Sunday, August 28, 2011

Simple and Classy Word Art

Yesterday I had a bridal shower to go to.  I have been thinking and thinking of a gift, wanting to do something different.  So I started looking through Pinterest.  Wow you can find all sorts of things there!
This is what I came up with
Sorry, the lighting isn't very good.  I had to hurry and take the picture before we dashed out the door.

This was such a fast project!  I think I got it all done in 40 minutes.
I want to make one for me now too. 

Things you need to make it:
canvas (mine is from Hobby Lobby 16x20)
chipboard letters- any color
hot glue
spray paint

I figured out what I wanted it to say then glued the letters on with hot glue.  I used my big clear sewing ruler to help me keep things straight.
I had my chipboard on hand.  I used some of my much neglected scrapbook supplies!
After removing any strings from the hot glue we took this baby outside and spray painted it.
I used Heirloom White in Satin.
I didn't realize how bad the after pictures were!  Sorry. 
It really looked neat when it was all finished.
Love the simpleness of it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Personalize a backpack

There was a big sale on backpacks back in the very early part of summer.  It had lots of the Pottery Barn, Lands End backpacks with names embroidered on them.  It's great if you can find your child's name.  Mine, aren't too common so I really wasn't expecting to find one.  Which I didn't.  But for the prices I couldn't let them get by me.
So, I spent a good few hours unpicking the cute name off the backpack.  Wondering if it was worth it the whole time.  I even ran to Wal-Mart to see if I could find a new one that I liked.  I didn't.  Plus this one is so nice.  It even has padding.  So I prevailed.
Ta Da!
It was late when I took the pictures, so lighting isn't the greatest.  But I think it turned out great.  I even like it better than the embroidery. 
I pulled out my trusty Silhouette machine and used the fuzzy heat transfer material.
I wasn't able to get ALL the embroidery off.  But I covered it all up, so you would never know! 
 I finally got it finished Sunday night.  School started Monday.  Yes, I cut it very close.
Miss C approved of it whole heartily.  And that made it all worth it.