For Mothers Day Matt surprised me with a Silhouette.
( Apparently, I was a good Mom this year??)
Friday night we sat down together to try and figure this bad boy out.
( Technology and I do not get along)
Lucky Matt- just how he wanted to spend his Friday night... CRAFTING!
No, not really but he was a good sport.
I have been loving the Scrabble inspired art I've seen around. So here is a personalized take on that...
HOWEVER, for all of you non- Silhouette owners I'll show you how to make your own WITHOUT using a Silhouette since - well its just mean to post great projects requiring supplies not everyone has.
To get started head over to where ever you get your lumber.
I bought a board that was 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 ft long- I made two sets of these as one is a wedding gift. I was able to get 8 "tiles" out of it- not sure what I am going to do with the extra two. Hmmm.
I had Matt cut my tiles to measure 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.
Then I sanded and stained them ( Although truth be told I wish I had used a bit darker stain).
I did a few coats of stain until I got bored with it and wanted to move on to the next step. I think I did three coats.
Next, I used my Silhouette to make the heart and letters. BUT you don't have to use one.
You can use a stencil or the vinyl letters from the scrap booking section.
To finish it off I sprayed it with a clear sealant spray.
There you have it- cute personalized decor for under $20 bucks!
Can someone give me some suggestions for my mantle. I am at a loss. Its very narrow and currently empty. :(