Welcome back to Kensington Cottage! Its been a busy week around here, and it is only Wednesday! Last week I did finish a little project that turned out better than I anticipated. Now, you all know I recently "discovered" Mod Podge, and I fell in love! After finishing my map covered box, (in case you missed it, you can see it here) I had lots of little scraps of maps. A month or so ago I picked up some foam balls at Goodwill for next to nothing. I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but then I saw these vase filler eggs that Marian at Mustard Seed Creations had done,
and these from Jillian at The Virginia House.
It got me to thinking. So, pulled out my paint brush, map scraps, foam balls, and Mod Podge and got to work. I started with the foam balls, I painted on a small portion of Mod Podge, then painted it on a scrap of the maps, and stuck it together. After a few trials and errors I realized I had to hold it in place, basically forming it in the palm of my hand. (you know, its kinda fun pealing dried Podge off your hands.) I just kept this up, layering the map pieces till the ball was covered. I let it sit over night and then painted on 3 coats of Mod Podge to seal the deal. Here is what I have.
To be honest, I'm not sure what I will use them for, but I do like how they turned out. This is a really simple project, and it would look great if you did different types of maps in different colors and put them in a bowl. Tell me, how do you think I should use them?
Parties I am Linking to:
Your S Very Creative @ Me Making Do
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Three or More @ The Gypsy's Corner
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
Weekend Wander @ While He Was Sleeping
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Under $100 Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence