Saturday, December 5, 2009

AAAND...We're Back!

Hello my DAHLINGS! I am here! Welcome to Mod Podge Mania! I have a project (actually 2 since I didn't have one last month!) to share! I know that the way I used the punctuation in that last sentence was completely improper. I don't even care. I am so sorry we're late but I hope you all have some Mod Podge goodies to share!

I'm also linking up to Heidi's Craft Challenge, so make sure to check that out as well!

Warning...if you know me in real life, you may want to skip this one - I may be showing your gift in this post, and you wouldn't want to ruin the surprise!

I want more Christmas decor, but I don't want to spend the money. So I decided to put something together with stuff I already had. I started with this beautiful calendar of artwork of the Savior by Simon Dewy. His stuff is gorgeous.

I took the picture from the month of December. Isn't it a beautiful rendering of the baby Jesus?

I trimmed the border from the picture, then took a piece of MDF board that I had spray painted brown. Centered the picture and applied with Mod Podge. A couple more layers of Mod Podge for good measure, and now I just need to get an easel for it! It's going on my fireplace.

Next up, ANOTHER variation on the letter blocks. This one simpler and smaller.
Got my Christmas paper...picked a couple that I liked.
I cut them down to fit my 2x4 scraps, which I had painted green. I found these 4 packs of small letters for 77 cents each at Roberts. Spray painted them red. Added some glitter because you know my motto. C'mon girls, say it with me..."Everything's Better With Glitter!"


I mod podged the paper onto the 2x4's, glued the letters onto the front, embellished with some tulle and mini pine cones, and VOILA!!!

Sorry for all the crappy pictures...I'm always taking my pictures at night, so not very great results!

I hope you have something to share! Remember to link back to me in your post and try to visit as many other Mod Podge Maniacs as you can!


19 comments:

jennykate77 said...

I'm working on my mod podge project now!!! Hoping to post soon! LOVE love love your projects. I always love the blocks you make...so cute!! The picture of Baby Jesus is beautiful! Clever idea!

Hope you're having a super SAturday. I'll be back in a bit! Love ya!

Emmy said...

Love those blocks!! So super cute. I might just have to make those too.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Xazmin, That picture of baby Jesus is gorgeous and what a great way to decorate on a budget...it will look fabulous on your mantle.

I''m in LOVE with those NOEL blocks. The red tulle with the pinecones is the perfect touch! Super cute! Glad we could both double up for Mod Podge Mania and the Craft Challenge!! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

very nice... I would love for you to share these next week at my Round Robin if you would like...

MiMi said...

Those Noel blocks are cute!!!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Yay! Glad we're back! LOVE your Noel blocks, those rock!

Jenny said...

Those blocks are adorable and that is a beautiful baby Jesus picture!

jenjen said...

What fun projects! I have one that I am going to be posting - hopefully tomorrow!

XOX
Jen

Katie said...

I love your NOEL blocks!!! I hope to have something to hook up too. Will your linky be open a few more days?

Tanielle said...

SUper cute as usual!!! Sorry I didn't get my masterpiece done!:-) Love the baby Jesus picture, and love Simon Dewey's work...gorgeous! Feel free to make me anything!

Miller Racing Family said...

What great projects. I really like the Noel project, simple but also makes a big statement. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

blueviolet said...

Both projects are just so beautiful!!! I just love them!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful calendar! I love your Noel blocks, too! Decorations this size are great because you can tuck them in anywhere and sometimes those little spots get neglected. This is perfect though!

shortmama said...

Love them! I was hoping to have done my first Mod Podge project for this one but I havent got to it yet! If I can get it done this week then I will do a late link up!

kado! said...

cute! love the NOEL block!

J.J. said...

I love that baby Jesus!!!! I just about cried looking at it.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those letter blocks are really cute! Great idea!

Vivienne said...

Beautiful!

The Traveling Wife & Mommy said...

awesome and simple doll :)