Looking for a fun and easy way to update a small outdoor table? See how we used Mod Podge to add some color and pattern to our outdoor space!
I love quick and easy DIY projects, especially when they involve one of my favorite crafting supplies: mod podge!
When I found this outdoor table at a local thrift store, I knew it would be perfect for my patio.
We love spending time outdoors, and we needed a spot to set down a book, or cup of coffee!
Full DIY card is below!
But here’s what you’ll need to do this easy DIY yourself!
I found this sheet of paper at Papyrus. I LOVE it, but unfortunately I cannot find it anymore.
I linked to some other fun options in the card below.
And here’s an in-process picture to give you an idea of how I wrapped the corners of my wooden table top.
Here’s my “before” image….basically, we found the iron frame at a thrift shop. I spray painted it (if you know me at all, that’s no surprise!), and had my husband cut a piece of wood to fit.
The first thing I did was take my wooden top and coat it with Mod Podge Outdoor. I took my piece of wrapping paper (found at my local Papyrus store-isn’t it lovely?), and lay it across the top, smoothing it out with a credit card to make sure there were no air bubbles.
Flip it over on a flat surface, and fold up the two ends and Mod Podge them down to the wood.
Wrapping the paper around the tabletop was a bit tricky! Basically, I just folded each corner like I would wrap a gift, and Mod Podged it all in place.
Once completely dry, seal it with 3 coats of Mod Podge. I normally only do two coats, but really wanted this to be well sealed! After that was dry, I used a clear sealer by Minwax to waterproof it.
A note about Outdoor Mod Podge: As Amy explains in her FAQ page, Outdoor Mod Podge is very durable and water-resistant, but not completely waterproof. If you want to make your project waterproof, She recommends using a clear, outdoor (or Enamel) acrylic sealer when your project is complete.
A note about Outdoor Mod Podge: As Amy explains in her FAQ page, Outdoor Mod Podge is very durable and water-resistant, but not completely waterproof.
If you want to make your project waterproof, She recommends using a clear, outdoor (or Enamel) acrylic sealer when your project is complete.
UPDATE: This table lasted a few years being completely outdoors. After that, though, the paper started to pull apart from the table.
Again, outdoor Mod Podge isn’t 100% waterproof, so take that into account before undertaking a big project.
This project was quick and cheap, so I didn’t mind!
Thanks so much for reading all about How to Mod Podge an Outdoor Table.
Have a lovely day!