Mod Podge Holiday – Handmade Christmas Gift

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a big fan of glitter, so when I was given the opportunity to try out Glitter Mod Podge, I jumped on it.  Mod Podge is the number one all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish.  Available in a variety of formulas, the Mod Podge family of decoupage mediums provide endless possibilities for holiday and gift giving projects.  Today I have a simple but gorgeous (and yummy) handmade Christmas gift idea for you to try using Glitter Mod Podge.

This is the time of year when we all start to receive invitations to all kinds of holiday festivities, and I’m guilty of gifting the host of the party the usual bottle of wine.  This year, I thought it would be nice to give a different gift (not that there’s anything wrong with wine, mind you).  A little paint and Glitter Mod Podge adds a bit of glam to an ordinary kitchen utensil set, and when paired with a fabulous cookie mix, will be sure to wow any hostess with the mostest!

To make your own Glitter Utensils Gift Set, you will need the following:

  • Glitter Mod Podge
  • FolkArt Paint
  • Wooden utensil set
  • Painter’s tape (not shown)
  • Cups to hold each utensil while paint dries

First, measure and tape off each utensil with painter’s tape.  Make sure you tape off each utensil at the same height.
Paint on two coats of paint and allow each coat to dry completely.  I used plastic cups to hold my utensils while they dried.
After the paint dries completely, add a layer of Glitter Mod Podge.  The thicker you paint it on, the more glittery it will be.  It will go on white but dry clear, leaving only a pretty sparkle behind.

Gorgeous glitter, right?  For the cookie mix, I used the recipe for Cowboy Cookies from Bakerella, adding Christmas M&M’s instead of the pink ones she used.

The silver and red ribbon adds to the sparkle in the glittered utensils, and together, the cookie mix and utensil set make the perfect handmade gift, which you can make yourself for less than $20!  (Don’t forget to attach the recipe on the bottom or back of the mason jar.)

Mod Podge is available at retailers nationwide and on Plaid’s website as well.  If you’re new to decoupage or want to know more, get the basics on Plaid’s website.  Connect and get more ideas for projects to make with products in the Mod Podge family on Plaid’s Facebook page, blog, and be sure to sign up for their newsletter.

What will you make this year?

11 Responses

  1. Thank you so much Marilyn!!! So much work still to do but I’m making progress. 🙂 You’re too sweet!

  2. Okay, is it strange that when I first saw the title of your post in our little linky list, my eyes read it as “Glittery Unicorn Gift Set”? Bah ha ha! I guess glittery unicorns are on the brain when it comes to this group. Anyway, I absolutely LOVE how your project turned out. That extra touch of glittery red on the ends of your kitchen utensils just take it all up 10 notches from “nice” to “out of this world amazing.” And since I have the Glitter Mod Podge, there’s not reason I can’t try this myself! Thanks for the inspiration, you Glittery Unicorn, you!

  3. Love the idea! I will give it a try, by the way what is the size of the glass container that you use for the cookie mix? thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Marlene, I used a quart size mason jar. Be sure to pack the ingredients down really good after adding each one. Otherwise you won’t fit it all in. 🙂


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