Holly from McCall Manor was shopping at Pottery Barn when she saw a Merry Christmas sign that she knew she could make herself. She took a wood board and simply painted the front with red chalk paint, used her Silhouette to make a stencil for the lettering, and finished it off with a twine hanger. […Read More]
My Silhouette machine is hands-down one of my favorite crafting tools, and these Pottery Barn knock off ornaments made by Stephanie at Pinafores and Pinwheels show why. Pottery Barn’s ornaments costs a whopping $40. Sure, they are six inches, but who has a tree that big anyway? Stephanie recreated the design using her Silhouette software, […Read More]
Sarah from Creative Ramblings says she isn’t one all-out decorate her house for Halloween but simply couldn’t resist Pottery Barn’s spider pillar candles. She says, “ They are small and just spooky enough to add some Halloween flair.” Sarah was able to create her own spider Halloween candles for only $10 using flameless pillars she […Read More]
Melissa of Two It Yourself created an adorable stenciled heart pillow for Valentine’s Day. While her inspiration wasn’t square or made of burlap, Melissa says that’s what’s so awesome about DIY. You can make your pillow cover to fit whatever pillow form you have at home! I love that this design has a pop of color without being over-the-top, in-your-face Valentine’s colors. And, if you like the non-traditional, you could always customize that stand-out heart to coordinate with your décor – just another perk of DIY!
Shirley from These Moments of Mine was kicking back with her PB Kids catalog with no intention of creating anything one night. However, after spying a a cute little Christmas garland, her creative juices got flowing and had another idea. Shirley got to work creating her own harvest version of the garland using craft paper, her Silhouette, and distressing ink. Her spur-of-the-moment project is a beautiful reminder to be thankful!
To go next to her stunning starburst mirror Christmas tree, Jen from Tatertots & Jello created a holiday sign that also reflects her gold, white, and grey color theme. Jen purchased a cheap shelf board for the sign and used her handy dandy Silhouette for the art. Believe me when I say the Silhouette makes sign-making a breeze. And, instead of $69, Jen made her sign for only $12!
While recently perusing Pottery Barn, I came across a Boo Lumbar Pillow that I knew was just begging for a knock off. Jeanie from Create & Babble was the first to confirm my suspicions with a DIY version that she created for free using supplies she had on hand. Jeanie made her pillow with leftover fabric and heat transfer vinyl, adding bias tape around the edges for a finished look. As Jeanie suggests, this pillow would also look great made from burlap with stenciled letters.
Now, you may not find any monsters creeping out of the toilet in designer catalogs, but this Halloween decorating idea gave me a giggle so I had to share! Morena for Crafts Unleashed designed her own three-eyed, wiggly armed monster, cut it out of vinyl, and popped it on the toilet tank for a little Halloween prank. Morena says, “It would also work on windows, cabinets, and most any other opening you can think of. Every person in my home has laughed when they see my little monster Halloween decorations. Have fun spooking your favorite people this Halloween!”