Friday, April 3, 2015

Project... Monogram Door Hanger

This was a super fast project to complete... wait... aren't all projects with stickers really fast to complete?!

What you'll need for this project:
  • Michael's frame and Monogram (or something similar)
  • Sticker sheets from
  • Sharp xacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Vinyl scraper if you want

I started with a thin frame and monogram I picked up at Michael's for about $10 or less.  I used a coupon!  2 coordinating sheets of vinyl from Modern Sticker Company.  My frame measured about 18" x 22" inches so I used one of the New 24" x 48" pieces of vinyl so I didn't have to seam it anywhere.  I used the Coral Quatrefoil for the larger and the striped sheet from the Coral 12"x12" pack.

I started with the monogram first.  Cut my vinyl slightly bigger than the monogram and determined my placement.  Next flip the vinyl over and remove the paper backing.  Position monogram face down and get ready to trim!

 Keeping the monogram face down trace around the edges with your very sharp xacto.  Very Sharp is key!  It makes the edges much more smooth and way easier to cut!  Cut around all edges and the inside.  Flip over... and voila!  Monogram done!

Now for the frame...
Same procedure as the  monogram.  Cut the vinyl to fit the frame with a little hanging over the edges.

 Remove the paper backing and stick the frame face down onto it.  As you can see in the picture below I saved the vinyl from inside the frame to use on a later project.  I just left the paper backing on.  Once I trim around the inside of the frame I'll have that extra piece for something else.  You don't have to do that step :)

 Flip it over and smooth the vinyl down.  Press all along the edges.  You can either trim from this side or flip it face down like we did the monogram and trim off the excess.

I had some white tulle on hand and used that to connect my pieces together and hung that baby up!  I think tying it all together took longer than actually making it!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Banner

Project... Spring Banner

Items used for this project:

 These banners from Michael's come triangle cut with 6 to a pack with the holes cut for just a couple of bucks!!  Such a fun find!  They have other banner shapes too and you could easily buy multiple packs to create whatever size of banner you wanted. 

 I sanded the edges a bit before I got started but other than that they were ready to go!  I chose the vinyl and cut it down to size.
Pull the backing off your vinyl and press the triangle piece onto it.  Trim the edges with a sharp x-acto knife.  For the holes I just made a little slit with the blade and then pushed the vinyl through it as best as I could.  You could also cut the holes out completely, which I did do on one of them but liked the pushed through look better.

 Once all the triangles were trimmed I cut some spring letters out of a matte dark grey vinyl.  But after applying the dark grey I realized it blended a little too well... so back to the cutter I went for a layered look.  White vinyl background with the dark grey on top did the trick :) 

Strung some white ribbon that I had laying around through that banner and called it day!  

See my other post about here about the Polka Dot Monogram I covered to complete this finished look.

You know what makes me super happy about this particular banner!??  When spring is over I can flip the triangles around make a new banner on the other side!! Ha!  Autumn... Summer... Happy!  Anything!  2 for 1 kind of fancy going on here!!  Enjoy!