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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mod-Podged Baby Plaque

My good friend is in the hospital TONIGHT having her sweet baby girl (!!!) and I recently had the pleasure of window-shopping through expensive baby stores with her where I got to see what she liked. Turns out she loves plaques and wooden signs that say 'Always Kiss Me Goodnight'. This was her favorite version:


The problem though, was that it was pink and brown and vintage-y, and her nursery is red and sky-blue and modern. Also you might notice the $48.00 price tag stuck to it (also a problem). I was secretly giddy with excitement because I knew I could come up with something perfect for her!!

This is my version!



I started with an 11x11 plaque from Michaels, regularly $8.99, but $4.49 with my coupon. (A certain grabby gal wanted to hold it once I laid it down to take a picture of it.)





I designed the image in Photoshop to fit the roughly 10 1/2 inch plaque-top and had it printed as a 12x12 photo from Costco. Then I painted the edges,



trimmed off the photo's excess,



and Mod Podged it on!



Yay!


(In its real home it won't have a pink wall in the background.)




I wouldn't have thought I'd like red and sky-blue so much for a girl but I think it turned out lovely! If you would like to make one for yourself, feel free to download the image! (And if you'd like it in a different color or with a different quote, feel free to check out my Etsy site!) :)



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59 comments:

  1. I love it! The design, the colours, the typography. Thanks for sharing!
    You've got a lovely blog. Happy 2011!

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  2. wow. so simple yet so amazing! you should sell them for $48.00! lol :) thank you for another great idea!

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  3. I love it - what a special gift
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  4. You've definitely got me thinking! This is a great idea.

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  5. Absolutely darling! And really so much cuter than the $48 version!

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  6. It turned out absolutely beautiful! And quite honestly, I think yours is so much better than the one you were inspired by! What a wonderful gift. I would definitely like to make one for myself...will just have to pull out my scrap supplies since I am computer-challenged when it comes to photoshop ;)

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  7. So very sweet! My aunt made an alphabet piece that was framed & hung in my nursery when I was a baby and its been in both of my kidlets' nurseries now as well. Its nice to hold on to something handmade. :> You've sparked some ideas for me to hold on to too!

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  8. AW! It's perfect! Great job!!!

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  9. Thank you! This is beautiful! Congrats on the new friends baby!

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  10. That turned out absolutely adorable!! Great job!

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  11. ohhh...Nice! How great is that!?!

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  12. awesome and better than the one from the store!

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  13. Love this!!! I think Im going to try this out!!

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  14. I like your version more than the $48 one!!! Soooo cute!

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  15. Love it and it will be way more special to her than the overpriced one for $48 ( what?!) . Now, dumb question time...did you have it printed on regular photo paper or what? I've never tried MP on that assuming that it wouldn't absorb but hmmm....may be a whole new world of possibilities!

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  16. I love it! I love it so much more than the $48 version.

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  17. Love it! Thank you!! Featured it on my blog, http://auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  18. We are the lucky friends that received this awesome gift and received the gift of a 8lb 5oz baby girl last night. Thanks Jessica for sharing the magic with us!

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  19. Love it! Another awesome project, thank you for sharing!

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  20. You just never stop coming up with great ideas! I love it - the only thing is (and this is probably a stupid question) WHAT IS MOD PODGE? It doesn't ruin a photograph? This is an exciting idea that I think I'll keep for future use - thank you!
    PS - I'll send you a picture of my "NOEL" thingy when I paint it this weekend. It was raining here, and then I ran out of time. But the hard part (glueing) is done.

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  21. I love yours so much more than the $48 one! Super cute! Also, I love the "grabby gal" model you have there. :)

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  22. Wow this is wonderful, I love how you were able to make it customized for your friend's nursery! What a thoughtful gift, you are way talented with PS!

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  23. I didn't know that you could mod podge a photo. It didn't cause it to run?

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  24. you are sooo creative!!! question: did you modpodge it before laying down the image & then after too??

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  25. I LOVE it! Yours is soooo much cuter too! I need to check out your etsy site. Are you doing the room in red and blue? I love red and blue and want to do our nursery in those colors too, but since we are adopting I'm holding off. We don't know the sex of the baby we will adopt and my husband thinks red and sky blue are too boyish. I disagree. :)

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  26. What a great gift for your friend. You go!!!! That is an awesome project!

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  27. Very sweet! $48!?!? Crazy! You did a great job making your own version! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  28. I love it, thanks for the download!

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  29. Wow, that's SO adorable! Thanks for the download!

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  30. This is great!Would love for you to add it to my party The Treasurista's Thursday Treasures. www.thetreasurista.blogspot.com

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  31. oh my, so adorable! I love this, and the sentiment too!

    Found you on tidymom, hope you're having a great weekend!

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  32. Beautiful blog!!! Follow me at http://aadreamsblog.blogspot.com

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  33. Turned out really cute!! I just started a blog come check me out if ya get a chance.

    http://noplacelikehomecraftsdecorbyallyson.blogspot.com/

    ~Allyson~

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  34. Jessica - This turned out adorable. Love the colors in the printable too. Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  35. Love this! Was just thinking I wanted to make something similar for my hubby's nightstand.

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  36. Aww..This is just PRECIOUS, and so is your little sweet pea!! XXOO, Damaris

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  37. I love the saying but always balked at the prices of the signs I found. Maybe I can make one to match my decor also. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Love it! Your friend is very lucky to have a friend like you!!!!

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  39. This is so pretty!! Super excited for your friend! :) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday.
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh, I love it so much.Thanks for sharing.

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  41. thank you with the red and the kissing subject, making this into valentines day present for hubby.
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

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  42. Oooh...we love this! What a great idea for making a plaque with your own personal logo, too!

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  43. Beautiful! and beautiful model! :)

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  44. Ooh I love that quote! Very pretty how you set it up! Love the colors also! Stopping by from the Sew Much Ado Link up!

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  45. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award!! Come on over to accept! :)

    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  46. I've never been a fan of that saying, but seeing it on your cute little baby plaque, I really do like it! I love the colors you used :)

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  47. This is so pretty - what a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Your blog is great - so glad to find it!

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    Thanks
    Tawna

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  49. Adorable, and thanks a grand for making it easy for me.
    Thanks so much, love this blog

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  50. SO cute! Just wondering, where did you find the pattern for the background? Did you create it in Photoshop, or scan it from a paper pattern? I think I could pull together something inspired by this, but am stumped on the background....

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  51. I LOVE this project and have decided to make it my first DIY project...EEK! I have all the supplies ready to go, but I have a couple questions:

    1. Do I just glue the photo to the wood?
    2. Do I put the modge podge only over the photo or over the wood on the edges as well?

    I have never used modge podge, but am very excited to tackle this project!

    Thanks!!

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  52. Great idea!! Love your blog, BTW. Feel free to visit mine at:
    www.blissfullykruse.blogspot.com
    Have a great Tuesday : )

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  53. That is awesome. I think it would make a beautiful Mother's Day gift. I would put the pictures of the child/ren on the corners. I tried to go to your etsy page but it says you no longer have an account. I would love to get this in different colors. God Bless.

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