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  • DIY Gold Foil Print - Geometric Buffalo

    DIY Gold Foil Print

    If you hadn’t guessed yet, I love gold. I really love metallic gold anything. I decided the other day that I wanted a gold foil print but I knew what I wanted in my head and didn’t want to go scouring Etsy for someone else’s version of what I had in mind. I remembered I had some printable gold foil in my Silhouette stash and decided to make up my own way of making a gold foil (faux) print. This is isn’t a real print but rather a gold foil decal placed on white cardstock. Here’s what I did to make it. Supplies: Printable gold foil Silhouette machine (similar machine or an exacto knife to cut by hand) white cardstock picture frame (I really like this one!) Instructions: Find an image you want to create in gold foil. I found this geometric buffalo and I KNEW that’s what I needed. If you didn’t know, I live in Buffalo, New York so this was a no brainer. It’s stylish and quirky and has real meaning to me. Win, win, win! Download…

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  • DIY Floral Faux Wallpaper

    It’s no secret that I’m head over heels in love with my Silhouette Cameo. I tell people I use it on a daily basis and I don’t think they believe me but it’s true. I even have a special setup in my craft room where I ran the power cord through my craft island so it’s always ready to go! It is my “go-to” crafting tool. That being said, this was key element in designing my floral faux wallpaper for my bathroom that I showed you yesterday. If you missed that post, check out my glamorous bathroom reveal here. It goes without saying that the faux wallpaper is the focal point and the BEST part of this tiny little bathroom. I decided to create a floral focal wall using my Silhouette machine and some gold vinyl.  Since I sell vinyl decals on Etsy, I had enough gold vinyl in my stash to cover every wall in my house but decided against it. 😉 I live with 5 boys in my family and I’m not sure they’d appreciate that very much. I’m…

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  • DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe – Last minute gift idea

    This DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub is seriously amazing. I’m kind of obsessed with it. Sugar scrubs are so beyond easy to make and anyone would love this gift.  DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe  4 cups of sugar 6 candy canes 2 tsp of Peppermint extract 1 cup of baby oil *yields 7 (8 ounce) mason jars Instructions In a blender, blend the candy canes until they are completely crushed. You do not want too many chunky pieces of candy because that would hurt in a scrub! Make sure it’s pretty fine. It should resemble the consistency of the sugar.  In a large bow, mix all ingredients and divide equally into the jars.  Print your tags and attach them with ribbon. You could also print them on sticker paper if you want to stick the labels on the jar. I did 2″ sticker labels for the lids. Download and print your labels below: Peppermint Sugar Scrub gift tags Merry Christmas, friend tags   I made 12 jars for my girlfriends for under $17.  That’s a little over a dollar a jar!…

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  • DIY Glittery Confetti Garland – So easy and cute!

    2014 is right around the corner! Celebrate the New Year with this DIY Glittery Confetti Garland. It is SO easy to make and such an inexpensive, gorgeous project!  I used a 1 1/2 circle punch to cut out all the circles. I got glitter paper from Joann’s, just make sure you don’t use too thick of paper. I cut out 3 pages worth of circles.  Then its time for the fun part… sewing! It’s way easier then it seems. Just start feeding your circles into the sewing machine. I left a little bit in between each circle.  It’s that easy!! It makes the perfect garland for any event or even everyday decor. For more gold, glittery inspiration, check out our 50 amazing New Years ideas!  …

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  • DIY Glittered Polka Dots and Mermaid Party Decor

    My poor Silhouette has been working over time the last few weeks. Between Halloween Party invitations, planning our 10 year High School reunion decor, to my little girls 5th birthday party. That machine has done wonders for me. This past weekend was my daughter Leesie’s 5th Birthday party. It was  such a fun party! I was first just going to get some pizza and a bounce house and call it good, instead 2 days before the party I had a burst of energy and decide to do some decor. Leesie picked a mermaid party theme and I got to work. Today I am just going to talk about a part of the decor and next week I will finish up with part two.  Like I said before I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project and I also used the new Double-Sided Adhesive Starter Kit This is what I did…   I cut out and glittered blue and aqua “bubbles” and I stuck them onto the garage to add a little more texture to the party decor. This was sooooo simple.  First I…

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  • Gold Polka Dot Wall

    I love any good, and cheap decor idea. Then add gold to the mix and I am sold! I love that if you are renting, this is the perfect idea for inexpensive, removable wall decor! Let me tell you how I did it and the few things I would have done differently. Materials: THIS GOLD CONTACT PAPER THIS CIRCLE CUTTER (also available at Joann’s or Michael’s and you can use a coupon!) or an electronic cutter (Silhouette or Cricut) I started to cut out 2 inch circles then I changed my mind, although it could have been done I knew a much fast way to get the circles cut out perfectly. I used the Silhouette Cameo if you don’t have one already, you should ask Santa for one! It’s one of my all time favorite and most used craft tool! Believe me, its worth every penny. Anyways, here are my images I created on the Silhouette software.  I sent the contact paper through the machine and within a short time it was done.   On my wall, I wanted the dots and…

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  • Custom Rhinestoned Dance Bags

    My two girls just started dance. They are both in tap and ballet which means they both need a dance bag. I searched high and low for an affordable and cute dance bag. The cheapest I found that I liked was $19.99. There was no way I was going to pay $40 for dance bags on top of the new taps and ballets and tutus I had to get. I was at Hobby Lobby and I found some cute little side canvas bag for $9.99 a piece then they were 50% off. I could not bet that price even if I just used the plain pink bag but I had to make them “cuter” and more personalized. Using the Silhouette Cameo and the Rhinestone Kit I rhinestoned each bag for the girls.  I did the same thing as THIS PAST PROJECT Here are still a few pictures…I first created the image through the silhouette program I used the smallest letters offered on the silhouette program since I had pink size 10ss rhinestones. Here is what Millie’s bag looks like Here is Leesie’s bag Here are the girls…

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  • DIY Magnetic Chore Charts

    It’s summer time and let’s face it, Summer can get hard with kids falling out of their routines and habits they created during the school year. This DIY Magnetic Chore Chart is super easy and really effective for kids! First, you’ll need your Silhouette Shapes. The cool thing is that with the Designer software, you can purchase shapes and alter them to be exactly what you need. The possibilities are really endless with the Designer Edition software. If you don’t have it already, you need to get it asap! You can purchase it here. We used these two chore chart shapes: Shape 1, Shape 2. There are a few more but these are the ones we chose that suited the needs of our children’s age/skill levels when it comes to chores and responsibilities. Next, you’ll design you “chore” images to your linking. We loved the look of the colored background with a white “chore” image. For this part, don’t forget to have your circle background image set to “Cut” and your shapes (toothbrush, toilet, etc.) set to “no cut”. We also…

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  • DIY Herringbone Stenciled Table

      I’m super excited to share with you one of my favorite roadside finds/makeovers! I am a sucker for gold then you pair it with the beautiful wood stain and fuh-get about it! I love it! I found this cute little table left abandoned one day. Immediately, I had a project in mind before I even scooped it up and put it in my car! I was shocked that someone would get rid of such a sturdy cute little table! Maybe not everyone is a furniture hoarder like me! 😉 First, I wiped it down really good and removed all of the gunk off of it. Then, I used my Silhouette and made a herringbone stencil out of vinyl and stuck it on the top. Once I attached the vinyl, I took some gold metallic spray paint and sprayed the top of the table. I really love the wood tone in this piece so I just opted to paint the top only. Next, I rolled a coat of polycrylic over the top to prevent any spray paint from getting scratched…

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  • Thanksgiving "Give Thanks" sign

    Well Fall is in full swing! It’s nice and cool/cold in most areas and the leaves have changed and fallen! I already completed my Fall Mantel but I wanted to make just one more thing to remind us to “Give Thanks” since that is really what Thanksgiving is all about. This is a super easy and quick craft and I think it adds the perfect touch to any mantel, shelf or it would even be perfect on your Thanksgiving dinner table!  Here’s how it’s done: 1.  I had a piece of 1″x6″x5′ board I purchased from Home Depot a while ago. I measured 26″ long and marked the wood. 2. Next, I took my jigsaw and cut the board on my marking. If you don’t have a jigsaw, Lowe’s and Home Depot will cut wood for you if purchase it in their store. I got my jigsaw at Walmart for around $20 and I love that I have it on hand for quick cuts like this. 3. Then, I painted the board with Folkart Gold Metallic paint with a sponge…

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  • How to stencil a design on furniture {Biplane Dresser Makeover}

    My two little boys share a bedroom and it is a vintage airplane themed room. My kids love airplanes so we knew it was perfect for them. They have loved it! You can see the full post and lots of photos here. Fast forward… and baby boy #3 is expected to arrive in March! This bedroom is super super spacious so we aren’t worried about squeezing the little babe and his stuff into the room.  I have a list of about 800 million projects for baby but I needed to start with painting his dresser since we will be losing our warm weather here in New York pretty much any day now. I looked for a dresser with a “flat front” for a month or so. I knew what I wanted to do with it but finding it was not easy. Craigslist and thrift stores were not helping me out. Then, one day I stumbled into a nearby thrift store “just to check” after the gym one day and there she was! It was marked $55 which is more than I…

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  • Best Bachelorette Gift Ever!

    I use to order these “little black panties” from a company, and it would normally cost around $35 with shipping. This gift is so thoughtful and fun! Brides I have given these too still talk about them! When I got the Silhouette machine I knew I could get the same thing for a lot less! It was SOOOO EASY too! I started with the Rhinestone Starter kit  ( you don’t need the whole starter kit just the rhinestones, and the template kit) and some cute cotton “boy shorts” from target!  I set up my silhouette with my #3 blade I had to buy the special “rhinestone letters” from the silhouette shop. It is very important to remember that you can NOT adjust the size of the letters or else the rhinestone template will not work! Measure the fabric that you will be adding the rhinestones to, that way you will know which size of letters to use.  Here are the pictures I took of my project! Silhouette does a much better job explaining how to do it!  I will add their…

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