WEEKEND CRAFTING ADVENTURES

Decoupage, Mod Podge And Infused Vodka Project

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

In this crafting adventure I am tackling decoupage with tissue paper, Mod Podge, and glass canisters. I use my Cricut Maker and rotary blade to cut the tissue paper on my fabric cutting mat. I am dressing up a few glass canisters to hold infused vodka for my husband’s birthday. Infusing the vodka was just as much fun as this crafting project. Even though this was a really fun crafting project I did not give it a 5 for satisCRAFTion… to find out more about my experience with this crafting project check out this weekend crafting adventure.

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Decoupage, Mod Podge And Infused Vodka Project

 

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

In this episode, I am using my Cricut Maker to cut some tissue paper that I am going to decoupage onto some glass canisters with Mod Podge. Let me tell you about the inspiration behind this project. My husband’s birthday is coming up. We enjoy going to happy hour together, so I thought it would be fun to create some infused vodka with some different fun flavors and create a little bit of a tasting happy hour for his birthday.

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

What I wanted to create for this project were some cool glass canisters that are spring colors but colors that match the infused vodka flavors that I’m creating so that we can do a little tasting on his birthday. I have the flavors that I am infusing with the vodka. I’m going to do four different flavors. I’m going to do a raspberry lime-infused vodka and a blackberry.

I was going to do a pineapple jalapeno. After doing research on the infused vodka process, everything that I read said that the jalapeno spices up the vodka fast, and the pineapple may need 1 to 2 days or a little bit longer. Instead of doing them together, I’m doing 1 pineapple-infused vodka and 1 jalapeno-infused vodka. That way, I can measure the amount of jalapeno vodka that goes into a spicy pineapple jalapeno mule.

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

There was one resource that I used for this project, and it was called Mod Podge Rocks. It specifically talks about the process of using Mod Podge and tissue paper on glass, which is exactly what I needed, so that is what I used. I am going to highlight a few materials. For the actual crafting piece of this project, which is using the Mod Podge, glass canisters, and tissue paper to create some fun ombre designs on the glass, I needed the dishwasher safe Mod Podge. I chose that because I am going to be putting the infused vodka into these canisters. I wanted to be able to wash and reuse them. After reading up on all of the different formulas of the Mod Podge, the dishwasher safe is the one that I chose for this project.

I also went to my local craft store and got four different glass canisters. I got 2 large and 2 small ones that I’ll be using to put the tissue paper designs on. I do need my rotary blade in my Cricut machine for this project because that is the blade that cuts the tissue paper and my fabric mat. The reason that I need my fabric mat is that it is the least sticky of all of the cutting mats that I have. Since the tissue paper is so delicate and fine, it’s going to need to not be stuck down too much to these cutting mats.

The final material that I needed was tissue paper. I decided that I wanted to do some ombre designs. Starting with the deeper color on the bottom of the glass canister and moving up to the top with a lighter color, I wanted to match the infused vodka flavors that I was creating. I have one that is a deep orange to yellow for the pineapple and some greens for the jalapeno.

 

 

I’m doing a raspberry lime. For that one, I’m going to stick with some bright pinks, going up to a lighter shade of pink. For the blackberry, I’m going to go off of the colors of the fruit and do more of a sunset fader to the bottle. I envisioned that after we use the infused vodka, I’m going to reuse these bottles either for a different flavor or something else. I’m going to do one that’s a little bit different than matching the flavor of the infused vodka.

 

 

In the experience of this project, first of all, decoupage. I remember my mom and my grandmother doing this process using wrapping paper and different things when I was a child. When I looked up decoupage because I’ve never done it and only seen my mom and my grandma do it, the definition is the art of pasting or gluing objects onto something to beautify them. For this project, I am using tissue paper to beautify these glass canisters.

 

Decoupage is the art of pasting or gluing objects onto something to beautify them. Use tissue paper to beautify glass canisters for this Mod Podge Tissue Paper Glass Canister Project. Share on X

The first thing I needed to do was cut the tissue paper. I did go onto my Cricut Design Space and picked four basic shapes. I’m going to be using triangles, diamonds, half circles, and ovals. Cutting out the tissue paper with the Cricut Maker was an easy process. By using that fabric mat and the rotary blade, I got a crisp, clean cut of the shapes, which is exactly what I wanted. You can cut them by hand, but this ensured that all of my shapes were exactly the same size for all the different colors and all of the different designs that I would be creating with the colored tissue paper. The cutting process was easy.

The weeding process, taking those little shapes off of the fabric cutting mat, worked great. If I had used any other cutting mat beside the fabric cutting mat, it would’ve ruined the tissue paper. My fabric cutting mat is not new. I have cut tons of different card stock and have tried to cut fabric on it. It’s not sticky, which was key to having the tissue paper come up without it ripping.

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

I got into using the Mod Podge and the glass canister to create these ombre designs. The resource that I used gave a quick description of how to do this process with tissue paper and glass. In it, it said that it would not create wrinkles in the tissue paper. I’m going to tell you about my experience in doing this crafting project. I’ve done 2 out of the 4 bottles that I am creating with the ombre design, and I have wrinkles on my tissue paper.

I cannot seem to figure out even with the process described in the little blog post that I read how to ensure that the tissue paper does not wrinkle during the application process. That was a little bit frustrating. It took me a little more time than I had wanted. I kept trying to figure out different ways to get that tissue paper onto the glass with the Mod Podge without it wrinkling, but that didn’t happen.

 

 

The two that I have done so far are the orange-to-yellow ombre and the green. 1 is for the pineapple-infused vodka and 1 is for the jalapeno-infused vodka. I love how they look. They look beautiful with the sun shining through them. I made sure that I left in the front of the glass canister a little open window that is not covered with tissue paper because I want to be able to see the vodka and the color of it in the bottle. I love how it looks, the ombre design around the sides and framing it on the front. I wanted that open window to see how that vodka looks in the bottle.

 

 

The final piece about the bottle is that I’m taking some permanent vinyl and writing the label of what is inside the glass canister on the bottle. I’m super excited about that part. I haven’t finished that yet because it is a crazy weekend with a lot going on. I do love how the tissue paper and the Mod Podge work together to create a stained-glass effect on the glass canisters. This substance is awesome. I love it. It is easy to work with. It does a great job adhering to the glass and creating that stained glass look that I was looking for in this project.

 

 

My second crafting keeper is the fabric cutting mat for the tissue paper. I am so glad to find another use for the fabric cutting mat because, in my past crafting projects, I have not had a lot of success cutting fabric on the fabric cutting mat. It works out great that I have found a different material to use on this mat. That is my second crafting keeper.

WCA 29 | Cricut Maker

 

My satisCRAFTion rating for this project is a four. I am super excited about the results of the Mod Podge and the tissue paper. I love how it looks. I’m so excited to get the infused vodka into these bottles. It’s going to look beautiful. For that, it’s getting a four. Since I’m not able at this time with this crafting project to figure out how to get all of the wrinkles out of the tissue paper, and I did spend some extra time trying to figure that out because it wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, I’m going to keep it from a 5 and keep it at a 4.

 

 

The fun factor is a five because the process of putting the Mod Podge onto the glass and adding the tissue paper was satisfying and fun. I hope that this inspires you to try cutting tissue paper with your Cricut Maker or Cricut machine. Get that Cricut off the shelf and get crafty. Until our next adventure, take care.

 

Resource:

Mod Podge Rocks

How to Decorate a Vase with Tissue Paper – Mod Podge Rocks

 

SatisCRAFTion Rating: 4

 

Materials

Glass Canister Mod Podge Project:

Glass Canisters

Tissue Paper

Dishwasher Safe Modge Podge

Mod Podge® Dishwasher-Safe Gloss | Specialty Formulas | Michaels

Paint brush

Isopropyl Alcohol (to clean the glass canisters)

Q-tip (for cleaning up the mod podge off the glass canister)

Pink fabric cutting mat (not brand new – less sticky is best for removing tissue paper)

Weeding tools (mini spatula for removing tissue paper from cutting mat)

Permanent vinyl

Transfer tape

Rotary Blade (if cutting the tissue paper with Cricut) – you can also just tear the tissue paper or cut with scissors)

 

Infused Vodka:

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Fruit or other ingredients of your choice

Jars for storage (I used Ball mason jars)

Strainer

Funnel

Card stock paper (for label and date)

Pens (for label

  • For the jalapeno infused vodka: I only used about 4 or five slices and removed the seeds. Left this one in for about 4 days then strained and put in the glass canister.
  • For the Pineapple, Raspberry/Lime and Blackberry infused vodka I left them in the mason jar for about 7 days.
  • For all flavors I kept them in a cool dark area of my kitchen and shook them once a day.

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