Sunday, March 25, 2012

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Have you been doing anything fun this week… anything crafty? My new endless love affair with Mod Podge has kept me real busy this week. I am obsessed with decoupage! Why did it take me so long to discover this amazing tool? Decoupage has opened a whole new world of craftiness for me! I was so inspired with the transfer technique on my clay pot and purple bottles last week that I decided to try the same method on some other things…

An old mason jar I had; decoupage and wrapped with some burlap… love the transformation.
Here is the same old jar with some dried roses in it. I love dried roses probably more than fresh roses. They posses such romantic aura to them. Roses, when dried, can look just as exquisite in an arrangement as when fresh from the garden...

I got carried away and kept covering things up with graphics… 
I decided I should pretty up some old books I had!

These are just ordinary books decoupaged in old letters paper from Michael's ($0.59) and ephemera from the Graphic Fairy.

This is it for now… I am working on some other fun projects and will share with you soon. So, if you haven't got a pot of Mod Podge in your stash of supplies - run out and get one!!! A huge THANK YOU for participating in our linky party and taking us to your cottage! Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week! Last week was another fantastic party! I am enjoying seeing all the creative ideas and projects you are sharing!
Etiquette for linky parties:

1) Link to a recent project post, and not a link to the front page of your blog, your Etsy store or a giveaway.

2) Link back to the host’s blog via a button or text link. This is a common courtesy, and it is usually appreciated if you link back in the same blog post that you are linking up.


  1. I just LOVE what you did with the books, Cielo! They are stunning! As always, your roses are gorgeous, fresh or dried - always so beautiful. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Love your beautiful jar! Thanks for this fabulous party!!

  4. Mod Podge is great stuff. I use it on everything. Love you books.

  5. Ola Cielo, muy lindo tu decoration
    como siempre todo tan romantico y acojedor.

  6. Love your decopaged jar....beautiful...and so romantic, as always!!

  7. Hello Cielo,
    It is a lot of fun! I have been doing buckets, pots etc...yours are gorgeous! Love it! Thanks so much for being a gracious hostess,

  8. Such a talented lady you are! Love the beautifully covered jars and books. Thank you for hosting my friend. Diane

  9. Cielo the jars and books are so very pretty. You are having so much fun and the results are fantastic!


  10. LUV those books, Cielo!!!! Oh my goodness! Just plain and simple gorgeousness, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. I always make sure I have Mod Podge in my supplies, Cielo! Definitely a must have to keep around. I have to go back and look at your pot. I picked one up the other day at the thrift store and it will be getting painted, but I'm debating what else I want to add to it.

    Thanks for hosting!

  12. Your transformations are completely magical Cielo!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. Hi Most Beautiful One! Oh, you're doing a fantastic job here. I love your jar all prettied up and the books! I don't think I've seen Mod Podged books. I love it.
    Thank you for hosting your wonderful party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Uh-Oh- Cielo! It looks like you got bit by the ModPodge bug. It hits all of us at one time or another. You are making some wonderful pieces using it. Happy Week to you- xo Diana

  15. Cielo: Your ModPodge creations are beautiful. I did it once on a chest in my dining room and I loved doing it. I like the smaller things like the books. Fun project. Thanks for reminding me..Happy Monday..Judy

  16. Love the book covers. It looks like the same script I put on my desk.

  17. As always beautiful. You inspire. Love the books and the cute jar. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  18. Hi Cielo,

    Thank you for hosting! I love the books...they are darling. Thank you for having us over for the party. I want you to know I am just starting to use different methods to add images to different things...mod podge is one of them too! Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me.

    Kindredly, Lynnie

  19. I am in love with these graphics from the Graphics Fairy. I think they look so nice on Mason jars. I did a couple today too. I never thought of the books though. They look really lovely.Must try.
    xx jeanetteann

  20. This is our first time to participate in your party. Thanks for hosting.

  21. I love your books, they look beautiful. Thanks for hosting!
    I hope you have a great week!

    -Kim :)

  22. I love your jar! Sooo pretty!

  23. What a beautiful floral arrangement Cielo! It looks so vintage and nostalgic, I love it!
    Have a wonderful Monday my friend!
    Tina xo

  24. I have always enjoyed using decoupage but I do need to get a new jar of it. I love what you shared and your pictures are beautiful as always.

  25. Hi Cielo,
    I love the books-great idea!

    Thank you for hosting again.


  26. Love the way the jar and the book turned out.
    Thanks for hosting the party.
    Would love for you to visit with this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Beautiful Post!


  27. Thanks for hosting! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @

  28. Hello Cielo. Just found your blog via Sassy Pepper. I really like your style; your altered jar is so beautiful. Love your vintage and romantic style. Hope you'll come over for a visit. I know I'll be visiting you often. Thanks for the party.

  29. Cielo, I'm so happy to know of someone else who loves dried roses. I always let then dry and it absolutely hurts to throw them out. I've included them in several posts myself. Love the jar, love the post!! Thanks for hosting! ~Zuni

  30. I love your jars. Thanks for showing them off and for hosting.

  31. Hi lovely lady.
    Thank you for hosting! I love the books also... Thank you for having us over for your sweet party. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane


Please leave a note; I love to read your comments.