What to Decoupage?

A bit ago, I did a project for Mom It Forward that started my latest obsession of Mod Podge, decoupaging anything and everything. For the lazy crafter like myself, Mod Podge is perfect.  It’s very forgiving and allows for a few mistakes.

Mod Podge

I featured Melody Ross a while ago.  Love her! She’s one of those natural artists inside and out. When I saw her idea of the Mod Podge decoupaged fancy trash can, I tucked it away knowing I wanted to use that idea for inspiration for my own craft room trash can.

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Decoupage Ideas

I went to one of my local fabric stores and found a bunch of fat quarters I loved, brought them home and cut them in different shapes.  Now a normal person would have went back to look at Melody’s trash can to see what to do, but not me.  I used the inspiration that was planted there a few months ago. ( I should have looked, but too late now)  Her’s is still way cooler than mine, but I love it anyway.  It reminds me of Melody and my new love of everything decoupage!what to decoupage

It’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for me and it’s perfect for my room.  A little messy, a little whimsical and happy colors.

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Here’s a peek at the mess I created while making my master piece.

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I love how it matches my rug.

projects using mod podge

I’ve got my vintage maps out again today and my mod podge……..because I never know when to quit when I like something. You can see the table top I decoupaged with my old maps.


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. Kimberly says

    You must tell me where you got that rug. Love it and have been looking everywhere for one like it for my great room.

    • Kim says

      I got my rug at Fred Meyer here in the Portland area. It’s a 4×6 and I purchased it about 5 yrs ago. Sorry. I’ll take better photos of it when I get my craft room completed.

  2. says

    That would make such a cute planter too for an indoor tree I think.
    Can’t wait to see what you’re Mappodging!

  3. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Hey, Kim! Thanks for stopping by. I know, where has the time gone. I remember meeting you early on & totally loved being featured on TCB way back in 07. Since then, this niche has just exploded & it’s so hard to keep up with them all now. Its’ been such a fun journey and I’m so happy that I got in when I did. Totally changed our lives, hasn’t it??! I hope we get to meet up one day too. xoxo

  4. Kim @ seven thirty three says

    OK, now that is too fricken cute! I love it! Although my trash can isn’t a bucket (hello, simple!) it is plain white frosted and after seeing this it might just need to be spruced up a bit!

  5. Michele says

    I love this idea! Every time I throw out an empty 30 pound cat litter pail, I actually feel guilty. I have two that have been re-used into scrub pails, and I actually think I’ve seen one in use by our janitor for the same use. I still throw one away a month (my apartment is small and I have no room to keep ALL of them), but now I know what to do with this month’s empty! Thanks, Kim, for the great idea!