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Chocolate Bunnies Sign

For my friends I wanted to make a cute little board they could put on their shelf for Easter.
Chocolate Bunnies wood board
Let me show you how easy this is to make!
Supplies needed:
Wood board
Paint (I used white)
Brown ink
Vinyl (I used brown)
Mod Podge
Cut your wood board to the size you like and paint white.
Using a brown ink pad ink up the edges a bit.
Cut out a cute Easter saying on vinyl.  I thought this was such a cute saying because I just love Chocolate bunnies at Easter time!
chocolate bunny vinyl
Put your vinyl on your board.
Chocolate bunny wood board

I add a layer of Mod Podge over the top to make sure the vinyl doesn’t peel up.  It usually does not – but I like to make sure.

Let dry and put on your shelf – so cute!
Chocolate Bunnies wood board
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 FacebookTwitter , Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.
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Lucky as Can Be St. Patricks Sign

In trying to keep with my Lucky theme for my St. Patrick’s Day decor I made this little Lucky board to sit on my shelf.  This one is so super simple and quick!

Lucky wood board

First start with a board and paint it white.  Then pick a really cute piece of cardstock and cut it to the size you want.  Then using Mod Podge adhere it to your board.  Here is my board with my cute paper

Wait for the Mod Podge to dry then add a cute vinyl word.  My vinyl says “Lucky as can be!!”

Add some Mod Podge over the top to seal everything together and let dry.  I think this turned out so cute and took no time at all!

Lucky wood board

If you liked this you may want to check out my Lucky wood blocks as well.

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 FacebookTwitter and Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.

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Snowflake Candles

Before I pull out the Valentine decorations I decided to decorate a little bit for winter.  As part of my winter shelf display I made these cute Snowflake Candles.  The best part was how inexpensive and easy it was to put together!

I bought these candles from the Dollar Tree – so I spent only $3

Then I cut out about 20 snowflakes from white vinyl.  This snowflake design had a small snowflake in the center so I was able to use both pieces.
Place the vinyl snowflakes on the candles.
I like how they look on my winter mantle.
 Check out my blog Summer Scraps to see the other items on my winter mantle – I think it turned out cute!
Summer is the author and owner of Summer Scraps.  She is grateful and constantly inspired by her family. 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 FacebookTwitter and Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.

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Simple Valentines Canvas Decor by Tausha

I heart the day of love! I really do. I love the pink and red candy, the class valentines and the red pancakes I make for breakfast on February 14th.

The only thing that I don’t really love is the decor options that are available to purchase. Wa-waa 😦

I know that I am not the only one who feels this way, so I thought that I would come up with a simple piece of Valentine’s decor! You are excited..right? Wa-hoo!

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Supplies needed:
Canvas-it’s ok if there is something already on the canvas (painting) because you will cover it up
Paper
Adhesive
White round paper doily
Red heart doily
Red glitter
Junk Bow
“14” cut out of Brookie Vinyl
I love a simple project and this one is no different. It even goes a little bit faster if your kids are in bed and you have a diet coke and some chocolate to keep you company.
Directions
(you are going to want to glitter your heart doily before you start and let it dry overnight.)
1-I covered my canvas (that was previously a craft FAIL) with cute polka dot paper. I then added a strip of old school lined paper. I used double stick tape to adhere it. Worked like a charm.
2- I then added the vinyl 14 that I cut out with my Cricut Mini. I used the Storybook Font.
3- I then adhered the white doily  Some of the doily will fold over the edge of the canvas.That is what you want. I just glued it down on the sides.
4-Add your glittered, red heart, doily. Double stick tape to the rescue again.
5-I love a great junk bow-so that was one of final steps. Not sure what a junk bow is? Don’t worry, I did a whole post about it. You can read about it here. 
6- I used a fine point pen to draw “I love you” & to outline the 14. This is totally optional. So, if you hate your handwriting, no worries.
Done and done! I finished this whole project while watching an episode of Nashville. So, it doesn’t take too long. I hope that you will try this project out. I think that you will really LOVE the results!
If you want to find more simple projects, diy and decorating how to, you can check out my blog:

Tausha 

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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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Winter Subway Tile by Kaysi

Hi!  It’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple again.
Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start thinking about the next three months: winter.  It’s a hard time and sometimes depressing, so I like to decorate for it with bright turquoise and red and try to make the best of it.  One of my favorite things to use with vinyl are tiles.  They are so inexpensive, so easy to use and look great.  One of the best parts is that you don’t have to paint them, they are just ready to put some vinyl on them.
With a 12×12 tile, I made some winter subway art with all the things that remind of me winter.
winter tile (1)
I just love the colors together!
winter tile (2)
It was super easy to make, I have one for every holiday!
Thanks for having me again!

I would love it if you followed along.

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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.
noel plates step 2
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.

noel plates step 3 L

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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