I’ve posted before about my Silhouette Portrait machine. However, I wanted to do a little bit more with it and show you how to make some amazing decor items. For this post, you will need a Silhouette Portrait or Cameo. Even if you don’t have one, ask a friend to borrow theirs! You can create a lot in just a day.
(Read on for a discount on vinyl!)
The supplies were super cost effective and I made all of these signs from one batch of supplies. I bought my vinyl at Bogo Vinyl. There are LOTS of places to buy vinyl. There is removable vinyl, indoor vinyl, outdoor vinyl, etc. You can buy it in LOTS of colors, in matte and shiny and even glitter! Yes, it’s overwhelming.
I bought a pack of twelve 8×10 canvases from Amazon.com. They cost about $12. (About a buck a piece!)
I used tacky spray, Mod Podge and paint I had on hand. The tools you see in the photo below came with the Silhouette.
So without going into too many instructions on how to use the Silhouette…I’ll tell you that creating signs like these are super easy. You can design one yourself..pick your picture and saying, or download one of their TONS of designs. I bought a lot of designs during their holiday sale when they were .50 a piece. They are usually .99 cents.
I tried to match the theme of the saying to the color of the vinyl I was using. I had bought 5 sheets that were about 2 feet each. I got a LOT Of designs out of these, and I admittedly had some waste due to trial and error. Once you design your sign, simply have the machine cut it out. Then, remove the excess and use super easy contact paper to transfer it to your surface. You can use paper, metal, canvas etc.
Because canvas isn’t super sticky, it’s best to spray it with some tacky spray first. Then, put the design down and use the tools provided to make sure it adheres as well as it can. You can leave it as it is, but I used clear Mod Podge to seal it in.
I painted some of the canvases with Martha Stewart Craft Paint. You could use anything you have on hand…I had a little bit left in these bottles so I gave it a go. Two coats worked best. I love the depth they added to the design and I’d like to do this more with some brighter colors.
Super simple, this is one of my favorites and will be going up in my office. With materials, supplies and the designs, these probably cost about $3 each to make. It was fairly quick and easy, and a lot of fun getting creative! More to come!
On another note, if you want to get vinyl in this color, visit Bogo Vinyl. All Joyful Organizer readers can get 20% off their order with code TheJoyfulOrganizer!