Every boy loves to feel that they own something and usually that is the bedroom. My brother was crazy about having a car plaque on his door but for some reason that never happens and I just wanted to give him something that would make the trick, something like my baby girls mod podge monogrammed wall Art. And when I saw those wooden letters I came up with the idea of making an Initials Door Plaque for his bedroom door.
My brother loved that idea and he asked me if it could be hung with chains: “Of course!”
Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids
This one was as easy as my girls wall art. The only difference was that I had to use the chain and some hooks. It turned out quite nice for a boy’s room. He chose the papers he wanted and I made the craft LOL.
But wait, What is Mod Podge?
Mod Podge is one of the most used and famous craft supplies in existence (you might have seen it, it has a retro label). But if you aren’t familiar with Mod Podge, it’s a decoupage medium. An awesome all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces. Plain and simple, one of the best glues ever.
What is Mod Podge good for?
As I mentioned above, Mod Podge is an all-in-one medium.
- It can be used as a sealer to protect painted surfaces.
- You can paint your base item all one color, and Mod Podge cut paper or lace onto it.
- You can also paint designs onto it, and use Mod Podge as a finish.
- Among other ideas.
Is Mod Podge water resistant?
Let’s clarify something here. Mod Podge is not Waterproof but it can be HIGHLY water resistant which is different (more so than regular Podges). What this means is that if you want a decoupaged item to sit on a covered porch where it is not completely exposed to weather 24 hours a day every day, you can definitely use this product by itself. You can learn a ton about Mod Podge and all its uses with Amy over at Mod Podge Rocks. She’s a pro with this product and she has awesome projects.
How to make a Mod Podge Door Plaque for kids
Super easy, super crafty!. Supplies needed:
- A wooden board (I used a $1 frame because I couldn’t find a board where I was)
- Mod Podge
- Wooden letters
- Paper scraps
- Acrylic paint
- Hot glue gun
- Foam brushes
- Normal brushes
- 2 hooks
- 2 Jump rings
Firstly, I painted all the edges of the board and letters with red an blue paint and let them dry.
The next step, I mod podged the surface of the frame and the letters.
I applied the red paper on the blue-edge letters and of course, the blue paper on the red edges just to make a twist. LOL. Let it dry
Once the paper and mod podge was completely dry, with a cutter, I trimmed the edges to keep the shape. Sorry I completely forgot to take photos of this step (I got carried away crafting)
Just follow the shape of your board with the cutter. You should get something like this:
I glued with hot glue gun a piece of chain to connect both letters. Just a detail to make it more boyish. It’s totally optional.
Then I glued the letters to the frame with hot glue because it was actually a frame but you can always nail it too if you are using a plain board.
Lastly, I placed the hooks on both top corners of the frame. Be very careful here. Use really small hooks and screw them slowly to avoid cracking your board.
I used some jump rings to attach the chain to the hooks. With 2 pliers open your jump ring and one end of the chain.
Then insert the hook and close the jump ring.
Repeat the process with the other hook.
And that was it! Done!
The odd part was that my dad didn’t want to make any holes on the door, so I used some heavy-duty hangers.
At the end, I kind of liked it better like that than with a nail and my brother too Yayyyy!
So, my bro’s room looks like this:
What do you think? Like it???
If you would like to see more mod podge projects just click on the images below.
Til' next time...