Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Eau De Lavande - Mod Podge Tutorial

Mod Podge is becoming a staple around my house.  I keep finding new ways to put it to use, and thought I'd share my latest venture.    

For this project
I used
Tulip Fashion Glitter 
1" Sponge Brush
Label Graphic
Apothecary Jar

 It looked great filled with bath salts  
 As well as a vase at the dining table 
 But my favorite was as a simple vignette combined with some old letter's I recently found at a flea market.
Simple Instructions:
  1. Carefully cut out the graphic, then apply mod podge to the back.
  2. Attach the label to the jar pressing carefully with your fingers, positioning it where you want it as well as removing all air bubbles.
  3. Allow the mod podge to dry until the label is secure (about 30 minutes)
  4. Apply another coat of mod podge to the front of the label, being careful not to smudge the ink.  Note:  I used an ink-jet printer, but if you're using a laser printer you shouldn't have problems with smudging.  
  5. While the mod podge is still damp, sprinkle the glitter onto the front of the label.
  6. Carefully clean the jar by removing any of the mod podge/glitter that isn't on the label.
  7. Allow it to dry over night.    ALL DONE!
I love simple projects like this one and can't 
wait to make more for gift giving.
I hope you'll give it a try yourself!
Join me at these parties!


  1. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style party - I'll be featuring your pretty little bottle at the party next week and there will be an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

    I have a stunning antique image for lavender salts, so I may copy your idea and put it on a bottle as well! You can see all my antique graphics at the tab at the top of my blog labeled, "Antique Graphics to Print".

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  2. Very pretty Geneva and so easy. I think I like the vignette with the old letters the best but they are all great.

  3. Gorgeous, Geneva! I love the addition of the glitter. Did you get it at Hobby Lobby or Michael's?

    xoxo laurie

  4. Very pretty. The glitter makes it Stop by and link up if you have time.

  5. Easy-to-follow instructions. Thanks for the tutorial! The bottle's lovely.

  6. I'm considering Modge Podge for gluing buttons on :-)...love this idea! it's a must do

  7. Geneva,

    You are so clever and this project is awesome - I adore it!

    I need to do this soon, you make me want to for sure, though I am not the craftist gal in the world, to be sure.

    Thank you!

    Keep on Mod Podging!!! ☺

  8. Lovely project! Regarding the old letters you used in your display-I remember when stamps only cost 3 cents!

    1. Thank you Lynn... It's hard to believe postage was ever 3 cents. ":o)

  9. My granddaughter and I are redecorating her room this summer, I just found out she loves franch. She's 9 years old, and I'm having so much fun! Thanks for you modivation with the modpoge. I've never done it, gona get some though.


  10. Love ModPodge!!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Can't wait to catch up your posts!

    Hopefully you get a chance to stop by my blog.

    xo, Jersey Girl


  11. I love mod podge too...but I really like the idea of the glitter...what a great touch!

    We are finally settled in our MH. What a job! but I am starting to feel at home!

    1. Thank You Ceekay ... I've been seeing pictures of your home and it's looking really good!

  12. Very pretty! And you even have French music to go with your post! I just removed my playlist, but may try mixpod again for a special upcoming post (if the song is available). Thanks for the inspiration. I'd like to try ModPodge. Can you believe I've never used it? Or ASCP?. :@

  13. Love it! Another great thing from the Graphics Fairy!

  14. Can you let me know what song is the one that goes automatically when one eneters your blog? is it carla bruni by any chance?

    1. There are only four tracks on this mixpod ... the first three are by Carla Bruni and the last one is by Lisa Ono. http://www.mixpod.com/playlist/84658329

  15. These images are so romantic. I love that little bottle, and I adore your music!

  16. What a great idea! I love your blog! Keep your posts coming!

  17. I love it Geneva! Isn't Mod Podge the best? I have used it for so many things. What a cute graphic. Yes, I agree, the vignette is so sweet. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  18. What a nice project... looks great! Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. This looks AWESOME! The Graphics Fairy is just amazing, isn't she? I love the idea of ModPodging labels to bottles--a great idea!!

  20. Hi Geneva!

    This little bottle vase is just too precious. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I will be showcasing this at my next party!

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  21. This is so pretty and your photos are wonderful. A really great idea.

  22. Hi Geneva, just hopping over to tell you that I am going to feature your sweet bottles on my blog later today.

  23. Thank you so much for not only sharing this wonderful project but also for linking your post to my weekly Say G'day Saturday party. I so appreciate your support and bloggy friendship Geneva!

    I am pinning this sweet idea right now!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha in Oz

  24. This is so pretty. I just attended a "springtime in Paris" themed luncheon and thought what great favors these would be at each place setting. You're featured at Very Merry Vintage Style this week. Thanks for linking this great post up to the party--stop by and grab a feature button.

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