Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fun Wall Art & The Sale!


Happy Tuesday guys!!

I want to share a fun wall art project with you guys!  I made these for the older girls' room but I think I may be making some more for mine as well... I love them.


I have 2 blank spaces next to their window that were begging for some love.  I found the branches and birds and that became my inspiration for this project.

I started with some scrap 1x12 I had from some of my latest projects.  These were about 24" long.


I'm kind of into stain at the moment so that's just what I did... Dark Mahogany.



While those were drying I started working on the cute stuff.

I used my Silhouette to cut shapes out.  I found the birds and branches on the Silhouette software and cut it out using the machine.  There is nothing better than shopping from the comfort of my computer chair.

I used Silhouette's Premium Vinyl for these birdies and branches.

Once the machine cut it, I peeled the extras off first.


Then, I used the transfer paper to attach it to my wood.  This is my first time to use the transfer paper and I LOVE it.  I usually try the old peel and stick method but I knew that wouldn't work with all the details.  



You just peel the transfer paper off.... So easy!
I had originally planned on being done at this point but I thought it needed a little extra something.  I remembered some cream flowers I had from making the baby some headbands. 


Pulled out the glue gun...


And started attaching.


I had to cover up my holes so I used some extra pearly buttons and hot glued them too.



I found these great hooks in the garden section at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off... Whoop!


I drilled a couple holes in each one, added some twine, and hung them up.... Well, actually I only got one up.

The babies were not enjoying this project as much as I was.  I did manage to get one up to show you though :-)






Hope you like it!

For those of you that stuck with me through those 348 pictures.... Here is this month's sale!

Shanty Silhouette Sale is running from 2/23 - 2/28

Use the code SHANTY at checkout to receive...

Silhouette SD Machine
1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
1 Roll of Frosted Vinyl
1 Roll of Transfer Paper
Home Decor CD

All for $225!!

ALSO!!

All Premium Vinyl is 25% off!!

Make sure to use the code SHANTY at checkout!

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions!

~Whitney

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12 comments:

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very creative and so cute!

april said...

I would definitely make one.:) thanks for your great ideas!

Bee happy said...

That looks ace! I am so envious, I have ordered some bird and branch transfers to stick on the wall but they are out of stock :(

Bee happy x

Tara said...

Just Purchased the Silhouette tonight thanks to your awesome promo code.. Thank you for sharing.. I didn't know such a thing was out there till I found your website...

Flipfloppingmamma said...

I gave you a Stylish Blogger Award today. Thanks for inspiring me daily! :)

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

These are definitely adorable. What a great project! I love the wood look totally cute.

Jen@jenslifeaswife said...

Great Idea! So cute. The hooks finish it off perfectly.

June@I will craft said...

Beautiful - simple and elegant.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Those turned out really cute!
I have wheels turning in my head for some ikea framed mirrors (the current project is on my blog) but doing something for my kids' rooms with vinyl on them would be so fun!

Brittany said...

Very Cute!!!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I know I'm a goober, but where do I find the Home Decor CD on the site?

Baezamama said...

http://thebaezablog.blogspot.com/2011/03/shantys-bird-plaque.html

I did it! I loved it THAT much! =) Thanks! {and I ordered my silhouette with your coupon code!}

 
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