A fabulous hands-on way to immortalize your little one's artwork is to incorporate it into your actual furniture. With a few simple steps and a little patience, you can transform their paintings into a tabletop for their playroom or nursery. Here are the few things you need:
- A wooden table (or chair)
- The masterpieces you've chosen to use (or color photocopies, if you'd prefer)
- A ruler
- Your craft knife
- A clean foam brush
- A flat nylon brush
- Mod Podge hard coat
Once you've gathered your supplies, you're just a few steps away from an artsy DIY table:
- Measure and use your craft knife to trim the paintings to a uniform size.
- Position the resized artwork on the tabletop in a grid or other desired pattern. Using the flat brush, apply the Mod Podge to the back of the artwork and secure in place. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Once the Mod Podge has dried, use your foam brush to apply the topcoat of Mod Podge to the entire table. You'll need to add several top coats; the trick is to let each coat dry completely before adding another. If you follow the directions on the bottle, then you can't go wrong!
And voilà – you've created the perfect table for your lil one to create more works of art.
Source: Plaid Online