Decoupage Desk Caddy

Onto project number two!

Decoupage is a wonderful distraction when I need a break from writing and / or editing. As soon as the finished letter rack sat on my kitchen bench (you can read about that project here) … I headed back to Chadstone to find another item to make and paper.

By this time I’d googled all about Mod Podge – an all in one adhesive and sealer and a favourite of paper crafters around the world. And how to use rollers, foam and bristle brushes to much better effect.  A desk caddy caught my eye, and I quickly found another pack of paper I liked in the reduced box.

decoupage caddy in pieces
decoupage caddy in pieces

This time I decided to use paint on the edges rather than leave the MDF au naturale.

I picked a colour called Naples yellow reddish – yes that really is the name! lols Then selected paper for all the different surfaces. Mod Podge  is a dream to use, I like the brush strokes it leaves on the surface–it adds to the folky charm. It was a lot of fun 🙂

Decoupage Caddy Finished
Decoupage Caddy Finished

 

 

I also decided to use some embellishments this time.

Some flower stickers, and some words that came with the pack of paper. And some dear little cork doggies I found at my local shopping centre. There is no end to the assortment of supplies you can buy for paper crafting!

Decoupage Caddy Close-up
Decoupage Caddy Close-up

 

 

It needs a close-up to show the embellishments at their best 🙂

It actually looks gorgeous and really isn’t that hard to do, even for someone with very clumsy hands like me.

It actually looks gorgeous and really isn’t that hard to do, even for someone with very clumsy hands like me.

I’ve already picked out my next project – and this one will involve photographs as well as the pretty papers, and more embellishments.

How will I ever find time for writing??

Kim Cleary, Author

Kim Cleary

Kim writes paranormal stories with a intrigue, suspense and a hint of romance. She loves all animals, especially her dogs; and thrives on coffee and chocolate while writing and researching.

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