Favorite band decals using a vinyl cutter (Silhouette)

I busted out the Silhouette machine! Every time I get it out I wish that I had done it sooner and made more projects. It's just so fun and makes such cool stuff! My heading-into-10th-grade son wanted a few custom decals for his laptop and asked me if I could make them on the Silhouette. My reply, "Mission accepted!" So fun right?! He obviously loves Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, and a computer game called Half-Life. He wanted stickers for each. I googled images for each of the bands and imported them into the Silhouette software. First up, Weezer: I hate wasting vinyl, so if I'm … [Read more...]

How to FROST GLASS with contact paper

Today I'm sharing a simple tutorial that will change your life. Seriously. It's that good. Would you like more privacy in your home without sacrificing the light streaming in? Just frost your glass! It's so easy, inexpensive, and is totally removable. Yup, unlike sprays and other frosted glass techniques, this one allows you to undo your frost if you ever change your mind. Mind blown, I know. I started out with a 10-panel glass door painted white. Last year I painted it black. I LOVE black doors! As much as I love this 10-panel glass door, especially now that it's black, we need … [Read more...]

DIY WOOD SIGN ARTWORK – make art from a gift bag!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have you ever seen a gift bag and thought, "Gee, that would be such pretty artwork?" It's always a bummer that such great art can't just be displayed in your house instead of on a gift bag. Well, you are in luck because I turned a gift bag into a wood sign piece of art! It is solid and amazing and ready to be displayed. Turning a gift bag into art is really easy. Use this tutorial to create your very own gift bag art too! As you can see, I made TWO signs from this gift bag, so if you stick around, I'll be posting one to give away to one of you! The … [Read more...]

How to hang heavy unlevel artwork easily

In 2011 I made a piece of art that, to this day, is still my favorite art in the house. You guys loved the art so much that I started making and selling them out of my garage. It was quite an undertaking! I made probably 40 of them but it was very time consuming so I shut down shop eventually. Ah, the good ol' days. Well, I'm not here to announce a shop re-opening or anything like that, but I am here to announce that I finally hung the original piece in my new house! Hallelujah for getting art on my walls almost a year after moving in. I hemmed and hawed for months … [Read more...]

Easy DIY matching M&M costumes

For Halloween this year my daughter and her friend want to be "matching cute M&M girls". They had it all worked out in their minds, all I had to do was take them to the costume store to buy some accessories and then make M&M shirts using my Silhouette Cameo. I think they turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me! If you'd like to recreate this costume, here are the accessories: Hair bow, fish net gloves, tulle tutu, t-shirt. They paired the entire outfit with some black leggings. To make the shirts I dusted off my Silhouette Cameo, found the M&M logo on google, … [Read more...]

I Am My Beloved’s custom artwork sign

So, ya, I made another sign. It wasn't for me though. A friend asked me if I could replicate some art she found on pinterest. I had her send it to me and decided I'd take a stab at it. Here is the original art she sent me: It's from a blog called My *PINK* Life. Isn't it such a pretty piece of art? Well, here's how mine turned out. My friend chose teal paint for the lettering instead of black. She also changed the reference from "Song of Songs" to "Song of Solomon". I think it's a pretty good replication if you ask me. We were both happy with it at least. My friend came … [Read more...]

Buddy the Elf loves singing loud (vinyl sign tutorial)

I know it's terrible to even mention Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I want to share this craft with you guys asap in case you want to bust one out before Santa makes his appearance. My all time most favorite Christmas movie in the history of ever is Elf. Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel seriously MAKE this movie. Not only do I watch it at least 20 times in the month of December, I also quote this movie year-round, pretty much daily. How could I not create a sign with the most epic phrase from the best Christmas movie of all time? (Sorry Miracle on 34th Street and A … [Read more...]