Category Archives: In the Kitchen

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
polka dot jar (1)
I spray painted it turquoise and then added the vinyl circles.
polka dot jar (2)
I wrapped the thread with some yellow ribbon and glued it.
polka dot jar (3)
Then I added my utensils.  Super easy!
polka dot jar (4)
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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Valentine Treat Plate

Hi again!  It’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought that I would decorate a plate that I got from the $1 store.  When I think about Valentine’s day, I can’t help to think about glitter, so I decided to use some awesome pink glitter vinyl.
All I did was just add the vinyl to the red plate, super easy!
vday plate (1)
I love how it sparkles!
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I had fun coming up with the conversation hearts, I felt like I was in jr. high again Smile
vday plate (3)
Thanks for having me here today!

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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!

noel plates tutorial finished close

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.

noel plates tutorial finished 3

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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Holiday Plate

Hi, it’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.  It’s amazing how vinyl can really transform something plain and boring and make it into some so pretty and festive.  Every holiday I make a vinyl plate and put it on top of my piano.  Here is the one that I made for Christmas:
Christmas Plate (1)
I just took a regular plate, an old one that we don’t use much anymore.  Then I spray painted it red.
Thanksgiving plate (1)
Added some green and white vinyl.
Christmas Plate (2)
And now I have a pretty Christmas plate that cost me next to nothing!
Christmas Plate (1)
Thanks for having me today!
I would love it if you followed along.
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What’s Cookin? Simple Wall Menu

Hi, it’s Kaysi again from Keeping it Simple.
One of my favorite things to do is get myself organized using chalkboard vinyl.  The stuff is amazing and works really well.  I made this chalkboard menu and put it right on my fridge.  It’s nice to know what I’m cooking that day and it’s always nice to have it on display so everyone else in the family knows what I’m cooking too.
chalkboard menu
Thanks for having me today!
Looking for chalkboard vinyl….visit our friends over at
Vinyl Outlet for a full selection of Brookie Craft products.

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Vinyl Inspiration from Silhouette

We are so excited to share some great inspiration from our friends over at the Silhouette Blog. They really know how to rock the VINYL and the inspiration there is endless. Since we’re huge fans of the Silhouette Cameo at Brookie, we thought it would be fun to share their great blog with our readers.

Decorate your Creative Space & Chalk Board Labels

 

 

 

 

 

Chalkboard Label Blog Post

Back to School Folder Decals

 

 

Student Folder Decals

Labeling with Vinyl

DIY Utensil Labels

DIY Vinyl Labels Blog Post

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