I played with Mod Podge again!
(Dear readers, this is going to be a bit of a drive-by post because we're working on some fun but time-consuming announcements for this week and next! Make sure to check back in!!)
During our last visit to IKEA, I purchased some plywood file holders with the idea of covering them in paper or fabric. I had scored some awesome Anna Maria Horner fabric during a sale a couple of months ago, and decided the bold prints would be perfect for this project.
I experimented with 2 ways of doing this:
1) cutting a piece of fabric for each side of the file holder
2) cutting one large piece of fabric for the whole thing
I think experiment 2) worked better. You don't get all the fabric edges fraying all over the place.
For both versions, I laid the file holder on the flattened fabric and drew the outline of the shape with a fabric marker. For 2), I flipped the file holder carefully so that I could draw each side next to the other, then just added a little extra flap of fabric to tuck and glue under the other end. You just have to be extra careful to draw your outline exactly to the size of your file holder with this version, otherwise you will have extra fabric bunching at the edges (which you can kind of see in the photo below).
Having learned from my previous Mod Podge + fabric experience, I didn't apply another coat on top of the fabric, so these file holders are nice and smooth. They are already full of papers and files on my desk! I love how the vertical storage gives my desk so much more usable space (for more clutter, ha!).
Please come back tomorrow for a fun fun fun announcement (and dust off your sewing machine!)
Jenny you are on a Mod Podge ROLL! Wow. These turned out great! You can't go wrong using AMH fabric on anything, what a great choice.
Hope you and the kiddo are feeling better ASAP, can't wait to share our announcement with everyone tomorrow!