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August 23, 2009

~MOD PODGE MONDAY~








Hello and Happy Monday everyone...Well here we are at a brand new week...I hope all of you had a Great weekend...What did you do anything fun like shopping or hitting the last of the season's Yard sales...Now we all like to start off our week by joining in with Susan at " Between Naps on The porch" for met Monday... And Rhoda at " Southern Hospitlality"


I love to decoupage and I love My Grandson Josh and his wife Heather and their sweet baby Kyra...Now as you know I just went to these kids wedding 3 weeks ago...And I wanted to do something special for them to remember their special day...



I printed these photos on plain paper...as I don't want to ruin the originals...





Now I buy every clear glass plate I can find at Hospice thrift store they are about a quarter each...



Oh I love these little sponge brushes... Oh and I love Mod Podge...this you can get at any craft store or Wal-mart...



I lay out the picture on the bottom of the plate to adjust it where I want it and then I cut it out...






Now you can see what I have here...I turn the plate upside down...Add some Mod Podge to the front of the picture...




Stick it down and let it dry... Be sure and press this down good so you don't have bubbles in it...I just use the outside of my Hand for this...



I cut a square of wedding gift wrapping paper... I have also used fabric to do this stage with...anything that you like and think is pretty will work...



I then Mod podge the front of the paper and add it to the back of the plate...After this dries I cut around it...Mod podge the back one more time to make sure all the edges are glued down..




Now this is the finished picture...its still not dry yet but was in a hurry to get my post done ha ha!! That cloudy look will go away when its completely dry... I still have a few more to make for these kids...also this makes a great wedding gift to take the bride and groom wedding invitation and sweet little gift for a new baby annuocement...You can add so many little things to the front of the plate...with all the great scrapbook stuff out there... Hope I didn't bore you guys too much today...


Now Please go by and see Susan And Rhoda..I'm heading that way myself...


May all of you have a great week...I know I sure am going to try...Just having one more day to feel so Blessed is a great week for me...


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

45 comments:

ceekay said...

Oh Gloria...when I was a pastor's wife many years ago, I made so many of those plates for a mother/daughter banquet! You brought all the memories back!! Thank you, I think!!

abeachcottage said...

wow! great idea

happy met monday

sarah

onlymehere said...

Gloria these are too darn adorable! What a wonderful idea for a gift. They're going to love it!

Connie said...

I've done that with fabric and they turn out well, too, honey. Great idea for a wedding couple though.
xoxo,
Connie

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I've done this project before. It's always lots of fun and it makes a lovely momento of special occasions.

Gwen said...

So cute and what a great way to protect a memory:)

marty39 said...

Gloria, you are so smart. I have used mod podge on a lot of things but not glass. The plates are just fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a wonderful gift!

I love mod podge but my lid always glues itself down & one of the guys has to get it open again.

Love your banner photos! They're beautiful! ☺ Diane

Draffin Bears said...

What a wonderful idea Gloria, I love the wedding photo plate.
You learn something new every day and I have never heard of the mod podge stuff, that I will have to see if I can find here.

have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing.

stefanie said...

wow, turned out beautiful!!!

Madame Meg said...

Oh, what a great idea! I could see that as a wonderful candy dish... thanks for sharing!
- Meg

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria I remember doing something like this with plates years ago for Christmas presents I think it was- This is a great way to remember a special day like your grandsons wedding!!

Love the new header!!!

Hope your weekend was lovely! I got to help my friend rob her bee hives Saturday then today after church we started the process of taking the honey from the frames- took my trusty camera and hope to do a post on it! Was a lot of work but fun!! Still have more to do tomorrow!!!

blessings
mary

xinex said...

Oh how creative of you, Gloria. Your grandson and family will truly love and appreciate this....Christine

Anonymous said...

That is a cool idea, Love it!

Tootsie said...

you rock! I have seen this idea before...but it was done by a pro...lol
yours looks better!!!
have fun making these!! I have hockey school...or Brayden does...starting tomorrow...so we are off to the races!!!
will be home tho...so that helps ...miss you mom!!

Really Rainey said...

THose are beautiful! I didn't know you could Modge Podge glass! Incredible Idea! and fantastic photos to keep like that.
Have a wonderful week!
~Really Rainey~

Loretta said...

Hi Gloria,
The plate is lovely! I'm sure that Josh and Heather will love it!!! I watched the dance video. Very cute! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Loretta

Linda said...

Gloria, that is so sweet - turned out so beautifully and such a lovely and memorable keepsake! Linda

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

I am so thrilled to know how to do this plate project! I have always seen them but didn't really know what the procedure was. Thanks for showing us all the steps. I'm gonna try it!

Your "cabin" must have turned into a palace when you added on those rooms! OMG it's such a beautiful home Gloria. And you have so many gorgeous things! I'm so happy you have such a wonderful home in your beloved "cabin".

Dot AKA Picket is so adorable! She is exactly like her blog. She has a deep Alabama Southern drawl and is full of the joy of the Lord! She laughs, she cries, she laughs, she cries, just like you are reading her post. Her sister Helen is so funny and they play off of each other constantly. Chris my DIL and I were with her for 3 hrs and every moment was absolutely delightful!! I felt like I have known her forever and left with a true friend for life.

Hugs, Sherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gloria....that is a great idea! I love how it turned out!~Patti

Michelle said...

Had no idea that you could mod podge on glass! Cute idea!

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! Oh I love this. What a beautiful memory for the newlyweds. You did so good, sweet friend,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wendy said...

Those are really neat!

Armchair Housewife said...

Oh Wow, Gloria, that is SUPER creative! Thanks for stopping by over at Armchair Housewife and leaving a lovely note. And I like the look of your blog here so consider yourself followed. :)

Blessings!

Nicole

Cheri Peoples said...

I was just thinking last week I needed to do this project for my blog. I have done this with plastic clear throw away plates as well for a Christmas Santa party we had at our home.

I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

squawmama said...

Gloria I LOVE this idea... What great gifts for friends and family... Now I am a little slow so would you email me and give me all the tips you can? I am excited about this craft! And I would love to see the finished product when it dries...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how sweet Gloria!
You are so talented.

Have a good one. ~Melissa :)

Justine said...

Gloria, they are going to love these plates you're making! PERFECT! And OMG, I watched their dance video and it was hysterical! When they broke into the Oompa Loompa dance I nearly wet myself!

Justine :o )

Mary said...

Hi Gloria...I am not crafty at all, but have always wanted to decoupage some plates, so thank you so much for the lesson! I haven't heard of mod podge, but it seems easy enough for even me to use! Such a loving grandma to do something personal and handmade for your grandson...I hope they treasure the plate as I'm sure they treasure you! Mary

Sue said...

Gloria, I have been struggling for an idea for a engagement shower, and after seeing your post, I know exactly what I am going to do. Now I just need to hunt down some of the couples' pictures. Thank you so very much for the idea. Yours turned out so nice! lots of hugs my friend, Sue

9405018--Pat said...

wow! what a great idea...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Eileen said...

Great job! Very creative! Thanks for sharing!
All the best,
Eileen

Joy said...

Oh what a sweet idea. I love it.
What a cute family they make and I love the wedding dance video. Her dress was beautiful.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Neat project! :) I bet they love it. I love thoughtful, homemade gifts. :) Thank you so much for the visit!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Gloria; I was not bored at all... What a beautiful plate you made.. I have used fabric, never thought to use a photo,, I will have to try that one.. hmmm I see some Christmas gifts for family....lol thanks for sharing... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Dawna said...

Hi Mom,
Thats a great idea I want 1 for my bedroom how bout it nudge nudge wink wink anyways I LOVE U

xinex said...

I just watched the video, Gloria. Awesome! So much fun and your GS is such a good dancer!..they both are!...Christine

mbkatc230 said...

This is such a great idea Gloria. And I bet even I could manage it, craft impaired though I am lol. Seriously, this is a really sweet way to give such a personal memento. I'm sure they are going to love it, especially since you made it! Hugs, Kathy (PS, the dance video is adorable - gotta love the chicken dance haha)

josh said...

Grandma,
That is so beautiful I cant wait for heather to come home from school so I could show her. I love you so much!!! Thank you grandma for coming to our wedding and getting to see your beautiful miracle baby Kyra. Love you with all my heart Grandma.
Love,
Josh

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
This is a great project! I’m glad you shared such good step by step instructions. I have seen these and wanted to make some in my colors. Thanks.
Cathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, how great that turned out, and what a wonderful memory of their wedding. (I think their first dance at the wedding was the cutest thing-obviously a fun-loving couple). laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is a wonderful gift! I'm sure that they'll love it! What a darling great grand.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Very sweet project - I love it! How nice of you to do something personalized.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, this is such a clever idea! You go, girl!

And I loved the video. I know you are so proud of Josh and his new bride and sweet baby Kyra. Loved it SO much. All the best to the happy couple!

XO,

Sheila... checking in from blog break! :-)