In search of a homemade gift from my kiddos, I saw a few variations on Pinterest of this idea, mostly using footprints. They were super cute, but I didn’t want to invest in a large canvas big enough for feet. Instead I used an 8×10 canvas panel that I purchased on Amazon in a 12 pack (around a dollar a piece). I outlined the circle for my oldest kiddo and he painted the sun. Then I helped each munchkin make three or four fingerprints on the canvas. Using my trusty Silhouette I cut out the letters in vinyl and applied to the canvas. I love how it turned out! On the back (not pictured) I put “Made with Love and Little Fingers” and had all my kids sign their names.
We took a special trip to Disneyland to celebrate a special birthday girl turning six. She needed a cute shirt to wear on her big day!
Want to see other Disney shirts I made? Here’s our Halloween costumes from last year, just a phone picture, sorry:
It seems like everyone I know is having a baby girl.. which is fabulous! I made these hair bow holders out of items I already had at home.
- A 12×12 canvas (or whatever size you want)
- Felt (doesn’t matter what color, just used for “softness” or filling behind fabric, about 16×16 inches
- Cute material, 16×16 inches
- Staple gun
- Hair bow making supplies
Basically, make a mini quilt, without finishing the edges, then staple it around the canvas. Like this:
1. Layer felt and material, sew three equally spaced lines down the center of the fabric (this will be where you place the ribbons).
2. Line up the ribbon along the sewed lines (I taped them on with painter’s tape) and then secure them by sewing along the edge of the fabric. You want the actual ribbon loose so that hair clips can be attached. The ribbon is only attached at the bottom and top.
3. Place “quilt” material face down and fold over edges. Secure with staple gun.
4. Make some cute bows, attach to ribbons, all done!
I’ve been jumping on the mustache trend, I’m mean really, how can you not?
Using my Silhouette and outdoor vinyl, my outdoorsy friends got these beauties for their wedding gift. In case its hard to tell from the picture, I did the lips and mustache on one side and their names on the other. If you want to see some other Nalgene bottles I’ve done, check out here.
There are no words to describe how much I love Ana White and her site of free designs. I have a LONG list of many of her projects I’d like to try. Here’s the first attempt at one of her designs, an entry table I’ve been eying for awhile.
If I were to do anything different, I would have stained the wood, then wiped it off with a microfiber towel so some of the wood grain could show through. I did it this way to match my stairs, but I would have preferred the grainier look. If you like the stain color, its Rosewood from Home Depot.