Monday, January 31, 2011

Raspberry Sign

I love old rustic looking signs,
and of course I live in a place were those things are hard to come by.

So for this sign I just bought a 1 x 4 at my local lumber yard and a piece of trim. Your stain of choice and Varnish.

I cut my 1x4 into 3- 2ft sections and using the trim nailed them together.

Sand & Stain It.
Add your vinyl of choice or hand paint it.

I think this sign might make cooking a little more enjoyable.

Have Fun

DIY Club

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heart Breaker T

One of my new favorite projects is personalizing my children's clothing, because plain t-shirts are always easy to find. And they make really fun gifts that people think you put a lot of time and effort into.

For this project I just used Silhouette heat press Vinyl, you can cut it on your cricut or Silhouette machine and they just press it on with you iron.
Fun and Easy!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Glass Etching

This is a fun and simple project, also a little addicting. My daughter and I etched a fish on her fish bowl this weekend. I have seen people put their fishes name on before but we tend to go through a lot of fish.

Out of vinyl cut your design, place it on your project
You will need some Armour Etch (Glass etching Cream) found at any craft store.
Use a stenciling cream to apply the cream to the exposed glass surface,
Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes then wipe off.

Have fun!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Showing off Your children's Art Work

Everyone is always looking for an organized way to show off their children's work. So for our house we came up with some personalized name magnets. They are very simple to make.

*First find a piece of wood the size you would, like I used a 1x2 that you can find at any lumber yard and cut it to the length you want.

*Paint it to match you kitchen or your Child's favorite color

*Add Vinyl or hand Paint

Last hot glue on some strong magnets because you never know what you are going to have to hang on your fridge.
Have Fun!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Simple Sewing Project

Here is a very simple sewing project that can turn something boring into one of your favorite things.

I have found that you can cover anything, I even covered my children's Sticker books with their own personal choice of fabric.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Canvas Art

This is an inexpensive art project for your Children's rooms and you can easily tailor it to fit you child's personality and style.

1st- Find some inexpensive canvass, at any Craft store.
2nd- Paint them with a base color.
3rd- Cut our your vinyl as desired.

Have Fun!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Modge Podge Rocks

If you really want to personalize a project or make it unique modge podge is an awesome way to do that.

For this project I found some large wood letters. These ones I found at Roberts Craft.
First paint them with the base color that you want.
Find some scrapbook paper that you love, cut the paper to the size that you want it. Follow the directions on the modge podge, sand the edges to give you that rough antiqued look. And last varnish it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wall Art

One of the hardest things for me to find is wall art that I actually like, so of course the next best thing is to just make it yourself. Here is one of my favorites. For this piece I was looking for something that was calming and relaxing to look at.
1. I took a thin piece of wood, I didn't want anything that would be to heavy to hang of the wall
2. Mine is a 2"x2"
3. I painted the base color a country tan
4. Cut out your Vinyl mine is actually 4 individual damask prints
5. Position then how ever you want
6. and then I antiqued the edges with Distress ink.
Have fun!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Great Baby Gift

Heat Press Vinyl in one of my new favorite things, you can cut it with a Cricut or Silhouette Machine. It is great for customizing clothing, or pillows, and you are only limited by your imagination.

*First you find your image of choice
*Feed in into the cutting machine shiny side down.
*Then Peel away the unwanted vinyl leaving you design
*Position it face down on your project
*Place a cloth over the design
*Place a heated Iron (cotton setting) on top pressing firmly for 45-60 seconds, repeat this process over the entire image.
*Gently peal off the transfer sheet
* If part of the image peels up iron it again

These show my age onesies are my new favorite baby gift.

Vinyl for this project is available at