Seriously…how do you make mod pod tips exciting, thrilling and full of adventure?  Ummm…not sure.  BUT, with at little help from imovies trailer mod podging and Indiana Jones may go hand in hand.

This is the first HowDoesShe real video.  Sit back, enjoy, and become pumped up to mod podge in all it’s glory.  (ha!)

5 Thrilling tips to Mod Podging

No, really we were just trying to answer some basic mod podging questions.  We get a lot of emails on how to do it correctly, so here is the full edition.  I was seriously having a bad hair day so I pulled it back in a bun, but it didn’t all get in the bun.  The fluff of fuzz on my left shoulder is my hair sticking out.  Too bad there is not photoshop in video’s.  Maybe there is, but I haven’t found it.  So enjoy the fuzz and enjoy the tips!

Do you prefer the old-fashioned tutorial way?  Check out our 10 steps to perfect mod podging post.

Now that you are wanting to mod podge something…anything…here are some ideas!


72 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. January 17th, 2011 at 6:04 am
    Naomi says:
    I love that you made a video! I would love more videos! Thank you and enjoy your day!
  2. January 17th, 2011 at 6:28 am
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    Mod Podge is awesome. Even the name, Mod Podge, is fun!
  3. January 17th, 2011 at 7:20 am
    Kelly Gruessing says:
    I noticed you didnt mod podge on top of all papers to seal them? It doesnt need to? I am anxious to know about that. Thanks.
    • January 17th, 2011 at 9:10 am
      Alison says:
      Hi Kelly
      Nope. I dont' mod podge over the top. I don't like the tacky feel. It is great to seal your products, but I personally would use something else (there is a big selection of sealers at the craft store) that will make them less tacky.
      Hope that helps:)
      • September 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
        Kim Adams says:
        What brand would work better???? I hate the tackyness also!!
  4. January 17th, 2011 at 7:55 am
    christa says:
    wow - that was great! you made it look super easy! I'll definitely have to try this out. thanks!!
  5. January 17th, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Katie says:
    So helpful! I've read your posts, and seeing you do it answered several questions I had. Keep the videos coming :-)
  6. January 17th, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Shelley says:
    Alison!!!! I LOVE THIS! :) This totally made my day. I love the 'exciting version' for thrill and the 'boring' version because it shows how cute, little ole you are! :) I think you should officially become the video FACE behind HowDoesShe. You rock. :)
  7. January 17th, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Alysha says:
    This is an awesome tutorial Alison! I especially love the "Indiana Jones" version. It totally cracked me up! You're pretty darn good at this! :)
  8. January 17th, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Sharon Osborn says:
    Love videos,mostly because I can sit back with my cup of coffee and enjoy learning :) Please make more!
  9. January 17th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    Jen says:
    So fun! and I got a couple of pointers that I didn't realize before...thanks!
  10. January 17th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    Sam says:
    I *love* the video!!! Non-videos are good, too, but now I feel like I know you!! ;-)
  11. January 17th, 2011 at 11:44 am
    Caley says:
    Yes Yes Yes! Loved this! Please keep doing videos! I'm always afraid of making a huge mess, but that looked simple. I might give it a whirl! ;)
  12. January 17th, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Rachel says:
    Thanks for the video!! I love love love your 'trailer' video! So cute and dramatic!! Keep the videos coming!!
  13. January 17th, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Ashley says:
    Love, love, love your sweet little self Alison! And haha......that Indiana Jones cracked me up! Atta girl, throw some excitement into Mod Podge! And WHAT?!! Did you say fuzzy hair on the side? Couldn't see one little thing out of place! Great video.....it sure helps to see things in action!

    Ashley
  14. January 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    CSS says:
    Great video,

    i´m just starting with mod podge and found it very usefull.
  15. January 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    katie says:
    great project and wonderful tutorial love videos.
  16. January 17th, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Alison says:
    LOVE the video demonstration! PLEASE do more of them! Y'all have the best crafting website out there and I spend hours wasting time during my son's nap looking! ;-)
    Thanks so much!
  17. January 17th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    Jean S. says:
    Love the video ;o) Thank you for the tips!
  18. January 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    Diana says:
    So fun!! Love the video presentation!!!!
  19. January 18th, 2011 at 11:10 am
    ocean freight says:
    love this vid :D it looks so easy to do XD can't wait to try this out by myself :D
  20. January 18th, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Helen says:
    A helpful video - thank you. The background music was distracting. Next video, try an instrumental only.
    • January 18th, 2011 at 4:52 pm
      Alison says:
      Darn...I really liked that song:) I will find another to love. Thanks for the tip!
  21. January 18th, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Lori Miller says:
    very helpful! thanks and keep them coming
  22. January 18th, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Angie Smith says:
    Great job on the video! Its nice to put a face and voice behind the crafting goodness of HowDoesShe! :)
  23. January 18th, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Diane says:
    Thanks so much for the videos! I truly thought the first video was GREAT FUN...but I learned a bit more when you talked. Anyway, thanks so much.
  24. January 18th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Hannah says:
    YES!!! More videos! Please! You are so sweet, Alison! Do it again!
  25. January 18th, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Camree Bingham says:
    Thank you thank you thank you!!! Finally I know how to do it correctly! Such a big help and loved the video...awesome!
  26. January 18th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Denise G says:
    Love your site. Thanks for the great mod podge videos.
  27. January 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Bracken says:
    Totally digging the video. Would love to see more. I've always gone a little overboard with the mod podge and now I now how to create the same with less. Bring on the video tutorials!
  28. January 18th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Lauren says:
    Hi! Thanks so much for the video! It's just in time! I've never used Mod Podge before, but I'm planning to for an upcoming craft. Now I know exactly what I need to do! :)
    • January 18th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
      Alison says:
      You'll get addicted! It's a fun way to change the look of things!
  29. January 18th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Andie says:
    Love the video!!!! They were great! I love the written directions and also video's in case I don't understand a step!
    Thanks!!!! Love all your projects!!!!!
  30. January 18th, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    Jennifer says:
    I love the video because I'm such a visual learner. Can you Mod Podge this other than wood?
    • January 18th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
      Alison says:
      I think you can mod podge just about anything! Shoes, paper, fabric...it's good stuff!
  31. January 18th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Missy says:
    Well done and so cute! You are a pro!!! Love it!
  32. January 18th, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Michelle says:
    What a great idea to add a video tutorial. I like the second...it's on a more personal level but the first one is fun.
  33. January 18th, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    Linda Smith says:
    I really enjoyed the video. It is especially useful if it is a craft I haven't tried before.Keep up the good work.
    PS: I was so into what you were doing, I didn't notice the music in the background. Of course, I had my own music ( Jimmy Swaggart) going so I couldn't hear yours anyway.LOL !!
  34. January 18th, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    Iris {Sweet Metel Moments} says:
    This is great Alison! I am working on my first mod podge project right now so this is extremely helpful. Thanks so much!
  35. January 18th, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    Kathleen says:
    enjoyed the video and would love to see more.
  36. January 18th, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    Kristen says:
    Love the video! Thanks for the tip! (And for the record, I liked the song!)
  37. January 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Sharon says:
    I loved the video! I have never Mod Podged before, but you made it look so easy, I am going to try it!

    Thanks!

    Sharon
  38. January 19th, 2011 at 1:33 am
    Sherry says:
    I loved the video, you did a great job and I'd like to see more!
  39. January 19th, 2011 at 6:55 am
    laura kent says:
    great video! thanks Laura
  40. January 19th, 2011 at 7:52 am
    Lachelle says:
    More videos please.. I am a hands on person so seeing how it is done helps more than just reading it. Thanks for taking the time to make the video. I enjoyed it.
  41. January 19th, 2011 at 8:51 am
    My Creative Escapes says:
    That totally rocked!
  42. January 19th, 2011 at 8:52 am
    My Creative Escapes says:
    That totally rocked!
  43. January 19th, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Shea says:
    Video was wonderful however I found the music to be too much on top of the talking even though it is a nice song.
  44. January 19th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    Jessica H says:
    Very nice! I love the video. It makes following along so easy and it seems faster than reading through instructions. I think I remember better, too. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope to see more of these in the future! :)
  45. January 19th, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Lyndee says:
    Videos make it so much easier for me to understand. Thank you!
  46. January 20th, 2011 at 2:14 am
    Jennifer says:
    I agree the video helps and makes it so much easier to understand. Keep them coming and thank you again for sharing your talent with all of us.
  47. January 20th, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Vicki B. says:
    Great video tutorial - I now realize I use to much Mod Podge on my projects! (I end up having a huge mess with Mod podge everywhere - LOL) I will use a little less on future projects. Thanks again!
  48. January 20th, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Nolaleblanc says:
    I have now learned the proper way to use mod podge. I love the stuff but have had mixed results with my projects. Thanks for the tips as I will certainly be using them. I also enjoyed the video format.
  49. January 21st, 2011 at 3:01 am
    Ali says:
    Looking lovely as ever! I vote for more videos!
  50. January 24th, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Sandy says:
    Very helpful tips. I didn't know about the squeeze out the glue step. Was that a special mod podge squigy thing-a-ma-gidgey? Where can I get one? I vote for more videos:)
    • January 24th, 2011 at 2:23 pm
      Alison says:
      HI Sandy
      YOu can use a pan scraper or a credit card. The squigy thing-a-magidgey can be found here:
      http://www.makiacreations.com/squeegees
      Thanks for the vote too:)
  51. February 20th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    cynthia says:
    Very nice, thanks!
  52. February 23rd, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Janet Logue says:
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the video tutorial, please make more of them in the future! :)
  53. June 2nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    Margie says:
    I loved the video!!! I wish I watched before I did my 5 blocks.LOL
    Thank you
  54. July 9th, 2011 at 10:21 am
    Shauna says:
    I'm an old fashion painter...I use stencils and paint instead of vinyl. I'm thinking vinyl would be a lot quicker, but i'm wondering how do I make sure the vinyl stays on the wood if I don't modge podge? I've seen products where the vinyl is lifting off the wood and it just looks tacky. Is there something I can apply over the vinyl to insure it doesn't peel off the wood? Thanks so much!!!
    • July 15th, 2011 at 4:35 pm
      Alison says:
      Hummmm...I don't know. I have not had a problem. I have heard of some people who get a sealant spray at the craft store. I don't think I would do mod podge..it's too tacky as in sticky, not 'uncool':).
  55. October 14th, 2011 at 12:15 am
    Kim says:
    Thanks for the video! I was looking all night for one...I'm a first timer.
  56. October 17th, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    Sue says:
    I'm a very visual person, videos work great for me ~ great job for the first one!
  57. October 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    Shelly says:
    Great video. I'm excited to do my first mod podge craft. One question, please: What if I wan to mod podge a photo? Do I use the same technique or does anything change?
    Thank you so much!
    • October 19th, 2011 at 12:57 am
      Alison says:
      It's the same:) Try it on a test photo first though to make sure you've got it! Fun times!!
  58. February 13th, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Alex says:
    Loved the video. Very clear and makes me belive i can do it too. Well done. Keep it up:)
  59. June 23rd, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    Ifigenia says:
    This is so cute! Very simple but quite relaxing and happy!...I ll do it!
  60. July 24th, 2012 at 6:16 am
    Natalie Hug says:
    How did you do that movie! I use the basic iMovie on my apple mac but that was great where did you get that from?
  61. December 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Mary Jane says:
    Hello! Where do you get the vinyl sayings/wordings? I would love to try this project!! The video tutorial is helpful.

    Thank you,
    MJ
  62. January 9th, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Emily L. says:
    I love the video. I am new to your site but loving what I am seeing and finding so far. Thanks for the great tips. I agree the modge podge over the top isn't great. I've had some made for me and when I store them you have to be careful to not put anything by the paper because it sticks and rips off.
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