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Happy National Mod Podge Month!

Happy National Mod Podge Month!

We are so excited to kick off National Mod Podge Month! Each May Plaid celebrates the fun and creativity of all that Mod Podge has to offer. We are crazy for Mod Podge and each year we go all out with a huge celebration for this amazing crafting product that has been a staple in so many craft rooms across the world.

In 1967, Atlanta interior designer Jan Wetstone introduced a fast and easy alternative to the time-consuming and labor-intensive process of decoupage. Her invention, Mod Podge, revolutionized decoupage, and we have never looked back! For over 50 years Mod Podge has been America's favorite glue, sealer, and finish.

This retro brand is a household name in the crafting industry and we are so proud to announce that this year Mod Podge was inducted into The Association For Creative Industries (ACFI) first class of the Product Hall of Fame. Check out our acceptance speech from our President, Mike McCooey. 

In this blog, we want to discuss the Mod Podge formulas, learn more about what's new to Mod Podge, and share helpful tips and tricks for crafting with Mod Podge. 


First, before we jump into the fun stuff, we have to mention our Mod Podge Month Contest! If you love crafting with Mod Podge then share your creations with us.
The #ModPodgeDay2021 challenge is going on now and runs through May 13th. Any and all creations using Mod Podge are welcome, from decoupaged collages, to photo transfer projects, to cosplay, and beyond! If you Mod Podged it, you can enter!

Share your favorite Mod Podge project with us here on Instagram for a chance to win one of five $50 Mod Podge prize packs! To enter, you must tag and follow @PlaidCrafts and use #ModPodgeDay2021 so we can find your entry. Let us know in the caption which Mod Podge tool or formula you used on the project.

Challenge ends at 11:59pm ET on May 13th. The winners will be announced on Mod Podge Day, Friday, May 14th, via a post here on Instagram. Challenge open to residents of the US only. Profiles must be set to public for entries to be visible.

May 14th is officially Mod Podge Day! Of course, we celebrate Mod Podge all month long, but May 14th is our dedicated day for Mod grab your favorite Mod Podge shirt (learn more below) and celebrate with us!

Join us for an afternoon of livestreams celebrating Mod Podge! Each hour we will have a different crafty tutorial featuring a different Mod Podge formula hosted by a different DIY pro!

2 pm - DIY Home Decor with Brooke of Re-Fabbed
3 pm - Mod Podge Resin with Plaid Crafts
4 pm - Decorated Birdhouses with Amy of Mod Podge Rocks
5 pm - 5 Dishwasher safe mugs with Cathie & Steve of Handmade Happy Hour

Times are listed in EDT

All livestreams will be broadcast on Facebook, and are completely free to join. Follow us at for all the latest on the Mod Podge Month festivities! 


Let's Get Social!! If you are looking for more project inspiration with Mod Podge, make sure you join the Getting Crafty with Mod Podge group on Facebook. This is an amazing community that loves sharing their project ideas, sharing tips, and so much more. This group is perfect for all decoupage skill levels!


Each week on Facebook, we have our Make it with Mod Podge episode feature Cathie & Steve, our Mod Podge gurus. Bringing a fresh approach to arts and crafts, home décor, and so much more, Cathie Filian & Steve Piacenza are Plaid's Mod Podge experts. They both grew up in the Midwest and have been getting crafty since they can remember. Their approach is easy: try something new every day and get creative with what you have. 

Follow Plaid on Facebook so you can tune-in every Thursday at 6:30 PM ET to join Cathie & Steve for a new way to use Mod Podge.


Spread your love of Mod Podge with the world by wearing it! Check out our Amazon store to shop some awesome Mod Podge apparel. Some shirts even have some retro 60's design to add a groovy vibe to your day. Visit the store now: 


Now without further ado, let's learn some more details about some of the most popular formulas of Mod Podge. 

Original Formulas

The original formulas of Mod Podge come in a matte and gloss in a variety of convenient sizes. These two formulas have made Mod Podge America's favorite decoupage medium and we are so excited to celebrate all the great things that Mod Podge can do. 

Napkin crafts are one of the most popular ways to use Mod Podge. Take your notebooks to the next level by giving your journal covers some flair with napkins and Mod Podge! 

This decoupage napkin jewelry box will look lovely on your nightstand or as a gift to a close friend.

Dishwasher Safe

Personalize with your tumblers and mugs with your favorite family photos and fun beach colors, then seal with Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe for long lasting use and protection.


Create a simple, yet colorful DIY bird feeder with clay pots, plates, and Mod Podge Outdoor! This formula is great for sealing and protecting your outdoor DIYs from the elements.

Photo Transfer

This formula is one of the most popular in the Mod Podge line! Photo Transfer is a great way to personalize all your projects. We have an entire section of our website devoted to Mod Podge Photo Transfer with tips, tricks, how-to, info sheets, and so much more. If you love to add your photos to all your crafts, you need to check out this easy-to-use formula and all that Mod Podge has to offer. 


Mod Podge Ultra is a super-strong, spray formula that works as an all-in-one glue and sealer with a high adhesion level. Mod Podge Ultra is a part of the Mod Podge family of brands but is different compared to any other Mod Podge formula. Though this is a thinner formula, it has the same strong durability as Mod Podge. 

Dimensional Magic

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic allows you to easily add dimension to your artwork. This epoxy-like formula creates a faux mosaic texture that when dry this glue is clear allowing the surface color to show through. In this project we filled bottle caps with Dimensional Magic to create a fun tic-tac-toe board.


 Make a fun fashion statement with these cute decoupaged pineapple napkin sneakers using Mod Podge Fabric!

We are only scratching the surface when it comes to all the Mod Podge formulas. Did you know that there are 27 Mod Podge formulas? To learn more about ALL the formulas, check out our Mod Podge section of our website.


Mod Podge has everything you need to craft easily, even tools! Check out all the handy tools that Mod Podge has to offer to add to your craft supplies. 

What's NEW with Mod Podge?

Mod Podge Resin 

The Mod Podge Resin is a fun way to create beautiful resin projects. Add glitter, alcohol inks, and other embellishments to create unique, custom epoxy resin pieces. Simply mix an equal 1:1 ratio of each formula to make your projects come to life. Use this multi-faceted resin to seal, protect, or preserve your artwork or create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, home decor, and so much more. There are infinite possibilities when working with this Mod Podge Resin! Mod Podge Resin dries to a beautiful glossy finish - perfect for embedding flowers or photos. For more resin fun, pair this resin with the Mod Podge Resin Silicone Molds for more creative options for your resin supplies.

Be sure to always follow all safety guidelines listed on the packaging and wear the proper PPE. For more safety guidelines, check out
We have an entire library of over 25 videos of Mod Podge Resin tips, tricks, how-tos, inspiration, and so much more. Check out the entire playlist HERE.

Preserve the beauty of nature with these uniquely crafted, pressed flower pieces of jewelry. Use Mod Podge Resin to add a touch of flair to your wardrobe or give as a gift to the jewelry lover in your life.

Explore outer space with these galaxy-inspired Mod Podge Resin coasters. Use the Mod Podge Resin mold, glitter, and more to make your coasters look like a collection of stars in the Milky Way.

Download our handy FREE Mod Podge Resin Info Sheet to keep on hand as you are crafting. It features some create tips, info on process, inspiration and more.

Kids Wash Out, Blacklight, and Glow-in-the-Dark

These are some really new and fun formulas that are sure to make your kids and you happy! Check out all the info on these new glow formulas in this video from our New Product Showcase.

Say hello to the 90s with these Memphis Blacklight Planters! With a layer of the Mod Podge Blacklight formula the bright neon colors will give off a brilliant glow to make your indoor plants pop.

Add a glowing touch to your next space-themed creation with Mod Podge Glow-in-the-Dark. This simple moon canvas project is great for kids and will light up their space with color and joy.

Create a colorful tote bag for a fun afternoon of crafting with your kids when you use Mod Podge Wash Out for Kids! This formula easily washes out of your kid's clothes if they accidentally  get it on them.

Heat Transfer Tool 

We've already talked about how much we love photo transfer and now Mod Podge has given you a new and quick way to transfer photos with the Mod Podge Heat Transfer Tool! Check out some of the great crafts we have done with this amazing tool and get a demonstration in this video from our New Product Showcase. 
Commemorate your special day with a custom wedding photo project using the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool. Use a simple wood round to feature your favorite wedding photo of you and your love. This is the perfect anniversary gift idea for your partner!

Create one-of-a-kind photo keychains that will wow your family and friends with the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool. The possibilities are endless with this unique tool! Add designs, patterns, monograms, and more to make a beautifully handcrafted piece you can carry with you. 

Now that you know all about Mod Podge and its many formulas and benefits, the question is what will you create? Which formula is your favorite? 

Don't forget to share your Mod Podge projects with us using #ModPodgeDay2021 to be entered to win one of five $50 Mod Podge prize packs. 

Happy Mod Podge Month! And Happy Crafting!
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