired look, then top off with a final layer of Mod Podge.  I did three layers of glitter total - but I think I would have been totally fine with just two!

Plaid Crafts is having a HUGE celebration all day today in honor of Mod Podge's 50th...and they have been SO kind to also let me have a celebration of my own! Leave me a comment and tell me what YOU love about Mod Podge and one lucky winner is going to win a $50 prize pack that includes:
-8 OZ. M/P GLOSS
-8 OZ. M/P Matte
-8 Oz. Dishwasher Safe Gloss
-Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium 2 Oz. Carded
-Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
-Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit
-M/P 4pc Spuncer Set
-M/P 4pc Foam Brush Set

Don't forget to join the fun over on the Plaid Crafts Facebook Page all day long for project ideas, new techniques, prizes and more. Scroll down for a few other great Mod Podge projects from some of my fabulous friends - Happy National Mod Podge Day everybody!

And for even MORE ideas using Plaid Crafts products check out these fun projects!