Monday, June 29, 2009

Mod Podge Mania! YAY!

Welcome! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer...mine already seems jam packed with activities and commitments! Does it never end? Please forgive me for my negligence in getting around to visit everyone...I'm trying! But I never seem to be caught up!

I hope you've all managed to squeeze some time in to get a Mod Podge project done for Mod Podge Mania! I just LOVE seeing all your creative ideas!

This month I wanted to share with you the gift I made for my little brother and his wife for the grocery bridal shower (fun, huh?) her family threw. I promised way back when I first started that I would share, and I finished the gift, and gave it away without taking pictures! My brother finally got around to snapping some for me and emailing them to me!

My mother and I have gone through our recipe collections, picked out our favorites and she has typed them up and printed them onto 4x6 index cards. Then I make these fun little recipe tins...this is our favorite shower gift to give to those we LOVE!

Start out with these plain white tins...you can order them at Oriental Trading Co., or get them in pretty much any craft store.

Then pick out some scrapbook paper you like. You can get these fun coordinating packs for between $10 and $15. This is the paper pack I used for the FOREVER blocks I made for them here. I picked different papers for the recipe box, but I wanted the colors to still coordinate.

The packs have all sorts of fun tags, letters, shapes...and I loved these cool border/strip thingies!


The letter tags were too big for my recipe box, so instead I took some of these word tags, and cut them up to get the letters I needed for my box!

Then I cut the papers down to fit the box, and mod podged away! I layered some different papers, then embellished with all the other fun stuff! I also covered the lid, and tied some coordinating ribbons on the handle. She loved it!



My brother didn't get sufficient pictures, but if you lift the lid, there are cute coordinating little tabs that divide the recipes into different categories (appetizers, Entrees, desserts, etc.)

I keep meaning to make myself one of these...but never get around to it!

Now lets see your creativity! Remember you can link up an old post, or a new one. Just please make sure to link back to my blog so that everyone will know where to come for more great ideas! You may link up as many projects as you'd like. Please take the time to visit as many other Mod Podge Maniacs as you can and leave them some comment love!

Today my baby boy turns 11! INSANE! I'm off to get birthday preparations taken care of...I'll be back later to share all the festivites with you all!

25 comments:

Yaya said...

Whoa! That's so cute!

Kelli said...

I LOVE that. It's so adorable and I love the tag that says recipes, because I love tags. Great job! I have to post mine too.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holy cow, that's cute!!! :) I so wish we lived next door to each other (except I wouldn't make you live in the trashy people's house!) so we could do fun crafty stuff together. ;) I don't have any MP projects to share b/c the one I tried awhile back did NOT pan out, but I can't wait to see who links up. :)

Tanielle said...

Super cute, my b-day is in October...I need one!:-)

Cheryl said...

Just darling!

Jennifer said...

Cute as can be...and very original.

Amy said...

I love the look of your new blog. I did not have a chance to make anything this month. I love what you did.

marty39 said...

What a great look. I love the design you picked out. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Juliet Grossman said...

Hi Xazmin! I found you via Tatertots & Jello (and found HER via SITS) and I did a mod podge craft for Father's Day. I was so excited to take pics of it because I remembered mod podge mania over here. I linked my page up with Mr Linky.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Xazmin, that is so cute!!!

Jessica said...

Very cute! I love to alter things!! :) I'm over from Living in France!

MiMi said...

I want that, I want that, I want that...and the Forever sign is ADORABLE too! Somehow I missed that when I was first stalking you! : )
Ooh, I gotta hang out now cause I can hear ND's Coming to America...love this song. :)
Off to post my small pathetic Mod Podge project...
: )
macey

shortmama said...

That is ridiculously thoughtful and cute!

Vivienne said...

OMGosh! This is the cutest gift ever! EVER! I am going to swipe this and let people think I came up with it.
(You're in Utah... how're you going to stop me?) ha ha ha

Jenny in Utah said...

Sooo glad you stopped by, you have some good stuff going on here. I actually have some modge podge, cute paper AND a little craft tin downstairs ... the creative juices are definitely flowing! What a fun gift idea ... totally love it!

Marrdy said...

Oh my gosh, I love this!!! Hobby Lobby, here I come!

Amy Anderson said...

I'm here, I finally made it! :D Xazmin, love your little box. It's so cute. I too LOVE the paper stacks. Have fun with your little boy!

Amy Anderson said...

I'm here, I finally made it! :D Xazmin, love your little box. It's so cute. I too LOVE the paper stacks. Have fun with your little boy!

jenjen said...

Hi Xazmin!
I finally got mine posted. I love your little box - what a cute thing to do!

XOXO
Jen

Elise said...

So cute!! I've linked myself up, too!! Gotta love some Mod Podge!!
Elise

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

What a fantastic and special gift! I'm sure they loved receiving that as much as you loved giving it!

Thanks for sharing your cute idea with us!

-Christie

Kado! said...

OMGoodness...I'm in love with that craft idea...not sure if I could ever do it...but I ♥ it!

Anissa said...

What a wonderful idea. That came out great! Thanks for sharing!

jennykate77 said...

I actually bought a box a lot like that at a craft show a few years ago. It was for Christmas cards...to organize addresses and stuff. I LOVE that box! I've always thought about making some and never knew where to get the actual box. So cool that you would post this! You did a fantastic job!!

Sare said...

ca-UTE!!!