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Castle Coasters

Happy Hump Day everyone! Nothing makes me laugh harder than that old Gieco commercial with the talking camel and the sentiment rings true, lately I have been happier than a camel on hump day!

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We had a good long weekend, I managed to clean out the spare room that we were using as a second junk room and start setting it up as a craft room. I got the room emptied out and painted, now all I need to do is decorate and fill it back up again! I will have a couple house posts coming up showing off the new craft room, and the basement that we have been working so hard on. All this work on the basement has also inspired me to  redecorate the upstairs so there will be some posts

When we aren’t working away on the basement or the craft room, I have been logging some serious craft hours with a friend. Her and I have really started to dive deep into the silhouette cameo crafting world. We have already had to replenish our Heat Transfer Vinyl supply 3 times and I now have more tee shirts with funny [read: awesome] things on them than I know what to do with. Here’s a sneak peak into something we’ve been working on that I could not be more excited about!

Sneak Peak

Now, did you know that you can iron heat transfer vinyl (HTV) onto tiles to make custom coasters? It’s super easy, and best of all, it hardly costs anything! I use the scraps of HTV leftover from other projects and the tiles are a whopping 35cents each. Seriously. 35 cents for a tile. That has got to be the cheapest hostess gift ever! For this set of castle coasters I bought this princess castle clipart from Etsy and turned four of the more fairytale castles into cut files in the Silhouette software

Castle Coasters

From there just cut out the castles on the cameo, weed off the excess and then place on the tile. I apologize for the lack of photos, I need to get better at taking them while crafting, but I just get so excited during that I forget to take photos for after. Anyway, after you iron them onto the tile according to the HTV’s instructions and peel off the plastic layer, just stick feet to the bottoms of the tiles, and voila! Castle coasters! We used little foam furniture feet, but I think I’m just going to use a drop of hot glue next time.

We also used the same cut files to make these adorable princess scotch glasses using etching cream and the silhouette stencil paper, but thats a post for another time! Also I need to find a better way to photograph etched glass. It is surprisingly hard! 

Castle Glasses

 

Have a good Wednesday and happy crafting!

Chelsea

DIY Throw Pillows

Hello out there! Or should I say, Hello There Handsome!  I apologize for my long absence, but it has been for a good reason, I am working on something pretty sweet, if I do say so myself! In the mean time, I have been keeping busy with lots of crafting and home decorating that I will be posting about very soon.

Now onto todays post! If you are anything like me, then you might find yourself invited to a lot of bridal showers at this time of year, looking for cool fun and unique gifts to bring to them. I had 2 showers this weekend, and to help break in my Silhouette, with something other than planner stickers, I thought i’d use it to make some shower gifts. A quick (alright, all evening) trip to IKEA for supplies, and then an evening of cutting and ironing resulted in these DIY Throw Pillows!

DIY Throw Pillows

I put them on my bed and liked them so much that I am heading out to IKEA to get more pillow cases!

DIY Throw Pillows

Matching mugs completed the gift, which were also pretty easy to make and turned out so cute!

DIY Throw Pillows

I’ll be posting tutorials soon, and links to find the supplies in Canada, but for now i’m just adding pretty pictures and then heading to bed!

Happy Crafting!

~Chelsea