Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkins

This is not a project with vinyl but I guess you could actually put some on it. These were so fun and simple (and cute) I had to share.

The idea was found on a blog. So many fun crafty blogs out there! I did them at a friends house who was finishing a deck. How lucky was that, all the wood we wanted! We painted them up, roughed up the edges with my belt sander, hot glued a branch on, added ribbon and we had fun little pumpkins, all different sizes and colors. So much fun and I have never got so many comments that people liked them and thought they were so cute. A fun and simple idea for fall.

We used 2x4 and 2x6 scraps for the wood. Each of us that made them took 7 home. When I got home I scoured my house for more wood and made 10 more, I couldn't get enough.
What fun gifts to give, everyone loves them!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Personalized Chair

It has been way too long since I put any new ideas up. I guess I have too much going on, although I am still getting lots of projects done and making lots of vinyl for other peoples projects.
This is something I thought would be a fun Christmas gift. I know that everyone has at least one of these chairs but to have it personalized and actually know which one is yours (everyone always seems to have the same ones) I thought was a fun idea. Although it isn't really vinyl on the final project, you do use vinyl to complete it. I used a cut out of vinyl with a last name. I actually weeded out the name, the part you usually use on things and kept it for another use. I used the vinyl that was left to put on the chair as my stencil. (you could actually make your own or buy some but this was sooo easy with the vinyl and it stuck on great!) Next get out your paint and paint away. It actually took a few coat of the white but it turned out pretty good (just don't look too close)! Next time I would press down the edges better and make sure there was better contact. The paint bled a little but just in spots where the vinyl wasn't pressed down enough. Fun idea and quick too!