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Hint Hint, stick around there might be a related giveaway coming up in a week or two Next week is heath and exercise related but then after that….
I’m not going to lie…I’m super excited about this project….I know I’m weird but when you see how cute a diaper pail can be….
In the LLG house we cloth diaper so that means we have a diaper pail and a diaper genie (for the wipes and the occasional disposeable insert) we have a nice pail liner but other than that they are big white blobs in the middle of her cute striped wall. So what do you do? Cut out a bunch of circles in fun colors and go to town! There are a lot of ways you can do this:
- Scrapbooking circle cutters and punches
- Cricut or Silhouette
- Good ol’ trace around random circular objects and cut out with scissors
Think of all the other cute ways you could decorate… stripes, name/words/sayings, shapes anything you can cut out you can decorate with! Plus with all the fun colors and patterns from Expressions Vinyl there are tons of options.
What do you think?
- Take this from the mom of a 6 week old who doesn’t even have time to take pictures off her camera. Every moment counts and when I barely have a min to brush my teeth I certainly don’t have the time to make these iron ons every week. However I want to keep track of my little girls growth. I’ve decided that with every future shower gift I buy I will include a set of iron-on vinyl ‘stickers’ all cut out and ready to go. I won’t iron them on however because babies come in all shapes and sizes and we don’t want to assume what size they will be any given month.
Notice in this box there is only one pre-cut…told you I was busy
See so cute:
So go ahead and make a kit I would suggest any combination of the following:
Milestones (Crawling, smiling, sitting, walking)
For more information about working with Iron-on Vinyl Check out some of my other projects:
The first Monday of every month I guest post over at Expressions Vinyl. This month I featured one of my favorite projedcts in a while what do you think? Also don’t forget to check for coupon codes in my right sidebar –>
One of my very best friends got married last week, it was a wonderful day. Prior to that we had some fun celebrating and that included a night out when we wanted everyone to know she was the lucky “Bride to Be.” Not just any sash would do though, who wants to wear the same sash all the other girls are?
This is where my new sewing machine and a little silver glitter iron on vinyl came into play. I started out making the sash.
I started out measuring 2-4 inch strips of the fabric I choose.
I wanted the sash to be double sided so I folded over the fabric and Ironed it down at the 4 inch mark before I used a rotary tool to cut out the strips.
Next I attached the two strips at the short ends.
Then I stitched down the whole strip as close to the edge as I could. I turned the full tube inside out just like working with panty hose.
With the help of a mirror I folded the edges to the point I wanted and then clipped it down.
I ironed down the edge, trimmed off the excess and folded over a the edge so it wouldn’t be raw. I made sure the hem would be on the inside of the final sash.
Hemmed down the edge
Then sewed together both sides of the point. The sash is done but it still needs some personalization.
Place the vinyl on your cutting mat frontside down, for glitter this means glittery side down.
Remember to reverse the text before cutting.
For my Cricut with a fairly new blade U used a blade depth of 3 speed of 2 and pressure of 3.
I peeled off the excess and then gently placed the words on the sash marking where I wanted them with baby clothes pins. the clear plastic you iron works just like transfer tape.
Last but not least you pre-warm the fabric for about 5 seconds and then place the words back on one section at a time. Pressing firmly with the iron for about 30 seconds. The wool setting on my iron works perfectly for me. this is all a bit of trial and error depending on your iron but less is more you can always put the iron back on
Well they tell me that spring is here…. I don’t believe them, I live in Minnesota.
Last weekend I made a spring outdoor tile to decorate the empty flower box near my front door. Personally I think one of the hardest parts of any project like is gathering the words or phrases to use, you need soo many! So to help you out a little here is my list from this project:
April Showers, May Flowers, Fresh Air, Blooming, Renewal, Butterflies, Puddles,
Umbrella, Sunshine, Grow, Green, Grass,Colorful, Tulip, New Life, Rainbow,
Breeze, Rain, Spring, Blue Skies, Daffodils, Lilacs, Galoshes, Birds, Bumble Bee
1. I cut out lines of words in 3 colors, I made sure each line was about 11.75 inches wide to cover the whole 12 inch tile. I also made sure to have different fonts for each line and each color. Hint: If you don’t have many fonts do some in all UPPERCASE it makes them look like a different font (see the center purple line.)
2. Then I weeded the cutouts and covered them in transfer tape.
3. I used a paper cutter to slice them in to strips and the put them in the order I wanted on the tile rotating colors.
4. Then its as simple as peeling off your ‘stickers’ and placing them on the tile. I HIGHLY suggest starting with your center line and building out from there.
5. Thats it all done!