Category Archives: Decorate Everything

Spring Time Polka Dot Jar

Hi again!  It’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.
I have a little obsession with polka dots.  I just love them!  It’s one of my all time favorite things to do with vinyl too, because it’s so easy.  You can use a cutter or just use a circle punch to cut the circles and then it just takes a few minutes to put them on!
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This is how I made this fun utensil jar:
I took just a regular jar that someone gave me
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I spray painted it turquoise and then added the vinyl circles.
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I wrapped the thread with some yellow ribbon and glued it.
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Then I added my utensils.  Super easy!
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Thanks for having me today!

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Using Vinyl to Writing on Dishes

Have you ever thought to write on dishes? My handwriting is not so great so when I want clean lines and the perfect lettering I use my vinyl as a stencil.

Here’s some screen shots from the Inspired by Pinterest episode called “Writing on Dishes” on My Craft Channel.

 Best method to fill in your letter is to go back and forth and move upward on the design. Do not go back over the area you’ve already colored if you want a solid colored in area.
But to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about…check out the episode here:

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DIY Sticky Stencil Love Sign

Wooden signs are all the rage right now.  They are so easy to make.  I used my Cricut to cut out the word LOVE using a sticky stencil.  You could use vinyl, too.  I did a sticky stencil so I can use it again.
You can use any paint for this project. Just make sure that both colors are the same type of paint {e.d.g.,spray paint, house paint, and tole paint}

Start out by painting ALL the wood white.  ***I had a craft fail {pictured}, so learn from me…paint the WHOLE sign because I didn’t and you can kinda see where I painted it.i PHONE PICS 2012 1121Next apply your stencil or vinyl.i PHONE PICS 2012 1123 Finish off by spray painting the whole sign again.  Remove your stencil and let it dry.i PHONE PICS 2012 1189 These are great to use for any occasion.

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Using Vinyl as a Stencil – Polka Dot Mirror

Have you seen these mirrors at Ikea?  They are $1.99.  Can’t beat that, right?  I bought a few, decorated one, and added it to my Valentine decor.

I started out by cutting polka dots out of vinyl using Cricut – craft room.  I removed all the dots and used the leftover vinyl as my pattern.  Then I wrapped it around my frame.

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I painted my frame with tole paint.  *This pic doesn’t show the the edges painted – I went back and painted them because it looked a little unfinished.

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When the paint dried I pulled off the vinyl and then sanded the whole frame to give it an aged look.  

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Now think of the other shapes and designs you could do!  If you wanted you could remove the mirror and make it a picture frame.
For more DIY projects be sure to visit Staci over at The Potters Place

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Simple Noel Plates for Holiday Decorating

I  know that I am not the only one who is intrigued when the title has simple in it. Right?

It seems like all we do this time of year is run, run, run & run some more. We love the idea of giving a handmade gift to friends, neighbors, or co-workers, just not all the time and effort it would require.

noel vinyl plates tutorial with Sassy Style Redesign

Am I right? Well, today is your lucky day! I have a truly simple project that will take minutes to do and the results look like you took forever. Everyone will be wondering how in the world you have time to look so fabulousand have time to make a homemade gift that doesn’t look like your 5 yr. old helped.

Interested?

First you need to gather all of your supplies.

noel plate supplies

4 White Plates-I used this design from Zion Mercantile because it’s versatile & I love it, but you could use whatever you want.
Vinyl-I used this fabulous glitter/red vinyl by Vinyloutlet.net (you can even emboss on this vinyl-it rocks)
A cutting machine-I used a Silhouette. You could use a Cricut or even Google images and a pair of scissors. If you really want a Sillouhette-you must check out this deal!
Because I used a Sillouhette, I chose my fonts online and cut them out. However, if you are using a Cricut, don’t stress, just use some fonts that you already have. If you are Google imaging it, this part is easy. Just find the font you want, size it in a word type document and print.
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Once you have your letters cut out on the vinyl, all you need to do is apply. I am pretty sure that you know how to do this but, just in case, I took a picture.

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Now that you have adhered all of your vinyl letters, you are good to go. I told you that it was easy!

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These are darling hung on a wall, or displayed with plate holders. (dollar store) You are going to be the talk of the town if you not only make them, but give them as well.

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Easy gifts rock, but easy gifts that take 10 minutes & make the recipient feel  loved are Fantastic!

 

For more fun, simple DIY & just plain inspiring stuff, head over and visit Tausha at her blog

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Gooble Til You Wobble

I love to decorate my mantle for the different seasons and one of my favorite ways is with words blocks.  I always have a different word on my mantle for each season.  This year I made up Some “Gobble Til Ya Wobble” words blocks.  I think they are fun and match my other fall items perfectly.

The blocks are made from wood, covered with fall paper and for the lettering I used brown vinyl.  I then embellished with raffia and brown ribbon.

Here is a close up of these cute blocks

How do you decorate for fall?

Summer is the author and owner of Summer Scraps.  She is constantly inspired by her 3 kids and has great support from her husband.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies and has a secret passion for video games.  Summer loves to share crafts and recipes.  You can also find Summer on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.

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Layering Vinyl for Gallery Wall

Hi again, it’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.
One of my favorite things to do with vinyl is layering it, it just looks amazing.  I wanted to make a sign with my last name to put over our family pictures.    I put our last name in bold letters and then put the words families are forever over it.  It was super easy to make and just looks great on my wall!
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I would love it if you follow along!

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