Hello Friends! It’s that time again, our monthly Silhouette Challenge Group Post! Yippee! This month’s challenge theme is DIY GIFTS! And as always, our fellow Silhouette Challenge Group have some pretty amazing products to offer up!
There’s never really a shortage of gift ideas on my Pinterest boards. I love receiving AND GIVING handmand gifts because they are just more personal. This gift, though, blows me away with how simple yet personal it really is! Introducing our DIY Family Tree Frame with Vinyl!
I think this is such a cute gift idea for Mother’s Day but it could be used for almost any occasion!
1. Picture frame
2. Adhesive vinyl
3. Clear transfer tape
4. Silhouette scraper tool
5. Silhouette cutting machine
I started out by creating my design in Silhouette Studio. I measured the inside edge of my picture frame so that I could resize my design. I then grouped the shapes and text by color to cut on my Silhouette.
I could have welded the names to the tree shape and cut them as one piece. BUT, to add a little extra dimension to the image, I placed my tree shape on the back of the glass and applied the text (and additional shapes) to the front of the glass. Be sure to horizontally flip any part of your design that you put on the back of the glass. Once I was satisfied with the placement I applied the vinyl and burnished it.
Adding the shapes and text to the front of the glass was merely lining them up with the tree shape. I prefer to use clear transfer tape whenever I’m doing any type of layering.
Not only do I love having our own little family tree, I just simile every time I see the middle heart with “D+B”. It’s such a classic touch!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Weekend Craft // 2. Where The Smiles Have Been // 3. Confessions of an Overworked Mom // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. Adventures in All Things Food // 6. Sisters, What! // 7. Create & Babble // 8. Creative Ramblings // 9. Practically Functional // 10. Briick by Briick // 11. My Paper Craze // 12. DIYJustCuz // 13. Made in a Day // 14. The Thinking Closet // 15. Architecture of a Mom // 16. Get Silvered