As the creative type, I highly recommend DIY projects. They are fun, meaningful, and when done right, they can be easy on the pocket book! I will talk about many things DIY but for this week I will pick my favorite. My absolute favorite tool for my DIY projects is my silhouette cameo. It can do all things: design pictures to be framed, label Olivia’s school supplies, tag Teagan’s bottles, and even my Christmas gifts.
It takes the simplest of things and makes them extraordinary! When one of my girlfriends got married, I made everything necessary for her bachelorette party: t-shirts, beach spikes, cups. It was so much fun to make and so personalized. That same girlfriend came over just the other day and we created all of her Christmas gifts for her combined family.
Turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary is my game. I get all of my products online with Amazon. That two day shipping is where its at! With it being Christmas time, I will chat about the different DIY projects you can do with your Silhouette cameo.
- Initials for Yeti cup. There are other brands out there, but this one has held true throughout the years. Writing out the name or monogramming the initials will work. I went for the full name. We got a navy yeti will silver trim. The color for the vinyl we went with was Grey. It came out looking amazing!
- Jewelry bowl – I got these really cute square bowls that I knew would come in handy for jewelry dishes for girls to be able to put their jewelry in. We went with the Single Initial in the middle and the first name on the back sort of shadowing the initial. Super cute! In Lily Pultzer print.
- Coffee mugs – For these they were simple plainly colored mugs. For the elder ladies in the family we chose to do a Lily print vinyl, the name in print, with a cute border going around it. For the younger peeps in the family: we went with a grey ombre mug. Navy blue vinyl for the guys, thin script lettering, with a mustache for good measure. For the girls, we went with gold glittered vinyl, script lettering, and a pineapple. I just know everyone is going to love it.
- Canister – Have someone older in your family that you aren’t sure what to get? You cannot go wrong with a simple canister. It was marble with grey and white – I chose black vinyl for the lettering because it is a classic. Simple script initial with a circle around it. It looks timeless.
- Ornaments – This was a fun one to do because we were able to get Olivia involved with it. We bought clear ornaments, put a little paint inside and let her shake the ornaments until the paint went all the way around. For a cleaner version of this you can use tissue paper! And then, Just simply cut out our letters and let the kids put them on the ornaments.