Behold… the Power of Mod Podge!

Mod Podge is quickly becoming one of our favorite ways to re-use recyclables.

You can find Mod Podge in the glue section of any craft store, and we have found that one bottle will go a long way.
Isn’t it cute?? Emily wants to make another one to organize her paint brushes, colored pencils, crayons and other art supplies. She won’t have to twist my arm, but Mark has a bit more recycling to do. (Hee hee!)


  1. Meninheira says

    Valerie, que es esta substancia? ya la he leído en varios blogs, es como el engrudo de hacer papel maché?

  2. ScottChrisCoriCassiCali says

    I have seen this somewhere else recently used for the same kind of thing, picnic tableware. What a great idea. That being said, I hadn't thought about the art supply caddy and I think that is an even BETTER idea! Love it and love your blog! 🙂

  3. sunnymama says

    I haven't heard of mod podge before. Looks cool though 🙂

  4. I was at Joann's fabric tonight and was gonna grab some mod podge for a project I am doing w Lu…. being so cheap, I forgot my coupon so I am waiting to go back tomorrow! Good thing I only live acrossed the street, isn't that sad I wanna save a buck 50!

  5. @ Meninheira — Sí, es casi como una combinación de engrudo y barniz. Me parece que es perfecto para hacer papel maché!

  6. @ Sherry — That is so funny! I've done that too!! It is more expensive than regular glue, but it seems to work quite well. I'm sure one bottle will last us a long time, and we have several projects in mind for reusing some recyclables.

  7. Meninheira says

    Gracias Valerie 🙂

  8. centralillinoisian says

    This is such a cute idea. Do you find the Mod Podge in any craft store?

  9. SkylarKD says

    Ooooh, pretty, and what a great organization caddy! I'll have to do this for our painting supplies – it makes so much more sense than a cardboard box.

  10. This is brilliant! I had seen something similar awhile back on Skip to My Lou, but they used the box to hold lunches for teacher appreciation day. I'd never even thought to use it for tableware, but I've been complaining for months that I need to get my hands on a cheap carry-all like this. LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. MaryAnne says

    This is very cute, I need to try out mod podge one of these days, I see people make such cute things with it…

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  13. MamaFeelgood says

    Oh and everywhere I turn people are using modge podge these days. I'm interested and am looking forward to new creations

  14. shopannies says

    I may try some of this when I move in new house

  15. Donna and Greg says

    We love modge podge. My daughters are using it with scrapbook paper to cover clipboards (.97 at Walmart). They are coverting the front and back and putting a decorative ribbon around the top to cover where the paper doesn't reach. These will be birthday presents for their friends. I am going to do one and use expired coupons, this will be my grocery clipboard for my list, coupons, etc.

  16. Mod Podge Amy says

    Wow, this is delightful! Love the title of your post. If you visit me you'll find out why 😀