Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tetorial Tuesday: How to make Mod Podge

When refurbishing vintage jewelry boxes, I go through A LOT of decoupage. Inevitably I always run out when I need it most. The last thing I want to do, in the middle of a project, is load up the kids and run to the store for more. I've learned to be resourceful and make my own recipe which often works better then the real thing.

Granted I normally make small amounts at a time but thanks to Pinterest I was inspired to whip up a larger batch. Here's my homemade version:

  • A jar
  • Left over glue (I normally use Aleene's but Elmers works well too)
  • Water
 Step One: Pour your left over glue into an empty container

Step Two: Add water. I normally start with one part water two parts glue. I actually added too much water in the picture above and had to add more glue because I like my mixture a little on the thicker side. 

 Step Three: Find a cute little boy, or girl, to shake it like a Polaroid picture.  Okay, a cute kid isn't necessary but it makes the process so much more fun.
 Voila! Homemade decoupage. I used my homemade blend to add a little fabric to the jar lid.  Note: You may prefer the mixture to be a little thicker or thinner depending on your projects.
Good luck making your own home made decoupage. 
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Sweet Birthday Gift for a Sweet Girl

This past weekend my daughters friend, Megan, celebrated her 9th birthday. Megan is a sweet girl who spends a lot of time playing at our house. Carly (my daughter) and Megan often wander into my work room eager to help create jewelry boxes. Megan has even picked out her favorite papers and asked me, on numerous occasions, if I would one day make her a jewelry box. 

When my daughter was invited to Megan's birthday the obvious gift was a custom jewelry box. I incorporated her favorite papers and colors. The result was a jewelry box fit for a princess.
Megan's finished product

Top: Megan opening her gift
Bottom: Carly and the Birthday Girl!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Feedback

First and foremost I want to honor our vets and thank our military servicemen and women for their sacrafice and dedication. 

Today I want to share some feedback I've been given in the recent months.  I promise I do not know any of these people... these are all legit customers who wrote comments on my Etsy page.
Have a Fantastic Friday and an Amazing weekend.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm Back!

It's been a long time.  I want to thank each and every one for continuously checking back with my blog. Even though I haven't posted since August, my daily hits have grown. That fact alone makes me want to celebrate with a glass of wine.  If it wasn't 6:00 in the morning, I totally would.
So buckle up and get ready for marvelous modge podge of all things Happy Day Vintage.

Although I haven't been posting to my blog I've been busy growing HDV.  Here's a couple pics to give you a taste of what I've been working on:

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