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Today I’m teaming up with Duck Tape® to share a Cabinet & Drawer Liner makeover with you all! Such a simple DIY project you can do for your kitchen and bathroom and have done in no time!
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Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Hello all, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest post! Today I’m teaming up with Duck Tape® to share a Cabinet & Drawer Liner makeover with you all! Recently I repainted all my kitchen cabinets and walls.  After I did that I really wanted to get the inside of the cabinets and drawers in order.

I contacted Duck Tape to see if they wanted to collaborate again on a new post! Last month we worked together on an Easter Bunny Post using their patterned Duck Tape.

Duck Tape is obviously everyones first choice when getting your cabinets and drawers lined. So lets get started!

Supplies Needed:

The Kitchen

As you can see I have quite a few cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. Since I recently gave them a fresh coat of paint, I wanted to keep the insides protected.  I noticed that all the drawers and cabinets shelves have been getting scratched up over the last 4 years.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Drawers

So the first step was to tackle the drawers!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

I pulled out everything from inside all the drawers.  It was a perfect time to toss half of the stuff that has been sitting in those drawers not used in years.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Then I wiped down all the insides of the drawers with a Clorox wipe.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Next it’s time to measure the size we need for the inside of each drawer. I pulled out my “Handy Dandy” measuring tape and got started.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Once I measured the inside I marked it off on the adhesive drawer liner.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

I used a long ruler that I had on hand to help keep all my lines even.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Once I cut it out I laid it inside to see if it was the perfect fit.  IT WAS!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Next I peeled the the top half down and lined it up at the back of the drawer. I used a scraper I had on hand to smooth the top part down.  You can use a hard card to do this part if you don’t have a scraper on hand.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Then I slowly started pulling the bottom piece back, just a little at a time.  All while using my scraper to keep it smooth and keeping out any air bubbles.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

See no bubbles popping up!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Wow that looks AMAZING!  I’m so happy that I picked this pattern for the drawers.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Now Its time to get these drawers a little more organized!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

These adhesive liners will keep these drawers safe and protected now from any scratches.  This is perfect if your ever planning on selling your house or if you live in a rental house to keep those drawers looking new.  Our cabinets were brand new and over the past 4 years the insides have gotten pretty banged up.

Cabinets

Now the 2nd step of the cabinet makeover adding liner to the cabinet shelves!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

This is truly an embarrassing photo of the inside of my cabinets. But this is my real life!

I cleaned out all the cabinets and wiped everything down with a Clorox wipe.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

For this part I just pulled out a shelf and rolled out my Easy Liner on top and cut around it.  It was the perfect size for all three shelves in the cabinet.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

See How perfect they fit!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

Just add your dishes back and your finished! Only took a couple minutes to do these cabinets, now onto the rest of them!

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

When my boys put the dishes away now, these liners will keep the cabinets from being scratched up.

Cabinet and Drawer Liner Makeover with Duck Tape®

As always thanks for stopping by! I hope this post inspires you to get your cabinets and drawers lined and protected.  Please let me know if you have any questioned regarding adding the liners or the liners themselves.

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DIY Easter Sign https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-easter-sign/ Thu, 01 Apr 2021 19:45:21 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12216
Hello friends, I'm sharing a last minute craft project using my Silhouette Cameo 4.  This DIY Easter Sign!
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Hello friends, I’m sharing a last minute craft project using my Silhouette Cameo 4.  This DIY Easter Sign!

I LOVE making my own signs.  I can customize the colors and look to fit my decor. With this Easter sign I wanted to go with a farmhouse feel.  Today, I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own custom Easter Sign!

So let’s grab our supplies and get started!

DIY Easter Sign Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Wall Panel 12×12
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Vinyl Sheet
  • Transfer Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Silhouette or Cricut Cutting Machine

Step 1 – Paint Wooden Panel

First things first… Let’s paint our wooden panel.  I painted the whole thing white first, then painted in the sides with black paint.

Only three coats of white paint was needed and one coat of black.  Let each coat dry 5 minutes.

Step 2 – Cut Your Stencil

Next find and cut your design. I found my design in the Silhouette library.  Measure your design to fit your wooden panel.

Once you have cut and weeded your stencil, you will need to add transfer tape on top.  This will help transfer your stencil over to the wood panel.  After you added your transfer tape, pull off the back of your vinyl.

Step 3 – Transfer Stencil

Now center your stencil onto the wood panel.  Use your scraping tool to adhere the vinyl onto the sign.

Smooth out any bubbles, to prevent any paint from bleeding.

Now remove your transfer tape.

Step 4 – Paint in Stencil

Since we have the perfect stencil now, it’s time to add our paint!

I filled in the stencil with my paint.  Only two coats were needed for this step.

Step 5 – Remove Stencil

Once the paint has dried you can gently pull up your stencil to reveal your Easter Sign!

Finishing Touches

Now it’s time to display! I can’t wait to start decorating the house for Easter.

I wanted a farmhouse feel with this Easter sign and I think I accomplished that!  Add a few spring flowers to complete the look.

If you have any questions or need more detail on this project please don’t hesitate to ask! As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project.

Looking for another simple DIY Easter project?  Check out my Floral Easter Bunny on Stand I made last week!

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Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape® https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/floral-easter-bunny-on-stand-with-duck-tape/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/floral-easter-bunny-on-stand-with-duck-tape/#respond Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:58:42 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12483 Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®
Spring is in the air! I'm sharing how I made this Bunny on a Stand using Duck Tapes patterned tapes. This is the perfect DIY Easter craft!
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Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Hello everyone, today I’m sharing a new post that I’m super excited about! I’m teaming up with Duck Tape® to share an Easter Bunny Duck Tape Craft with you all!

This is my first Spring/Easter craft of the year.  I’ve been working on re-painting and adding new baseboards to the house, so it’s been in chaos for the past month.  I’m finally getting everything back in order and I can’t wait to start decorating for Spring.

It was in the 70’s today and I loved it! I had all the window open in the house. This girl is ready for Spring!

Ok back to the craft, let’s get started!

Easter Bunny Craft Supplies Needed:

Getting Started

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 1 – Cover Form Brick with Marble Duck Tape

Start off by covering your foam brick with the marble Duck Tape.  I wrapped the tape around the sides first, then covered the top and bottom of the brick.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

It’s looks like real marble block! I love this design, I’ll be using it more often for sure.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 2 – Add Floral Duck Tape to Bunny

Next it’s time to add the floral Duck Tape! I started at the bottom working my way up the bunny.  Super easy right?!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

I tried to match the patten up best as I could.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 3 – Wrap Duck Tape Around Bunny

Now that you covered the front of the bunny we need to wrap the Duck Tape around to the back.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Just pull the Duck Tape tight around to the back.  Make sure to smooth out any bubbles or creases with your fingers.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

A beautiful floral bunny!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 4 – Cover Dowel Rod in Gold Duck Tape

It’s time to cover that dowel rod!  The dowel rod size can be whatever your preference is.  I used a small hand saw to cut the size I needed.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Cut your tape to length, lay the rod at the edge and start rolling!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Now we got a gold dowel rod!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 5 – Add Dowel Rod to Foam Brick

Now that we have everything covered in our Duck Tape it’s time to start putting it all together.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Lets add our dowel rod into the foam brick.  I used my “trusty” X-Acto knife to add an X into the center of the foam brick.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

I had some foam glue on hand, but you can use whatever kind of glue you want for this step.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Add a little glue to the center of your X and FIRMLY place your dowel rod inside.  Let dry for an hour or more if needed.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Step 6 – Add Bunny to Dowel Rod

Once your sure the glue has dried for the dowel rod, it’s time to attach the bunny.

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Prop the bunny up with some of the Duck Tape rolls.  Use your “handy dandy” hot glue gun to glue your bunny in place

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Finishing Touches

Now that were finished it’s time to display!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

Easter is 3 weeks aways and I haven’t even started decorating.  This project will kick me into gear for sure!

Floral Easter Bunny on Stand with Duck Tape®

This is one of the rooms I repainted and added baseboards!! It looks so bright and airy in here now!

DIY Easter Bunny Craft with Duck Tape®

Easter Craft with Duck Tape®

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my lasted project.  This was a perfect project to do with Duck Tape.  I loved how it turned out.  There are so many possibilities you can do with an idea like this for each holiday or season.

I’m thinking a coastal project like this will be in my future, I’ll keep you posted!

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DIY Gingham Scrapbook Paper and Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-toilet-paper-roll-easter-rabbits/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-toilet-paper-roll-easter-rabbits/#respond Sun, 21 Feb 2021 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=5139 Toilet paper roll Easter rabbits
Want a new spin on DIY toilet paper roll Easter rabbits? Give these stylish scrapbook paper Easter bunnies a try. It's an Easter craft your kids will LOVE!
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Toilet paper roll Easter rabbits

I’m SO excited to work on Easter crafts again with the boys. One of the first crafts I want to make this year were toilet paper roll Easter rabbits.

We made TP roll Easter bunnies last year, but wanted to give these a fresh spin!

Getting Started

As with ALL my crafts, I made a quick trip to Michaels for supplies. I had most of the supplies on hand for this one, BUT I just needed the perfect scrapbook paper.

I was so lucky and found all these DIFFERENT shades of gingham and fell in love with ’em!

DIY Gingham Scrapbook Paper and Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits

Step 1 – Create Your Rabbit’s Body

I pre-cut the rabbits bodies, so my son was able to glue them on HIMSELF. We applied glue along the backside of the paper and gently wrapped it around the toilet paper roll.

We then secured the scrapbook paper with TWO clothespins.

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Cut Your Scrapbook Paper

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Glue to The Back of Your Scrapbook Paper

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Your Glue

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Secure With Your Clothespins

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits

Step 2 – Make Your Bow Tie

This step was super easy…all we did was COVER the bow tie noodles in glue and sprinkle them with glitter!! Easy as that.

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Your Glue

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Your Glitter

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Make Your Bow Tie

Step 3 – Add Your Rabbit’s Face

My son added his eyes, nose and mouth all by himself. The eyes went on perfect with the glue, BUT the pom pom nose was not so easy.

With the eyes and nose IN PLACE, take your black marker and draw on your bunny’s mouth and whiskers. That’s it!

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Your Rabbits Face

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Glue on Pom Pom Nose

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Draw Your Wiskers

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Draw on Your Rabbits Face

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Draw Your Rabbits Face

Quick Tip: If the nose ISN’T sticking, I suggest using a little hot glue to keep in place.

Step 4 – Make Your Rabbit’s Ears

I decided to do the rabbits ears myself. I folded AND glued together my scrapbook paper and let dry 20 minutes. Once the glue was DRY, I cut in half.

Then, I added a little glue to the bottom and used a clothespin to secure in place for 20 minutes.

When I added the ears to the rabbit, I dabbed a little glue at the BOTTOM and once again used my “Handy Dandy” clothespins to keep in place.

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Makes Your Rabbits Ears

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Cut Your Rabbits Ears

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Add Your Glue

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Secure Your Rabbits Ears

Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits: Secure Your Rabbits Ears with Clothpins

Side Note: Like crafting with the kids, but looking for an Easter craft for you? Check out my easy-to make washi tape thread spool Easter carrots!

Step 5 – Finishing Touches

Once the face was DRY, we hot glued on our rabbits’ bow ties and hair bows!

They turned out super cute. My son was really excited to show off his rabbits to everyone. I’m really GLAD he still gets excited with all our craft projects :)

We made these cute toilet paper roll Easter rabbits for a cute Easter craft

Kids Easter Ideas: Toilet paper roll Easter Rabbits with a cute bow ties

My husband even had to make his own!

Kids Easter Craft: Create cute toilet paper roll rabbits with your kids this Easter

Kids Easter Craft: Toilet Paper Easter Rabbit Craft

These are the cute rabbits my son made!

Kids Easter Crafts: Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits

Our little rabbit family

Kids Easter Craft: Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits

Here’s mama’s rabbits

Once again, our crafting time was a SUCCESS!! We had lots of fun and some laughs while creating a special memory together.

That’s my favorite part…creating the memories.

We had lots of fun…while creating a special memory together.

I hope my boys look back (when they get older) and remember these times. Because I know there will be a time making toilet paper roll rabbits with mom WON’T be fun…

Looking for another simple kids Easter craft?!  Check out these Thread Spool Carrots!

Easy Easter Decor: Create Cute Washi Tape Thread Spool Carrots

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Day of the Dead Glitter Skull with Holographic Illusions™ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/day-of-the-dead-glitter-skull-with-holographic-illusions/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/day-of-the-dead-glitter-skull-with-holographic-illusions/#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 16:40:30 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12451
With DecoArts Holographic Illusions glitter paint you can create the perfect Day of the Dead Sugar Skull for Halloween!
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As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing a project using their new Holographic Illusion. I love being apart of their team and trying our all these new products every month.

Looking for a last minute Halloween craft to do before this weekend? Then look no further! This Day of the Dead project is perfect for anyone having a Day of the Dead themed Halloween party this weekend! After I found this great wooden plaque at the craft store I decided to pair it with DecoArt® Holographic Illusions™ now available at Hobby Lobby and JOANN’s. This paint has large flakes of glitter that really add a special pop to any craft.

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Holographic Illusions 2oz – Fairy Pink
  • DecoArt Holographic Illusions 2oz – Dazzling Teal
  • DecoArt Holographic Illusions 2oz – Enchanted Blue
  • DecoArt Holographic Illusions 2oz – Mystic Black
  • DecoArt Holographic Illusions 2oz – Divine Purple
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Peony Pink
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Ocean Blue
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Peacock Teal
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Brilliant Purple
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Snow (Titanium) White
  • Wooden Day of the Dead Plaque

Head over to the DecoArt Blog and see the full tutorial on how I painted this Day of the Dead Sugar Skull  project!

It’s GLITTER time! I was super excited to use the new Holographic Illusions™, I just LOVE a glitter project. I think all these colorful glitters are perfect to use for a Day of the Dead project, don’t you agree?

The SPARKLES!!

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest DecoArt project!

If your looking for more Day of the Dead themed projects, then check out this Day of the Dead themed party I did a couple years ago for the kids!

I also did a Day of the Dead pumpkin craft using Decoupage!

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Basket Makeover with DecoArt https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/basket-makeover-with-decoart/ Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:14:42 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12420 $2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt
Doing an upcycle project on the blog is always a favorite kind of post to work on. I used DecoArt new Moody Blue paint to give the basket a quick makeover for the house.
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$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Today I’m sharing a super simple Basket Makeover, using DecoArts new Americana paints.  Sometimes you just need a quick project to take your mind off things, right?!

My mom had this old basket sitting in her shed for years, I think it’s a vegetable basket she got at the Flea Market. So I ask if I could have it for a quick makeover and I’m so glad I did!

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing a project using one of their new Americana paints. I love being apart of their team and trying our all these new products, it’s been awhile since we’ve worked on a project together.  I was excited to get started!

Basket Makeover Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Moody Blue
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Everlasting
  • Basket
  • Paint Brush

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Check out all of DecoArt’s new Americana Paints now available at Hobby Lobby!

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Step 1 – Paint Basket

I used my “trusty” Chalky Finish to paint the entire basket first.  I just lightly went over the basket with one coat of paint.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Step 2 – Add Accent Color

Now it’s time to add our accent color!  I had a lot of color options to choose from. But I really LOVED this Moody Blue and knew it would fit in perfectly with my coastal decor.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

I went around the basket with three costs, letting each coat dry for 10 minutes.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

That color is fabulous!

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Decorate!

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

Decorate around your basket with a blanket and pillow.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

I love this look, and I can’t wait to start decorating around it for Fall.  I can add some pumpkins and a new Fall pillow.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest home decor project.  I always love working on a new project for the house, especially this room.  During quaratine we have remolded and redecorated the space. I can’t wait to start decorating for the holidays in this room.

Before Makeover

I should have taken a proper before picture, but I forgot too. I got too excited to get started.

After Makeover

The space feels so much more open and bigger now.

$2.00 Thrift Store Basket Makeover with DecoArt

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15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/15-easy-diy-wreath-ideas/ Tue, 01 Sep 2020 14:45:15 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11171 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas
15+ DIY Wreath Ideas for every holiday or season. I sharing simple and easy wreaths you can make anytime of the year.
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15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a post I haven’t done in awhile.  A roundup post!  With this roundup I’m sharing all of my OWN DIY Wreath Ideas.  I’ve been blogging for while now, and with that I have a TON of content.  Enough to start making my own projects roundup posts!

So sit back and relax (grab a cup of coffee) and enjoy all these 15+ DIY Wreath Idea.  Hopefully they will inspire you to make some of your own.  Especially with all the holidays coming up.

Let’s get started!

1. Heart Succulent Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Succulent Wreath

2. Coastal Christmas Wreath

How to make a DIY Coastal Christmas Wreath - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

3. Fall Floral Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Coastal Embroidery Hoop Wreath Tutorial for Fall - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

4. Spooky Cat Wreath

Spooky Halloween DIY Cat Wreath for Kids - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

5. DIY Summer Umbrella Wreath

Simple DIY Umbrella Wreath - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

6.  DIY Donut Wreath

Simple DIY WREATH - Donut Craft - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

7. DIY Succulent Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Succulent Wreath

8.  Peppermint Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Peppermint Christmas Wreath

9.  DIY Fall Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - DIy Fall Wreath

10.  Split Pea Wreath

SPLIT PEA DIY WREATH CRAFT - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

11. Burlap Christmas Wreath

DIY Burlap Wreath for Christmas - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

12.  Halloween Cupcake Liner Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Halloween Wreath

13. Starfish Wreath

Beach Craft - Coastal Living Inspired DIY Wreath - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

14. Fourth of July Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Fourth of July Wreath

15.  Summer Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - DIY Summer Wreath

16. Valentine Wreath

Fun Valentine Cupcake Liner DIY Wreath - 15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

17. Mermaid Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

18. Succulent Glitter Wreath

15+ Easy DIY Wreath Ideas - Succulent Wreath

I will keep adding wreath ideas, as I make them to this post.  The holidays are coming up and I’m sure I’ll be making several wreaths.

As always thanks for stopping by, and make sure to pin some of your favorite ideas to save for later!

If your looking for more DIY Wreath Ideas, then check out this Wreath Roundup I did over at Crafts by Amanda a couple years ago.

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Launching the New Silhouette Portrait® 3 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/launching-the-new-silhouette-portrait-3/ Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:04:22 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12410 Launching the New Silhouette Portrait® 3
I have some EXCITING news!  Silhouette has just released a new cutting machine, the new Silhouette Portrait® 3! I will be receiving one soon for an unboxing post and go more into detail there about the machine.
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Launching the New Silhouette Portrait® 3

I have some EXCITING news!  Silhouette has just released a new cutting machine, the new Silhouette Portrait® 3! I will be receiving one soon for an unboxing post and go more into detail there about the machine. But I can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about.  I wanted to announce in this post that its available now to order and some of the great promotions Silhouette has going on right now.

This is a perfect cutting machine if your on the go or don’t have enough room in your crafting space for a large Silhouette Cameo.

Here’s some info from the Silhouette Store about the new machine:

The Portrait is a compact machine that allows you to create DIY projects with incredible precision. From cutting labels, to creating custom stickers, the Silhouette Portrait is a tool that every maker should have. With its light weight, the Portrait 3 is also the perfect machine to take to events, craft parties, or anywhere you want to be creative.

Machine features include:

  • 8-inch cutting width
  • Cut up to 60 feet in length (with select materials using a Roll Feeder)
  • Matless cutting capabilities (see Tech Specs for full details)
  • 2 mm clearance
  • Automatic tool detection
  • Wireless cutting with Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Print & Cut registration capability
  • PixScan™ compatible
  • Driven by Silhouette Studio® giving you limitless design options to customize your projects.

 Click here for more information.

Contains:

  • Silhouette Portrait® 3
  • 8-inch cutting mat
  • AutoBlade
  • Silhouette Studio® software (digital download)
  • 50 exclusive designs (digital download)
  • 1-month Silhouette Design Store subscription (available with tool registration)
  • Adapter for Silhouette sketch pens
  • Basic Instruction Guide (digital download)
  • Power cable & USB cable

Launching the New Silhouette Portrait® 3

Doing research on the Portrait 3 and reading up on it, it’s a comparable machine to the Silhouette Cameo 4, just smaller size.

  • Automatic tool detection
  • One-touch reset Autoblade (compatible with the Cameo 4)*
  • Pop-out matless cutting (cut paper without a mat!). See this video for a better explanation. I made it for the Cameo 4, but it applies to the Portrait 3 as well.

Launching the New Silhouette Portrait® 3

Current Promotions

Silhouette has put together 3 bundles you can purchase with your Portrait 3. Now until August 31, you can get the following bundles with my code CBC on silhouetteamerica.com. (Add to your Portrait 3 order, or buy them on their own.)

Portrait Basics Bundle $45.96 $25.99

  • Portrait Cutting Mat (Standard Tack)
  • AutoBlade
  • Scratch-off Sticker – Printable
  • Sticker Sheets – Rose Gold Foil

Sticker Bundle $37.46 $25.99

  • Sticker Sheets – Clear
  • Sticker Sheets – White
  • Sticker Sheets – Silver Foil
  • Washi Paper Sheets
  • Sticker Sheets – White Glitter

Specialty Media Bundle $51.95 $29.99

  • Temporary Tattoo Paper
  • Scratch-Off Sticker – Gold
  • Shrink Plastic – Clear
  • Magnet Paper – Adhesive
  • Stencil Sheets – Adhesive

SHOP THE BUNDLES HERE and don’t forget to use my code, CBC, to unlock the sale prices at checkout.

Also Silhouette is offering 40% off adhesive vinyl, when using my CBS code at checkout!  Make sure to stock up!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my Portrait 3 unboxing post coming soon.

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Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/craft-room-hanging-canvas-project/ Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:34:07 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12238 Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project
Use your Silhouette Cameo 4 to create custom wall art and signs for your craft room. I made this simple DIY Hanging Canvas Project, using heat transfer.
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Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Hello everyone, I have a treat for you today!  I’m sharing a Hanging Canvases project I worked on with my Silhouette Cameo 4.  You see all these DIY versions, but these are already made and ready to use which I love!

Since it’s canvas there are several options you can do with it.  Painting, heat transfer, needlework, etc.  The possibilities are endless. I decided on using heat transfer. I have recently done several heat transfer projects and have become obsessed.  The hardest part was deciding what exactly I wanted to do with it.  I was sitting in my craft room and then realized why not make a wall hanging for my craft room!

So I grabbed my supplies and got started!

Hanging Canvas Project Supplies Needed:

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Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Step 1 – Iron Canvas

When I opened the hanging canvas package I noticed it needed ironed.  So I pulled out my “trusty” mini iron and ironed out all the wrinkles in the canvas.

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

This is the perfect little crafting iron!

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Step 2 – Pick and Cut Phrase

Now it’s time to find and cut your phrase! I went into the Silhouette library and found the perfect phrase for this project.  I’m not gonna lie, my craft room can get messy!

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Quick Tip: When doing a heat transfer project, you need to make sure you mirror the image before you cut.

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Step 3 – Weed Phrase

I cut and weeded my phrase.  Since the word “craft” was in a different color, I cut them at separate times.

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Step 4 – Add Phrase

Now it’s time to add our phrase! Place your phrase on the canvas, now place your iron on top. Do not move the iron around like you are ironing a piece of clothing. Keep the iron in place and continue to add pressure for about 30 seconds on each letter. Then peel the plastic part off.

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

The heat transfer vinyl went on the canvas perfectly!

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

And voila you’re finished!

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

This sign is perfect for my craft room.  As I stated before, it can get pretty MESSY in there! Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

I love how it turned out! This was so easy to make, you’ll have one done in no time!

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

Craft Room Hanging Canvas Project

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my hanging canvas project. I hope this project provides some inspiration to make one of your own!

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll be happy to answer them!

Looking for another heat transfer project? Check out this DIY Monogramed Kitchen Towels.

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3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/3-easy-diy-back-to-school-sign-ideas/ Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:44:36 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11573 3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas
Today I'll show you how to make 3 different Back to School signs for your kids this upcoming school year. All you need is your Silhouette Cameo to get these DIY signs done in no time!
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3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

It’s almost time for the kids to head back to school.  My boys start school at the end of July, so I wanted to share some Back to School Signs I made for the boys last year.  Usually I’m scrambling the night before, not this year!!

Today I’ll show you three different Back to School Sign ideas you can make for your littles ones first day of school!

I’ve taken a first and last day of school photo with everyone of my boys since they started school.  It has become a special family tradition for us, and I LOVE looking through the old first day of school photos and seeing how much each one of them have grown.

So let’s get started!

DIY Back to School Sign 1

I will start with the more complicated Back to School sign first.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Material Needed:

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 1. I used my “hand dandy” Silhouette Cameo to come up with my first day of School sign phrase.  In the Silhouette library they have several First Day of School sign options to choose from.

Once my design was ready, I measured the chalkboard and then resized my design in Studio to make sure it would fit nicely.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 2. Next, I cut out and weeded all the phrases.  Since each phrase is a different color I had to “ungroup” the phrase and cut them out each individually.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 3. Using transfer paper I adhered the first part onto the chalkboard.  Next I added each phrase.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Honestly it seems like a lot, but it’s really very simple.

Step 4.  Finally grab your chalk markers and fill in the answers!

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

This Back to School Sign can be used for many years!

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

DIY Back to School Sign 2

This Back to School sign is another one I made using the Silhouette cutting machine, but a lot less steps.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Material Needed:

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 1. I used the Silhouette Cameo again, and come up with my first day of school sign phrase.  I didn’t need to use the Silhouette library for this sign since I kept the phrase simple.

Once my design was ready, I measured the wood circle and then resized my design in Studio to make sure it would fit.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 2. I went over the entire wood circle with a paper towel and my gel stain.  Just wiping the stain on the wood.  Let dry 20 minutes.

Step 3. As with the first sign, I needed to cut the “First Day of and Grade” separately then the chalkboard banner. I used my “trusty” transfer paper to add my phrase once it was weeded.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Step 4. Next I cut, weeded, and added the chalkboard banner.  This is where you will write the grade every year with a chalk marker.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

DIY Back to School Sign 3

Finally, I will show you a simple sign you can make in 5 minutes.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Materials Needed:

  • Chalkboard
  • Chalk Markers

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

All I needed to do for this sign was get a simple chalkboard sign and chalk markers. You can get as creative as you want.  My oldest is starting 5th grade and he likes to keep things simple, so I knew this sign was for him.

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

As always thanks for stopping by, I’m looking forward to the first day of school to show these signs off!

3 Easy DIY Back to School Sign Ideas

Please let me know if you have any question on making these signs, I’d love to answer them!

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