Valentines Day Mantle DIY & Tutorials with Silhouette Cameo

Valentines Day Crafts with Toddlers, DIY & Tutorial!

Happy Sunday! Valentines Day is just around the corner (okay maybe it’s three weeks away, but close enough!) and the Hubby is out-of-town so the perfect excuse for a weekend of Valentines crafts and movies!

First we made that cute pendant banner and it was super easy to throw together! All you need is some twine or ribbon, clothespins and some card stock. I cut out these simple pendants on my Silhouette Cameo and voila, a quick and easy piece to add to our mantle! Add some vases we had around the house and a cute craft Miss L completed, and it was perfect.

 Valentines Day Painting Toddler Craft DIY TutorialFun & Easy Toddler Craft: Heart painting

Materials:

  • Two Pieces of White Cardstock (8″ x 10″ or appropriate size for your frame!)
  • Finger Paints (we used pinks, reds and purples)
  • Picture Frame
  • Silhouette & Computer

Steps:

Now this is the easy part… Continue reading

A Crafters Christmas List

The final countdown is on, and as my little one keeps eagerly reminding me “Sanata is coming! Santa is coming! Santa will be here soon!”. With that in mind, I thought I would share a little Christmas list of my own, a crafters Christmas list (or at least this crafters list)…

  1. First and foremost… Silhouette Mint!
  2. Heidi Swapp Minc, because really who doesn’t want to just gold foil everything?!
  3. Silhouette Vinyl Roll Feeder
  4. Sticky Thumbs Cordless Hot Glue Gun
  5. Rubber Cutting Mat
  6. And of coarse: washi tape, ribbon/string, embellishments and all that fancy stuff!

What’s on your Christmas List??

Merry Christmas! AndreaDawn

DIY Glass Etching Martha Stewart Bowls Shot Glasses

DIY: Etched Glassware in less than 10 steps!

Christmas is right around the corner (and as you may have already noticed I can’t wait) and we have been busy getting our craft on! This weekend we kept busy with a few different projects, most I can’t mention to avoid ruining the surprise for those on the receiving end, but once the kidlets went down I thought I would play around with some etching…. So here find my tips and tricks for etching glassware!

Materials:

  • Choice of Glassware (wine glasses, tumblers, or my choice tonight was a large dessert bowl)
  • Etching Creme (my choice brand: Martha Stewart from Micheals)
  • Green Painters Tape
  • Standard Vinyl (this is where I use up my scraps!)
  • Silhouette Cameo (or similar cutting machine, or hand cut if you are feeling adventurous 😉 )

Now maybe you noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I did not have transfer paper for the vinyl listed above? That was no error, painters tape = awesome (and cheaper) alternative to transfer paper for small projects! Skeptical? I was too… but I kept seeing it mentioned here and there and had to try it… and it is awesome!! But back on track, here’s the step-by-step…  Continue reading

A Safari First Birthday & Elegant Baby&Co Shower

The new year has been busy busy and mother nature is teasing us with a few days of spring here and there between the snow and cold! Here are a few recent projects I was working on to kick the year off…

A Safari First Birthday

Baby&Co Baby Shower

By far one of my new favourite baby shower themes; too cute!

{New Project} Canvas DIY Subway Art

I am always looking for new things to try with my Silhouette Cameo and a quick search came across many, many, many tutorials! I took a little bit from each tutorial and the result was even better then I expected!

The key I found was once you have the vinyl letter placed on the canvas, apply a layer of modge podge to ensure the paint does not bleed and keep those clean, crisp lines! In no way was the end product perfect, but for the first try I was quite proud of myself. And eh, I don’t want it to look like I bought it off some department store shelf, it should look like I made it (at least that is what I keep telling myself!).

{How To} It was really quite simple… First, cut out wording on the Silhouette Cameo. Second, using transfer paper apply the wording on to the canvas. Third, apply a layer of modge podge and let dry overnight. Fourth, paint over entire canvas (using a small roller I found worked best).. a few coats may be required. Fifth, peel off the vinyl and voila!

And here’s a fun DIY version for the kids… Continue reading