This was a quick and easy project, y’all! Check out my video below and you can see a craft room tour at the end!
I gave this shelf a new life with gift tissue paper and hot glue!
Dollar Tree: gift tissue paper
Debi’s Design Diary DIY paint: White Swan
Hobby Lobby: Mod Podge
Thrifted shelf: I found mine at 50% off of $4, so it was only $2!
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Let’s give this shelf some new life, y’all!
Here it is, in all its glory! It’s already nearly perfect, but needs a bit of love on the backing.
I thought I could heat up the glue holding it together, but I had to use a hammer and pry it off!
You can see holes in it where they were probably hooks. This is where you may need to sand down or fill the holes, depending on how rough it is. I didn’t have to do either, since I am painting and then covering it.
First, I painted the back with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan.
Next, I dried it with my heat tool. You can set it aside to dry if you’d like.
Finally, I put a light coating of Mod Podge over the entire back. Be sure to use just a light coat if you are going to apply tissue paper!
Here is where I began attaching the paper.
The Mod Podge was still wet, so I gently laid the tissue paper down and smoothed it out with my hands.
There will be wrinkles and crinkles, y’all, but you can get most of them out!
Use a heat tool to reactivate the Mod Podge, then lay down parchment paper (I didn’t have any, so I used a paper bag) and iron over the wrinkles.
I’m often asked where I got my little iron. It was on Amazon but I haven’t seen this exact one in a while. Some friends said to check the travel department at Walmart for mini irons.
It’s so pretty! Now to sand down the edges where the paper overhangs.
Sand the edges down with a sanding sponge. It’s a fine grit sandpaper, so it won’t damage the project.
Put hot glue on the hottest setting so it will stay hot longer. Quickly put glue along the frame, and attach the back to the shelf.
And here you go! Perfect for little keepsakes, kitchen spices, crafting paints or whatever littles you may have!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Let me know in the comments below what you’ve been crafting with lately!