Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mod Podge Mania!

Welcome friends! It's time to party...mod podge style! Let's review the rules for playing:

Mod Podge Mania is a way for us to share and receive some fabulous ideas for using Mod Podge. Therefore, it makes sense that not only should we link up, but then we should follow up. By that, I mean - get out there and visit! You never know what amazing project might be just a link away!

Make sure to include a link back to our party in your post. You may link up any project, old or new, but please, if you use an old post, update the post to include a link back to our party, and maybe do a current post explaining about Mod Podge Mania so your regular visitors will know where to find the party.

Let's go! I haven't been blogging very regularly, but I hope we still get a decent response!

I've decided to share a project that I did blog about previously, but it was way back at the beginning of my blogging career (you like how I've labeled it a career?), so I'd like to share it again.

This Mod Podge recipe tin is a fun gift my mom and I love to give at bridal showers.

You start off with a plain white tin purse (at least that's what they're called in the Oriental Trading Co. catalog). I ordered mine from OTC, but you can pick them up at any craft store as well.
Then round up some decorating and embellishing supplies. My standards I like to use are coordinating scrapbook papers and tags/letters, as well as some coordinating ribbon for the handle. You could also use some 3D embellishments like buttons and flowers as well.

Cut your paper to fit around the box, and also a piece for the top if you'd like. I've done these with the top plain, and decorated. It turns out cute either way. I like to tear and layer a couple different papers. Adhere paper to your box with Mod Podge. Also stick on any lettering or other flat embellishments you want to use. top with 2 or more coats of Mod Podge to seal it all up nicely. Then add any 3D embellishments, like flowers, if you would like.

I like to tie several ribbons along the handle to give it a fun look. Make sure to seal your ribbon ends with fray stop or a lighter so they won't fray.

My mom and I have a collection of favorite tried and true recipes that we've accumulated over the years, and we print them up and give them to our loved ones in this cute litte recipe tin. It's always a hit!

What do you have to share today? Please start linking and visiting away!



Have missed you...and love...I mean LOVE that little recipe box. How cute is that! I can't wait to see some of the projects. I am going to try and do one.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your recipe box with tried and true recipes is a perfect gift and such a good idea!

Chels said...

That's a really great recipe holder idea, especially for a newlywed gift!
Thanks for the Mod Podge party!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

CUTE project!! :) I have one I can link up. I'll be back later on. :)

Macey said...

I made something that would work for this post perfectly. Guess what? I didn't take a picture! And I gave it as a gift!!! Gah!!!!!

Rhonda said...

I love it! What a great recipe box!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That is so stinkin' cute! My daughter would LOVE this project!

Desert Rose said...

That's the cutest darn recipe tin I've ever seen!

Amber said...

Xazmin, I love the recipe box I have a freind getting married soon so this might just be the perfect gift!

Unknown said...

so darn cute! i am going to have to make some of those for gifts!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I love the little box you made!

My two mod podge projects are still sitting on my desk. I really wanted to link up but am running way behind. Maybe I will have to save them for next month.


jennykate77 said...

I seriously have a box almost JUST like that sitting on my shelf here at work. I originally bought it to organize my Christmas cards in, but I loved it so much that I've found different uses for it over that past couple of years. Your's is sooooo adorable! I would love to make myself one...I just may have to do it. :)

Hope you're having a good Monday!! Love ya!♥

Shawn said...

Well how stinkin' cute are you?!!? BTW< I think Amber left a pretty big hint that she wants you to make one for her to give as her gift...wink*wink!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Loved this project THEN and I love it NOW too.

Holly said...

What a cute idea for a wedding present! :D

sanjeet said...

Your recipe box with tried and true recipes is a perfect gift and such a good idea!
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RootsAndWingsCo said...

Very cute! I love stuff like this that is just a blank slate waiting to be dolled up!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals