Thursday, December 10, 2020
- Satori Arabesque Tiles (Lowes)
- SVG File ( Designbundles.net)
- Glossy Black Vinyl and Transfer Tape ( Cricut, JoAnn)
- Glue Gun and Glue
- Remove tile from backing, clean w/ alcohol or glass cleaner
- Size and cut vinyl in your cutting machine's software...I used Design Space / Cricut Explore Air2
- Weed vinyl and apply transfer tape
- Apply to tile
- Finish with ribbon hanger and bow
This one hits close to home since due to the pandemic, this will be the first Christmas we won't spend with our son because we are all in agreement about not traveling! So we each get one of these. I didn't include the laurels on his because he's kind of minimalist. Ours is on the tree.
If you can't beat it, laugh at it!
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
- Dollar Tree Snowglobe Kit
- Mini Figurines / Trees
- Faux Snow
- Jingle Bells
- Glue Gun and Glue
Monday, December 7, 2020
- Wood Paw Ornament Frame
- Acrylic Paints
- Mirror Sequins
Saturday, December 5, 2020
For smaller projects, I like using this paint pouring medium by Artists Loft from Michaels. The ratio is 1 part medium to 5 parts paint so a little goes a long way for smaller projects.
Ignore the pens because originally I thought I was going to do these w/ an alcohol ink technique and darn if my Sharpie wasn't as dry as the desert in which I live! The ornaments are the point here. I picked up a couple of these from Michaels not knowing at the time what I was going to do with them and of course now I'm kicking myself for not buying more because I LOVE THEM. They take the paint really well and aren't explicitly Christmas.
Clean your ornaments with alcohol to remove any residue, fingerprints etc. Mix your paints with the medium per the instructions on the medium. Now you're ready for your pour!
I did what's called a clean pour which means pouring each color individually vs a "dirty pour" where you can layer the paints in a cup before pouring. Pandemic takeout has been good for my craft supplies since I re-purpose the containers for craft projects!
Start with any color, pour a little, then pour the additional colors in them middle as shown until your surface is covered. You want the paint to drip down the sides to continue the pattern. I placed the ornament on an upside down cup to give it drip space.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
As I mentioned in my Giving Locally post, I had a few more ornaments and cards to make for local places I want to thank this holiday season. One of those is our Post Office, which for people like me who live in small towns, is a LIFELINE!
We don't get mail delivery at home so the joke with friends and family is that a few times a week we hitch up the mules and go into town. We're not that rural...we drive...in a car!
FedEx and UPS are hit or miss. Amazon is consistent in their deliveries. But out of an abundance of caution, we just have everything shipped to the Post Office and they have received everything from Chewy boxes to vacuums and sewing machines! So naturally I wanted to include them in my small expressions of gratitude.
I created this cut file in Cricut Design Space but I'm not fancy and have to learn how to create an SVG file which is going to wait until 2021!
Then cut using my Explore Air2 using glossy black Cricut Vinyl. Then, following the steps I showed in my Using Creativity To Give Back post, used it to make another tile ornament.
Can you tell I'm having so much fun with these?!