Spray Painted Quatrefoil Glass Hurricane Luminary {Using Vinyl Stencils}

Spray Painted Quatrefoil Glass Hurricane Luminary {Using Vinyl Stencils}

I have wanted to make this luminary for quite sometime; ever since creating the paper luminaries last year. Since paint is more permanent than the paper, I just needed to find the setting that I could put it and enjoy it before feeling the need to change things around. With my new love of Krylon metallic’s {found around my latest living room creations} I knew I finally had the perfect place and color in mind. The Paper Cut Luminary was one of the first projects I created when I received my Silhouette. I even made a few for a Kiddie Continue reading

Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Baskets with Fabric Liners

Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Baskets with Fabric Liners

One of my favorite ways to combat the organization of my little guys toys is the use of baskets and bins. They can be found in pretty much in every room of our house and I love being able to quickly clean up by simply walking around and tossing things in. I am also rather fond of the fact that they conceal anything inside {not that I am opposed to having Lighting McQueen or Buzz and Woody the focal point of my decor...well kind of} As I mention before I wanted to add a little storage nook to the living room as it seems that room usually Continue reading

Large Glass Carboy Water Jug Find {& How to Apply Cut Vinyl to Glass}

Large Glass Carboy Water Jug Find {& How to Apply Cut Vinyl to Glass}

I stumbled across this large glass carboy water jug at the local thrift store and couldn't pass it up. I remember growing up my parents had one that they would throw spare change into and I always thought it was pretty cool. The jug itself is pretty heavy and with the added weight of the change they ended up having to break it open when they moved because they could not even pick it up. While I am not really sure what I will end up doing with this one, I thought I would dress it up with some vinyl in the meantime to sit in the living Continue reading

Flocked Heat Transfer Monogrammed Pillow {and some new fabric}

Flocked Heat Transfer Monogrammed Pillow {and some new fabric}

Sewing I would not say is exactly my forte however, when it comes to sewing straight lines you really can't go wrong. That is probably why I would say making pillows is a simple and easy project anyone can tackle...basically four straight lines {or 2 1/2 if you are me} and you can instantly have some accessories to change a look of a room. I typically try to work my way out of sewing by using fusible tape like I did here, though for the living room pillows {that will be tossed around, thrown and fought with} I thought sewing would probably Continue reading

Make Your Own Camping Park Signs {Outdoor Adventure Party}

Make Your Own Camping Park Signs {Outdoor Adventure Party}

To add to the Camping Scene for the party I put together a few simple park signs to display around yard designating the different settings. It was an inexpensive way to add a few custom decorations and help create the whole camp site feel. I began with a couple vinyl decals. Some were created with my Silhouette and others were custom created by Design Divas. If you do not own a personal cutter, such as the Silhouette, Design Divas have the capabilities to create any design to your liking.I used the vinyl designs to trace templates on a scrap Continue reading

Vinyl Dressed Lanterns {monogrammed, spooky or plain customized fun}

Vinyl Dressed Lanterns {monogrammed, spooky or plain customized fun}

I have to start off by stating my deep love for outdoor lanterns. After seeing catalog after catalog adorned with porches full of lanterns...I've been hooked and simply can not get enough of them. I stumbled across these great outdoor lanterns at Ikea last year at an amazing price considering the sizes. They are called Borrby and run $14.99 for the large {height: 17 ¼ inches} and $7.99 for the small {height: 11 inches}. They still carry them and I admit I can not go there without leaving the store with another to add to my collection.I actually Continue reading

Outdoor Adventure Birthday Invitations {camping, hiking and Jeep trail riding}

Outdoor Adventure Birthday Invitations {camping, hiking and Jeep trail riding}

Being the huge outdoor enthusiasts that we are, it wasn't hard to put together this years theme for my little guys fourth birthday celebration. It encompassed some of the fun special things we love to do together as a family like camping, hiking, and especially Jeep trail riding. For the actual invitation I went with something a little different and designed our own event tickets. The front of the ticket was modeled after a vintage state fair poster with added fun clip art surrounding the theme. The back of the ticket included our actual Continue reading

Mod Podge Halloween Sign

Mod Podge Halloween Sign

Yesterday I posted plans on how to make your own Halloween Candy Stand {found here} and here is a simple tutorial for the creating sign. I admit I am fairly new to the Mod Podge Craze. {I know, right} One of the main reasons being I really did not know just how to use it and thought it was complicated. {I had a little conception that it was super messy too} I can tell you now that it is quickly becoming a craft necessity! I mod podged the pumpkins shown above a few weeks ago {found here} and couldn't wait to break it out and use it Continue reading

Mod Podge Custom Faux Pumpkins {Easy Fall Decor}

Mod Podge Custom Faux Pumpkins {Easy Fall Decor}

I have wanted to make a set of pumpkins that 'spelled out' a phrase for awhile. The thought of painting individual letters, or handwriting them, is not really one of my specialties; however, with a little scrapbook paper and some Mod Podge, customizing little faux pumpkins to your liking is a cinch! I could only find bright orange {really faux looking} pumpkins in the size that I wanted, but a combination of white and antique white spray paint fixed that. The stems were simply hand painted with Americana Acrylic in traditional burnt umber by Continue reading

Silhouette WINNER & Some More Silhouette Fun

Silhouette WINNER & Some More Silhouette Fun

It has been a fun week showcasing just what this little Silhouette machine can do! A special thanks to everyone who stopped by to enter and follow along as I got to learn a little more about the amazing capabilities of this incredible cutter. Before I announce the much anticipated winner, here are few more quick and easy projects you can create with just a click of a button!Ruffled Flower Created with the digital download 3D Ruffled Flower C02598_1 Gift Tags Created with the digital download 2 Layer Tag C00556_20509 & 2 Piece Label Continue reading