I work with the 10-11 year old girls in my church in Activity Days. We threw a Mother Daughter Breakfast and I was in charge of coming up with some decorating ideas for the tables. We had some centerpieces for the tables but I also wanted to have a little something on the food table. Using my Silhouette, I cut out some white cardstock paper peony petals. [Read more…]
What says spring more than flowers?! I saw this gorgeous picture the other day of some wall art featuring 3d paper flowers. It was from Target and you could buy the flowers in a pack of 4 for $7.00. Pff, I could totally make that! I ain’t paying $100 for something I could make myself. Well after days of cutting flowers, rolling petals, gluing, gluing and gluing some more that pack of 4 for $7.00 started sounding pretty reasonable. If you are as cheap crazy as me and want to try to make your own DIY paper flower wall art, look no further! Follow the tutorial of what I did! [Read more…]
Don’t you love all the cardboard and metal letters that you see in home decor? They add such a fun and personal little accent to your decorations. The thing I don’t love is shelling out money for something I just know I could make! Such was the case when I saw a small metal ampersand at the store the other day. “This little & sign belongs on my Valentines mantel” I thought. I had it in my hand but I just couldn’t go through with it. I had to try and make my own.
I used the cardboard from a cereal box for my material. This particular ampersand is brought to you by the help of Rice Krispies cereal. I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out the ampersand sign so that it would be nice and perfect. I chose one of the Perfect Flourish- Ampersand, and, & shapes from Kolette Hall found here. If you have ever wanted to know how to cut a cereal box with your Silhouette CAMEO, you can check out this post. I cut out two & signs, one a mirror image of the other. I grabbed a piece of styrofoam that I had lying around and cut it up into equal pieces and hot glued it the pieces onto the wrong side of one cardboard ampersand piece.
I started at the bottom when it was time to glue the other ampersand piece on. That way I could get it to stand up straight. Then I just kept gluing until I had glued all the styrofoam pieces on.
I tried 3 different ways of finishing off this & sign. The first one which I really wanted to do was make a flat leather covering for it. Fail. The second one I tried was wrapping it with washi tape. Fail. I needed something that was more flexible. I grabbed a strip of fabric and wrapped it around. Success!
This sweet little 3d cardboard ampersand has found a place on my Valentine’s Day mantel right next to a picture of my husband and I. I know that I will be able to use it after Valentine’s Day though which always makes a DIY girl smile!