Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What Can I Mod Podge Today? {sheetmusic candle}


 I do like Mod Podge!!
 It's easy to work with, dries quickly, and you can use it on practically anything!
 As I was looking at my plain candle, I thought....
how fun to add a little music and interest to this candle!

I grabbed up my supplies:
Mod Podge Matte
Sponge brush
Sheet music
Candle (from Hobby Lobby)
I like torn edges, so I tore a piece of the music that had some markings on it.  It wasn't quite wide enough to fit all the way around the candle, so I glued (with mod podge) a piece of music at the end to make it fit.

 I slathered the back of the music with mod podge, positioned it on the candle where I wanted it, and put more mod podge of top.  I went back and made pretty strokes, since you can see them when it dries.
When it was dry, I tied a burlap string around it, with a small silver heart charm I received from Nan @ You Could Make That.  (I won one of her giveaways, and it was wrapped so pretty with this tie and charm.  I love her attention to detail!)

You could also use scraps of scrapbook paper, decorative napkin, book page, etc.

In this pic, you can see the blue and red markings....those piano teachers like to do that!  

17 comments:

  1. Janis, what a pretty project! I love using sheet music for home decor projects. Your candle looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Shenita! I probably need to give it a little rest....after my placemats, and Easter banner...lol!

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  2. Umm.. Yes! I think we are, quite possibly, long lost sisters!! Give me ModPodge, a glue gun or a can of spray paint and I am a happyyy girl!! :)

    Love how these turned out! You know it's a great project when you leave one thinking "Huh.. who'd a thunk it?" ;)

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    1. Yes...I hope it's a good thing when you are left thinking "who'd a thunk it!" Glad you like it!!! I'll Mod Podge anything!

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  3. "Hobby Lobby" sounds like a great place! I have never heard of mod podgy but looks pretty fab, am going to see if I can source it in England x

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    1. I have a friend in Germany who found something similar. I've also seen on Pinterest, a "make your own ModPodge"....It's great stuff!!

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  4. This is a really cute idea...I love the mod podge!

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    1. Thanks Debbie!! Yes, I'm addicted to the stuff!!

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  5. Stopping by from Jillify It. Such a cute project! I just love the way sheet music looks.

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    1. Thanks...me too! You could use any number of things too, like book pages, etc. Appreciate you stopping by!! and your sweet comment!

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  6. Hi Janis. Your candle looks great and your blog is lovely! Penny x

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    1. Thanks Penny! So glad you came by....and appreciate you commenting!!

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  7. Great candle project...love the candle and that beautiful holder!

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    1. Thank you Shirley!! It was my first candle modpodge...lol! That stuff works on anything!!

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  8. How lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  9. I love this idea because i am a decoupage freak too! really cute idea with the candle, love this!

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  10. You had me at "modpodge." Great project, and thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home! I'm going in search of a naked candle right now...

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