DIY Spoon Rest {My First Experience with Mod Podge!}

Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Monday! I'm back today with the third installment of the Add a Dash of Style to Your Kitchen Series - - a DIY spoon rest tutorial! You can read the first two installments here and here. I had a spoon rest I loved, a red Moroccan trellis coaster, that worked perfectly until I washed it in the dishwasher and it melted. So I decided to make my own and add some style to my kitchen! I found the method for these from Meredith at Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home.

What you need:

Scrapbook paper of your choice
Mod Podge (I used glossy finish)
Tile (I used 6"x6")
Sponge brush
Felt stick-ons

What to do:

Cut out your scrapbook paper to the size of the tile. I traced it out on the back of the scrapbook paper and then cut it out. I then trimmed around it until it fit perfectly on top of the tile. The top of the tile is a little bit rounded so, I cut the scrapbook paper just a little bit smaller so that it would sit flatly. I used scissors to cut it, but ended up trimming it with some sewing supplies to get the edges straight.

Once the paper is cut out, apply a (medium) layer of Mod Podge on the tile then lay down the piece of paper on top. You will only have once chance to lay it down, so make sure it is perfect! Try to smooth out any bubbles.

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Let it dry for 30 minutes. After it is dry, flip it over and apply four felt feet stick-ums (I got my pack from the dollar aisle at Target).

I also made a coaster with a smaller 4"x4" tile.

I really like how they turned out, even though these aren't perfect. They both have some bubbles and the spoon rest has a cat hair in it. But I have to say... I am a Mod Podge convert!


Trash Can Re-do (original project)
Hand Towel Hangers (idea from JoAnn at The Creamer Chronicles)
New DIY Floor Mats (ideas from Rachael at Lovely Crafty Home
Laura at Design Share, and Molly at Molly Kay Stoltz)
DIY Spoon Rest (idea from Meredith at Wait Til Your Father Gets Home)
Personalize the Cat Dishes (idea from Heather at Whipperberry)
Artwork (still figuring this out...)
Deep Clean ... blurg (oven, dishwasher, floors, fridge, microwave...)

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  1. Just a thought -- I made some coasters using the same method ( I used clear acryllic spray to finish off the process, and I think the step was much needed. I didn't add the stuff at first and noticed that it was getting tacky when there was any moisture in the air. That moisture might spell your doom when cooking! Think about it! Love the project, though!

    1. Katie that is a great idea! I am going to have to do that this weekend! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Super cute idea!!

  3. Great idea! Love the paper you used. The colors and print are fantastic.

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

    1. Hi Lauren! I will be sure to link up! Thank you for stopping by and I agree that the paper is too cute!

  4. I love the kitchen paper! I keep saying I need to try this and make a set of coaster....

    1. I totally recommend it! So simple and you can make them match your decor perfectly! Thank you for stopping by and hosting the link party!

  5. What a great and inexpensive idea! I just might need to borrow this one. Do you have any idea if the bottom of the tile will scratch a glass stove top?
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    Take care,

    1. Hi KC! I think they might scratch a glass stovetop. If you don't want to use the stick-ums, I've seen people use pieces of felt hot-glued on the bottom, and even cork glued to the bottom.

  6. Hello! You were after me at the Tatertots and Jello link party, so I was told to visit you. Boy am I glad I did!

    I am about to use Mod Podge for the first time too, and I'm glad your experience was good. I'm actually going to use it for something waaaay different, but I hope it works!

    I'm so glad I got to visit you and this tutorial, and I hope I can return the favor when you visit my blog!

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  7. What a great idea! Looks like a fun project to try.

  8. It turned out great for your first Mod Podge project. :) Love that kitchen paper to, where did you find it?


  9. I love your spoon rest. So creative. Thanks for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions.


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