Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mod Podge Mania !!!

Welcome friends! Are you so excited? Me too! I can't wait to see what you've all come up with!

But to start I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my sweet Cowgirl. I can't believe she's 9! I have a post all about her to share, but I want to have pictures from the family Birthday party on Friday!

For my project, I must admit I STILL didn't finish the big project I've been hoping to show you. I keep running into problems. So I'm shooting for October's MPM to post that one!

But I was able to do another project that I have actually been thinking about for a while.

Since discovering all the fabulous talent in blog land, I have learned about, and fallen in love with the idea of accessorizing with books. I have a few spots around the house where I use some fun, old books in my decor.

Then I thought how cool it would be to Mod Podge the books! Well, I had this idea, and then I saw it in a catalog too! I don't think they Mod Podged, but it was the same idea. Anyway, here's what I came up with for a book set on my piano!

Got some cool books from Deseret Industries for $1 each.

I wanted to use old sheet music, but couldn't find any, so I just printed some up on the computer!

I traced the book onto the music, for the back I traced it to the exact size.

For the piece that would be on the front, I traced it but left one side long enough that it would wrap around the back of the book.

I mod podged the front piece on first, wraping around to the back, then mod podged the back piece over the the flap that was wrapped around from the front piece. Does that make sense? I don't know the best way to explain it. But it ended up placing the seam right on the back edge where the back of the book, and the spine meet. So it's not very noticeable.

I now have a fun little set for accesorizing my piano!
What did you Mod Podge this month?
Let's start linking up...and please remember:

Leave a comment!

Please link back to this post so that people will know where the party is!

Please take the time to visit as many other Mod Podge Maniacs as you can!

Following the above rules makes it more fun for everyone...I can't wait to see your talent !


Tanielle said...

Those turned out super cute, as I knew they would!! Feel free to whip some out for me!:-)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

SO cute Xazmin! I love the musical paper!

I spent today working on my project. I can't wait to post about it. I just love Mod Podge Mania. So fun!!!


Heidi Boos said...

So creative! That's a really neat way to add a little pizazz to the piano. Seriously...the uses and creativity for Mod Podge is endless!!

Amy said...

Great idea. I got mine up and ready.

Desert Rose said...

That was a pretty neat project. I didn't do anything...I don't have my creative side up and running...don't know if it ever started to begin with! Besides the desire to draw and scrapbooking. That's the extent of my creativity! Good job!

kimert said...

Cute project! Happy Birthday to your cowgirl. :)

Unknown said...

Great job and they look perfect on your piano!

Sare said...

HEY!! I did it this month!!!

Sheila said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your books!

Emmy said...

That is cute! What a great idea

Small House said...

HOW CUTE!!! I found some old sheet music at the DI during the summer that I think would look great!!! Thanks for the idea.

I linked up!!! I've been waiting for Mod Podge Mania all month!!! I always look forward to it. Rather I have anything to add or not. Thanks for hosting it.

Macey said...

See?! Another thing I would NEVER have thought of!! Those are great! My husband is gonna freak when I start mod podging all of his books! Hahaha!

Jenny said...

Great idea!

Happy Birthday to Cowgirl!

Anonymous said...

Xazmin, until I started reading your blog I had no idea what Mod Podge was. Now everytime I'm in Wal-Mart and see it I think of you. Seriously.

shortmama said...

Such a great idea!! Im gonna try to hop on the MP wagon for next month!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Neat project!!! :) Love the sheet music idea. :)

Happy Birthday to Cowgirl! Hope the par-tay is excellent. :)

The How-To Gal said...

I linked up, too! Thanks for providing such a fun party!

jacque4u2c said...

This is just about the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

kado! said...

cute! you should buy some stockin that mod Podge stuff...I think you keep them in business!

Unknown said...

You did a great job! Very cute. Love the recycling part.

Shawn said...

As usual these are super cute!

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE the books covered! They are so cute and I bet they look great in your piano area!!

Hope you had a great day!!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

So cute! I love using books in decor too.

Lisa Anne said...

I'm just learning about this Mod Podge stuff, infact I was told to come and visit you so here I am. Can't wait to see all the great stuff on your blog.

I'm also hosting a craft swap if you are interested. Stop by my blog to check it out.