Yes, I'm still into decoupage and napkins. I had one more technique, for now, that I wanted to try. I had gotten containers on clearance sometime ago at Michaels that I just couldn't pass up. They were eighty percent off and the tops in my favorite color . . . you know what that is, don't you! Had no idea at the time what I would do with them. I only knew I had to sneak them in. My hubby really doesn't mind what I buy . . . but he keeps saying whatever I bring in, I needed to get rid of something to avoid clutter. Ha! Ha! Silly man! Anyway, I saw an adorable paper towel with matching colors of lavender flowers at Tuesday Morning last week and I knew immediately what I was going to make.
I started coiling clothesline rope I found in my garage on the bottom of the glass with hot glue every few turns . . .
going around and around . . .
until I reached the area just below the top.
Next, I tore out the design on the napkin I wanted to use and applied mod podge to the cording. At first, I laid the pattern on plastic wrap, applied mod podge and tried to smooth it over the rope like I had done with my pumpkins. I soon found out that this wouldn't work because when I went to remove the wrap, the napkin lifted too. OMG! I panicked and quickly wiped everything off of the rope with a damp cloth.
Plan B: After sending a question to Patti who is an expert on decoupage, telling her what happened and with her quick response, I gathered up my nerves and started over, first tearing out another design, applying mod podge to the area again, and gently laying the pattern over the mod podge. This time I folded plastic wrap and gently pressed it all over the napkin. And it worked!
The design on the napkin included a rope tied around the lavenders, so I tore another piece of napkin with the bow and mod podged it over the first piece, matching lines.
And then I added a little design to the top. Not so sure if I'm satisfied with this, but for now I'll let it stay on.
I like how the ridges of the rope show through on the napkin, giving it a
completely awesome look!
I made cute little lavender flowers using seed beads, hot glue and wire stem.
And placed them in one of the containers . . . so cute!
I'll do a "how to" on the flowers for my next post!
Take a little time to enjoy