Friday, April 24, 2015

The Crafted Collective: 60 DIY Wall Art Ideas

Hey, y'all! It's been quiet on the blog this week, but I'm back today with another edition of the Crafted Collective!  Today's roundup theme is probably one of my favorites: DIY Wall Art Ideas.  I do love myself a good piece of DIY wall art, so I had a lot of fun finding projects for today!
The Crafted Collective: 60 DIY Wall Art Ideas www.pitterandglink.com
As usual, you'll see fifteen DIY wall art project ideas here, and you can find the other forty-five ideas at my co-hosts' blogs.

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily of The Benson Street | Kara of Happy Go Lucky

Now let's get to the fun project ideas!
Sharpie Faux Chalk Art from Lolly Jane

DIY Wooden Slab Key Holder from The Crafted Life

Faux Butterfly Art from Young House Love

Yay Wall Art from Vintage Revivals

DIY Interchangeable Instagram Photo Frame from Pitter and Glink

DIY Bracket-Shaped Barn Board Sign from Sawdust & Embryos

Pull-Down Style Botanical Wall Hanging from Francoise et Moi

Watercolor Wood Letters from Persia Lou

Do It Yourself Quote Canvas from The DIY Diary

DIY Photo Plaque from A Pumpkin and a Princess

DIY Birch Plywood Wall Hanging from Lemon Thistle

How to Marbleize Paper from A Beautiful Mess

DIY Barn Wood Scrap Art from Liz Marie Blog

DIY Slatted Summer Sign from The Crafted Sparrow

Upcycled DIY Marquee Sign from Upcycled Treasures

Don't forget to check out the other DIY Wall Art Ideas from my co-hosts!

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Emily of The Benson Street

Kara of Happy Go Lucky

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Friday, April 17, 2015

The Crafted Collective: 60 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Hey, y'all!  It's Friday, so you know what that means, right?  It's time for another edition of the Crafted Collective!  Each Friday, myself and three of my blog friends share roundups centered around a specific theme.  
This week we're collectively sharing 60 DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts.
The Crafted Collective: 60 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas www.pitterandglink.com
Make sure you check out my co-hosts' teacher appreciation gift ideas too!
Kirsten: Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily: The Benson Street | Kara: Happy Go Lucky
The Ladies of the Crafted Collective www.pitterandglink.com
Now on to the ideas...
Teacher Appreciation Tote Gift Idea from Balancing Home via Tatertots & Jello

 Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set from Happy Hour Projects

 DIY Apple Mason Jar Tutorial from The 36th Avenue

 DIY Teacher's Gift Pencil Box from Dawn Nicole Blog

String Art Apple Chalkboard Frame from Pitter and Glink

 Refreshing Teacher Gift Printables from Strawberry Mommycakes via Capturing Joy

 Teacher Poem and Plant Gift Idea from The Crafting Chicks




 DIY Teacher Appreciation Memo Pads from 4 You with Love


Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift from Pitter and Glink


Last Minute Teacher Gift from The Happy Scraps
I hope you found something to inspire you!  Make sure to check out 45 other teacher appreciation gift ideas from my co-hosts!
 
Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

The Benson Street

Happy Go Lucky

Happy crafting!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Inexpensive Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift Idea

Hey, y'all!  Today I have a quick, easy, inexpensive teacher gift idea that would be perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day/Week.  Last week I shared 10 Teacher Gift Ideas from Teachers Themselves, and this gift actually covers two of those ideas.  I'm calling it my Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift, and it's both a personalized AND useful gift.
Inexpensive Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift Idea www.pitterandglink.com
  To begin the project, you need hand sanitizer.
Monogram dollar store hand sanitizer for the perfect teacher's gift. www.pitterandglink.com
 I bought the hand sanitizer I used from the dollar store.  You can get a large bottle for a dollar or three small bottles for a dollar if you want to really stretch your money.
Remove label residue with Goo Gone. www.pitterandglink.com
I peeled off the labels from the bottle and used Goo Gone to remove any residue left over.
A monogrammed apple Silhouette design. www.pitterandglink.com
Then I designed the monogrammed apple using my Silhouette program.  If you need an apple to use, you can download a free file I created {HERE}.  To create my monogram, I used a free monogram app on my phone and then emailed the monogram to myself.  I traced the monogram using my Silhouette program and centered it in the middle of the apple.  (In the screen shot above, I have filled all the pieces of the monogrammed apple with color.  I often do that when I'm going to cut a design with vinyl so that I can quickly decide what colors go well together.)  Group all the pieces together and then size the monogrammed apple to fit the hand sanitizer bottle you're using.
A monogrammed apple Silhouette design. www.pitterandglink.com
Then ungroup all the shapes.  You can cut each shape one at a time from vinyl, but I like to spread all the pieces out on the carrier sheet so I can cut once.  You can see what I mean below.
Monogrammed apple design cut with the Silhouette. www.pitterandglink.com
After the pieces of the design are cut, it's time to weed the vinyl.
Transfer vinyl pieces using clear contact paper for easy layering. www.pitterandglink.com
Tip: I don't have a weeding tool, so I often use a straight pin or the end of a craft knife to weed my designs.  Once the pieces are weeded, cut a piece of transfer tape or contact paper the size of the apple.  I used contact paper so that I can see my vinyl as I'm layering it.
Layered vinyl monogrammed apple. www.pitterandglink.com
Center the apple on the bottle and use contact paper to adhere it to the bottle.
Layered vinyl monogrammed apple. www.pitterandglink.com
Center the monogram on the apple and adhere it to the bottle.  Then add the stem and leaf.  Note: I used the same piece of contact paper to transfer all the pieces of my design.  Also, I hinged the contact paper when applying the monogram to make sure that I had the vinyl centered before adhering it to the apple.
Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift--An inexpensive Silhouette project perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day/Week. pitterandglink.com
And that's all there is to creating a cute, inexpensive, personalized teacher gift.  I'm not sure how much the small amount of vinyl I used cost because I didn't do the math, but I would guesstimate this gift costs less than $2 to make.  It's the perfect gift to show a teacher that you care without spending a lot of money.
Monogrammed Apple Teacher Gift--An inexpensive Silhouette project perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day/Week. pitterandglink.com
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