She (and everyone else with babies) could really use a sign like this. A quick search on pinterest (my new obsession) gave me the perfect phrase to print. Using the silhouette software, I designed the sign and then sent the sticky vinyl through the machine for cutting.
It was soooo bad, I didn't take a picture. I spray painted the entire board again and started over.
I started again.
After some online research I found a couple craft sites that advise to give your stencil a once over with your backdrop paint first. (This would work if I was not using craft paper as my background) I will definitely experiment more.
upcycled these glass jars? Using my silhouette I made the stencil for these painted labels and used chalkboard paint. This worked brilliantly! The bright green "bistro" chalkboard pen was purchased from my local craft store. I like being able to change the labels on these jars whenever I change the contents.
Next, I weed away the letters and the extra outside pieces.
Then cut them up to get ready to transfer to each canister.
Peel the backing from the vinyl and position on the canister (I just eye ball the placement.)
Have you seen this on Pinterest yet? Yes, I monogrammed my trash can!
Here is a simple tip I found online years ago that I just love. I keep the trash bags in the bottom of my trashcan - this surprisingly makes life easier when I replace the bags! Just a handy dandy tidbit I wanted to pass along.
See this boring corner of my kitchen?
I designed a pretty floral vinyl wrap for my ceramic utensil canister. Jim would have probably freaked out if I put the letter B on everything in the house - so I have to mix it up a bit! This was a single floral image that I duplicated three times and placed in different positions until I got the design to look random. I measured the height of my canister and then made a cut at top and bottom to get a straight line that fits perfectly.
My new tool for smoothing transfer tape is the plastic scraper that comes with Pampered Chef stone baking pieces. It's made for cleaning your stoneware, but also perfect for smoothing vinyl!
Peeling the transfer paper is one of my favorite steps.
Next, I stick the vinyl and transfer paper on my ceramic canister.
My kitchen is black, white and lime green, so this ties in just perfectly.
I may have also embellished my husband's file cabinet.
And my craft room door. (but that's it, I'm not labeling any more doors)
Here is my craft room - now you know why the sign on my door is so appropriate. It's organized chaos!
I have supplies for painting, sewing, candle making, a gift wrapping station, decor items and lots and lots of odds and ends!
Speaking of sewing, this is the pillow I made for Jim's office chair. He had been collecting those iconic purple Crown Royal bags for years and I cut them up and sewed them together to make a pillow for him for Christmas. He loved it!
I have so many-many-many craft projects "on deck" and I hope to do another post with a round up of more completed crafty stuff.