Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List - framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers | We have been counting down the days to summer and are pretty excited to celebrate the official first day next weekend. Each summer we have lots of fun things we would like to try and fit in our schedule  - some simple treasures, a couple favorite traditions, a few actual trips and a whole lot of everyday fun. I fancied up our Summer Fun List a bit - instead of just penciling in the activities on our calendar. The project was inspired by my first monthly challenge with the Continue reading

Laptop Skin | make your own custom vinyl computer decals

Laptop Skin | make your own custom vinyl computer decals

Make Your Own Laptop Skin Decals | While the Silhouette was out this weekend I decided to add a little glam to the laptop. I love the fact that vinyl can be added to virtually anything for an instant update - It usually takes me longer to pick out a design than to actually cut and apply it. I ordered this gold vinyl during the last Silhouette sale and I'm totally loving it. It's my favorite tone of gold with a perfect sheen. f.y.i - The buy one get one free vinyl promo is extended until the 14th 'Skins' are simply decorative decals used Continue reading

Kid Friendly Wall Art for an Indoor Sensory Playroom

Since it is already the middle of february, I am thinking it's about time we actually start working on that project list I posted a month ago. I decided to start off easy and tackle the one project that needed the least amount of work. I know, right? I hardly ever make yearly project plans - for obvious reasons - so the thought of being able to cross something completely off the list this early in the game is a step in the right direction. Shortly after we moved in we converted one of the extra bedrooms in the house into an indoor sensory Continue reading

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

Since today kicks off a new Silhouette promotion, I thought I would take a break from the playroom projects and share some details on how to make a simple circle monogram decal. The Tuesday {ten} post will be coming up this evening. I love the classic look of any type of monogram - and honestly I don't think they will ever go out of style in my book. The vinyl monogram I'm sharing today can be made right in the Silhouette Studio software without the need of any additional graphic downloads. Since both the Cameo and the SD use the Continue reading

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

When redecorating my little guys playful learning room, the one piece of wall art I had to keep and find a new space for was the hand-stamped inspirational canvas I made a couple years ago. I am a huge fan of inexpensive wall art and created the original simply using a large blank canvas, some extra paint and a set of foam letters. Unfortunitly the horizontal orientation was not working in its new home so a little revision and update was needed. I was able to reuse the same canvas, though this time around I decided to break out my Continue reading

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

It seems like I have been working on this sensory playroom for my little guy for quite some time as the last update I gave was when the furniture and equipment arrived last September. The truth is there are a lot of little odds and ends still on the to-do that have been put aside. I did recently check one of those off though with this huge vinyl monogram from Accent Studios. When I painted and stenciled the room I did a white on white design as I knew the furniture was bursting with lots of color. Once we had things in place the large focal Continue reading

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

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

Using Framed Cut Vinyl for Quick and Easy Wall Art {Plus Silhouette Special Deals and Discounts}

Using Framed Cut Vinyl for Quick and Easy Wall Art {Plus Silhouette Special Deals and Discounts}

As I am still pondering a few art pieces to add to my living room, I wanted to share a quick fix that I put together to hold me over until I can make up my mind. {Sometimes I am so indecisive when it comes to little details - you would think decorating was a permanent thing} Remember this dated framed picture I easily made over for the holidays {a little Krylon spray paint to the frame and mat and some cut vinyl - instant wall art}. Well I really like the large size of the frame and I'm hoping to eventually find a print to fill it; 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