Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make This Easy DIY Nursery Art from a Cabinet Door

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Hey, y'all!  I have such a fun post to share with y'all today!  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that my husband and I are in the process of adopting a child.  After years of struggling with infertility, we are SO excited to finally be growing our family in the very near future.  We don't know if our future child will be a boy or a girl, so I've been keeping myself from doing too much nursery decorating.  This month I have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to share a post with y'all with the theme "On the Wall," and I thought this was the perfect excuse to create some art for my bare nursery walls.  I created a fun cut file featuring part of a Bible verse, and I used it to create some neutral nursery art.  As usual, I'm sharing the free cut file with you at the end of the post so that you can make your own!
Make This Easy Nursery Art from a Cabinet Door
 Part of what makes this art so easy to create is that it's made from an unfinished cabinet door.  Yep, my local Habitat Restore had some inexpensive unfinished oak cabinet doors for sale a while back, and they were the perfect size for art, so I purchased a few.  I just had to stain the door, paint the inside panel and add some vinyl to complete my nursery art.  I'm sure you'd like the full tutorial though, so here we go!

Step One: Stain the unfinished wood.

Whether you're using a cabinet door like me or a piece of wood with a handmade frame, you'll need to stain the wood.  I used the color Special Walnut from Minwax.  It's my favorite dark stain.

Step Two: Paint the background of the sign.

Once the stain is dry, use painters tape to tape off the inside panel of the cabinet door.  I used a white paint I had on hand, but of course you could use any paint in any color you'd like.
To keep your finish smooth, you may want to use a fine grit sandpaper (220 grit) in between coats.

Step Three: While the paint is drying, use your Silhouette Cameo to cut a vinyl decal for your sign.

You'll need the free Psalm 139:14 cut file I created for you.
Free Psalm 139:14 Cut File from pitterandglink.com
Open the file and size the design to fit your art.  Load vinyl into your Cameo and cut the design.  For this project, I used Series 31 Removable Vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.
Free Psalm 139:14 Cut File from pitterandglink.com

Step Four: Using a weeding tool, remove the excess vinyl from your design.

Applying a vinyl decal to a cabinet door to create art. pitterandglink.com

Step Five: Apply the vinyl design to your sign using transfer tape.

Cover the design with transfer tape.  Center the design on your sign.  A sewing gauge is great for this! Once the design is centered, secure it using painters tape.  Peel half of the design from the paper backing and cut the backing off.  Use a vinyl application tool to smooth the design onto the wood.  Repeat with the other side.  Remove the transfer tape.
Easy DIY Nursery Art | Create inexpensive nursery art from a cabinet door
 You can seal the art with a sealer if you'd like, or you can leave it as is.  I haven't sealed my art yet because I may end up adding some color to it later.
Easy DIY Nursery Art | Create inexpensive nursery art from a cabinet door
I put the art in the crib--I still can't believe there's a crib in my house!--to snap a picture, and it's just so cute!!!
Easy DIY Nursery Art | Create inexpensive nursery art from a cabinet door
I had so much fun creating this art, and I can't wait to hang it in my nursery.  I want to create more decor for the nursery, and, of course, I'll be creating some personalized onesies too.  Creating home decor and unique clothing is so easy with my Cameo and vinyl from Expressions Vinyl!  Make sure to check out Expressions Vinyl the next time you need vinyl for a project, and be sure to follow them on social media for project inspiration and special deals!
Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DIY Hand-Lettered Easter Cross Art + Free Cut File

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Hey, y'all!  I am so happy that spring is here, the weather is warmer and the sun is shining more often these days!  When I think of spring, I think of beautiful flowers and, of course, Easter, and I'm so excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today that I made using a unfinished wood cross, my Silhouette, and some beautiful vinyl sent to me from Expressions Vinyl.  I'm calling this project my DIY Hand-Lettered Easter Cross Art, and because I love you, I'm sharing the free hand-lettered cut file that I created so you can make your own.  And if that wasn't enough, there's an awesome giveaway from Expressions Vinyl at the end of the post.
DIY Hand-Lettered Easter Cross Art + Free Cut File
 This project is a pretty quick make, and it will look great on your mantel or your front door!  Let's get to the tutorial.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free First Love Devotion + Bible Journaling Printables

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Hey, y'all!  It's been a while, hasn't it?  I have been super busy this new year, and I haven't been blogging near as much as I was before the holidays.  Today I'm interrupting my unplanned hiatus to share an awesome freebie with you!  Y'all know that I love Bible journaling and collaborating with Christian author Jennifer Hayes Yates, right?  Well, she and I have teamed up again to share a free devotion and Bible journaling printable with y'all perfect for February--the LOVE month!
Free First Love Devotion Bible Journaling Printables
When Jennifer and I talked about teaming up again, we both loved the idea of this month's devotion centering around love.  As usual, Jennifer did a great job writing her devotion, and she gave it the perfect title: "First Love."  When I read what she wrote, I had so many ideas swirling around in my head.  I tried to cram as many of them on this month's printable Bible journaling goodies as I could.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Easy DIY Glitter Reindeer Ornaments

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Hey, y'all!  Can you believe that Christmas is just a few days away?  I seriously cannot.  I always have grand plans for Christmas, but the holiday season always gets so busy that I don't have time to do everything I planned to do.  This makes me sad, but I try to give myself some grace.  I can only do what I can do, right?  Maybe you're feeling the same way, but you still want to do a little holiday crafting.  Well, today's post is for you.  I have a SUPER easy ornament tutorial for you.  I'm calling these my Easy DIY Reindeer Ornaments, and you can whip up several of these in no time.
Last Minute Christmas Craft Easy DIY Reindeer Ornaments
Also, you only need a few supplies to make these as well, which is always a plus.  Enough rambling.  Let's get to the tutorial!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Easy DIY Monogram Ornament

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Hey, y'all!  If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE making Christmas decor, especially inexpensive, easy-to-make Christmas decor.  Today I have a DIY ornament tutorial for you that falls into both of those categories.  This ornament is part of a fun Ornament Challenge hosted by Expressions Vinyl.  Lots of talented bloggers have made ornaments using the Christmas Vinyl Theme Pack from Expressions Vinyl, and you get to vote for your favorite one over on the EV blog.  And while you're there, you can enter to win a $100 credit to Expressions Vinyl.  How cool is that?  Let me show you my ornaments so that you'll want to vote for me. *wink wink*
DIY Monogram Ornaments
Using some painted wooden disks, vinyl, and your Silhouette Cameo, you can create these beautiful monogram ornaments so easily.  The ornaments can even double as gift tags.  Let me show you how to make these.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free Printable Christmas Devotion + Bible Journaling Goodies

Hey, y'all!  I am so excited about the holiday season.  It's my favorite time of year!  I love sooo many things about it.  But you know what?  As magical as this time of year is, it's often very busy.  So busy that I sometimes feel exhausted by the time Christmas rolls around.  That feeling inspired me to write a devotion entitled "Rest in Him," and, of course, I created some printable journaling goodies to go along with it.  I'm sharing all this goodness with you today!
Free Printable Christmas Devotion + Bible Journaling Goodies
 Can I be honest with y'all for a second?  I'm a little nervous about sharing this devotion with you.  You see, I don't really consider myself a "writer."  Yes, I'm an English teacher, and, yes, I write project tutorials all the time, but this type of writing is different.  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wood Slice Ornaments on the Expressions Vinyl Blog

Hey, y'all!  I wanted to pop in for a moment today to let you know that I have a brand new post up over at the Expressions Vinyl Blog.  I'm showing you how to make these fab wood slice ornaments that can double as gift tags!
Handmade Wood Slice Ornaments
You're going to want to check out the post to see how I used HTV to make these beauties!  

You can find the post here.

Happy crafting!