One year ago....
Chris and I had been saving all of our wine labels in a book from that first year of marriage, and about a month before our anniversary, I got the bright idea to decoupage them into a piece of wall art to hang above our couch. I knew he'd love it because, 1) he LOVES wine, and 2) he didn't like the picture frames we had above our couch and was looking for a bigger piece of art to hang up there anyway.
So I ordered a plain canvas online, a 30"x30" canvas. It arrived, and I started to cut the wine labels out of the book, and you know what? It takes a TON of wine labels to cover a 30"x30" canvas! WAY more than we had. I think we had something like 25 or 30 labels... that hardly covered a corner of the thing. Needless to say, I couldn't finish this alone. So I called in the Moms. I begged them to please please please save all their wine labels from every bottle they consumed, and start mailing them to me so I could do this thing!
Well, because of my poor planning, I was only able to tell my husband about his gift, I had nothing to show him yet. And since I was getting help from family sending me wine labels, I decided to let them know the progress of the project by starting a little blog for them to follow along. I go back and look at it now, and still can't believe I wasn't able to finish the darn thing until October! But in the end, I am so proud of it; it really is one of my favorite Mod Podge projects I have ever done.
I then very clearly caught the crafting and blogging bug, because the Food, Wine, & Mod Podge blog you know and love today was started the very next month after I finished this project. And look how far we've come!
If you're interested in seeing the step-by-step for the wine label project, I do go through the whole process in the old blog. Hope you enjoy!
**Note: For how to remove wine labels easily, go to my post on Wine Label Removal