Posts Tagged “Silhouette

I’ve been trying to brainstorm ways to make my entryway more inviting. There’s not very much room to put a table so I’ve tried coming up with some alternatives. I have a few ideas in the works but to start off I threw this super cute canvas picture together this weekend to get me started and motivated to finish it up soon. I’ll make sure to post what I work on as I get the pieces put together.

Here’s what I used and what I did to make my very own handpainted “Home Sweet Home” wall art.

HomeSweetHome

Supplies
16 x 20 Canvas
Home Sweet Home” sign from the Silhouette Design Store
Cardstock or Laminator (depending on what you have on hand)
Black Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
4 – 1/2 x 2 x 24 Poplar Craft Board
Rainy Day Gray Acrylic Paint
Miter Saw
Nail Gun
Painters Tape
X-Acto Knife

For this project, I wanted to use up some of the crafting materials I had laying around and not spend a ton of money. I realize there’s different ways to accomplish this look, I just chose the one that worked for me using the items I had on hand. The only thing I had to buy was the craft board and the template. Everything else I had from other projects I have done.

First, I went to the Silhouette Design Store and purchased this “Home Sweet Home” template for 99 cents. I also downloaded the program on my computer so I could mess with the sizing. Confession: I don’t have a Silhouette so I knew I was going to have to improvise on this one. If I lived closer to Misty (she has one — I’m jealous) then I would have likely done a stencil version of this however, the more I thought about it I liked the idea of actually having it look more handpainted so I printed it off on regular printer paper (you’ll probably have to piece it together depending on how big you want it to be on the canvas). In hindsight, I should have printed it off on cardstock or photopaper because once I cut it out it instantly started to curl….REALLY bad. 🙁 Luckily, though, I have a laminator. Once I had them cut out I just ran it through that baby. Only downside is I had to cut it out AGAIN. But it wasn’t too bad.

The X-Acto knife comes in handy for the loopty-loop portion of the letters so make sure you have something like it around. It makes a world of difference!

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Summer is officially in full swing and we are LOVING it! We finally have some nice weather. We can swim and enjoy the outdoors. This week I have a quick and easy project that literally took me less than 30 minutes. I love when you can take an existing decoration and repurpose it! And that’s exactly what today’s project is! Don’t stress though, if you don’t have all the supplies starting from scratch will still be super easy! Here’s what you’ll need!

Supplies
6 wood blocks (mine are 2″x 3″x 6″)
Vinyl lettering
Hello sign

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Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to sew. For years I struggled to find the perfect caddy to keep all my supplies in. A couple years ago I came up with this toolbox sewing caddy and it’s seriously the best way to organize all my supplies.  This is super simple to make and only requires a few supplies.

Supplies
Toolbox (I purchased an old used one from our local Army Surplus store for $10)
Spray Paint
Vinyl Words

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