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Memorabilia Shelf | Clay Crafts

Memorabilia Shelf

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

Baseball-loving kids will be all over this grand slam of a decoupaging idea. The theme here is a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, but any motif will shine: your kids could pay homage to a trek into the Grand Canyon, or their Smoky Mountains summer camp, or that Route 66 road trip. We chose a shelf, but you can easily apply the technique to other furniture, such as a desk or nightstand.

Materials

  • Wall-mount bookshelf
  • Flat memorabilia such as postcards, brochures, shopping bag logos, scorecards, photos, ticket stubs, and maps
  • Mod-Podge
  • Medium paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Cut out images and figure out where on the shelf you want them to go. Working one section at a time, brush the shelf with a coat of Mod-Podge and attach and smooth each image onto the shelf. Move on to other sections, repeating the process until you're finished. Let the shelf dry.
  2. Brush over all the images with Mod-Podge, pressing and flattening them as you go. Don't worry if you get minor wrinkling: It adds to the charm!
  3. Let the shelf dry. Apply another coat of Mod-Podge for extra sealing, if you like.