I can't talk enough about my Silhouette Machine! Check out these cute cupcake wrappers I made!
Monday, March 21, 2011
I wanted to make something for a frame that I got on clearance at Joanns. The frame was originally $50! But, because it was missing the glass, I got it for $11. And, remember those frames I got on clearance at hobby Lobby for $2.40? Well, the glass from the one I didn't break fit perfectly. I need to get some stuff up on the walls in our loft area and I came up with a modern silhouette of my little man using my Silhouette SD. I am going to hang it in our loft area where all of his toys are. I can't wait to come up with some more stuff!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
So, I have been in some serious need of wall art for the house. I really suck at decorating a house and any wall art I seem to like is so expensive! Plus, I usually change my mind from house to house on what I want on the walls. After seeing so many different things on various craft blogs, I decided to try to come up with something myself. It's not perfect, but I like that it's not perfect! And I'm happy that the only thing I actually purchased were 2 frames at $2.40/piece on clearance and some $5 spray paint and just used up some of the massive amounts of fabric I have in my house. Here is what I did:
2 identical frames on sale at Hobby Lobby. I originally wanted to fix up the frames and use them for some photos that I have wanted to hang...but then I broke the glass in one of them, so I had to come up with something different. What I ended up with was not my original vision for the project!
White Spray paint
Spray paint the frames (painting the grass is optional. And remember to tell your husband you did paint the grass so he doesn't freak out that someone is tagging his lawn).
Distress the frame with some sand paper leftover by the builders of your house. Thanks Providence!
Find some fabric in the back of your closet that you bought 6 months ago from Wal-Mart for a failed duffle bag sewing project. Attach it to the cardboard backing of the frame with some Elmer's Adhesive Spray that you bought last summer and used once.
Use your awesome Silhouette SD machine to cut out an image on Reynold's Freezer paper from Wal-Mart. You can also use scissors or an exacto knife...this way is just faster.
Iron the freezer paper onto the fabric and paint with some fabric paint. Remove the stencil and you get...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
You probably wouldn't believe it, but I sat at my desk for 2 hours trying to figure out a birthday card for my 4 year old niece. I really wanted to use my Silhouette machine and although this doesn't look very intricate (it's hard for me to tie a decent bow!), I came up with this!