It all started with this cute scrap of fabric I found in my craft drawer. I pulled it out hoping it was big enough for the project I had in mind.
See......I have this nasty gross mousepad in my cute little desk area.....it just doesn't fit in. And it definitely does not play nice with my trendy office supplies. Don't get me wrong, I love the flag...we are a very patriotic family. But this sad little mousepad had seen better days. This flag didn't deserve to be man-handled by my brood of 6 every.single.day. It needed a makeover!
I read about this really cool technique using mod podge on fabric last week and I've been dying to try it ever since. My friend Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks made an uber adorable mod podged fabric covered canvas....she was my inspiration. Her tutorial is way better than mine, so just bear with me, kay? I start by brushing on a good layer of mod podge directly onto my fabric. When that is really dry, you cut your fabric piece to fit whatever you're covering. The layer of mod podge will prevent it from fraying when you cut (that was my favorite part...I was anxious to see if it really worked...and it did)!
I really love the way it turned out! It was just the element of "cute" that my desktop needed. Although, I am a bit nervous that when my man gets home from scout camp that he will be offended that I covered old glory with cutesie pootsie fabric. Oh, who am I kidding? I doubt he will even notice. Until he reads this post, of course. Sorry babe.....it really needed a makeover! Forgive me?????