Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY Canvas Photos

One of the nice things about my holiday break was that I was able to catch up on some things I needed to do around the house. For example hang these canvas photos in my little guy's room. He loves them and has been spending more time in his room since I hung them and well I like to think it is because of that..hehe! 

You might remember them from his Memorial Day 6th Birthday BBQ. 

As promised in the original post, here is tutorial on how to make them yourself. Yes I know it's been a while but better late than never right??! 

The whole project cost about $12.00, super easy and cheap to make. 

Purchased this photo fabric paper from Jo-Ann's but you could also use canvas paper (see below).

 Printed photos on the fabric paper. I was able to print two photos on one sheet for the smaller frames.

Purchased some different size wood frames at Dollar Tree, wrapped the photos around the frames, and used the staple gun to secure.  Stapled the fabric to the back of the frames, pulling the fabric to make sure it was tight.  You could also use a glue gun and/or wood plaques. To be honest the back is a total mess..but who is going to look at the back??

For the BBQ I just leaned them up against the mirror, did not worry too much about how I was going to hang them. So when I decided to hang them, I was so happy when I found the 3m Command Damage Free Picture Hanging Strips. So easy and you don't have to worry about wall damage. Beyond perfect!

I could have added some nice ribbon or craft paper to the sides to finish it up, but I did not...but I guess I could add it later! I really do think it is a nice touch.

Recently I have seen quite a few DIY tutorials on Pinterest, these are a few of my favorite, but involve Mod Podge (which I have never tried). 

Aren't the sides to this canvas so pretty??! You can find the tutorial to this great idea here.

Beyond love this one..I am thinking a big canvas for the master bedroom..it would be so fabuloso! Find easy tutorial here.

Remember Valentine's day is right around the corner and a super cute canvas would make a perfect gift for your loved ones. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or email me claudia@tiniposh.com.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Silhouette + Heat Transfer + Fabric = LOVE

Happy New Year everyone!! I know it's the 12th, but this is my 1st post of the year! Wut Wut!!  Hope you had a fabulous holiday season. I sure did, taking a couple weeks off was the best decision ever. I think I will do that every year. It gave me the chance to truly enjoy my family, organize my home (sorta) and give myself some much needed me time. Like I said BEST decision ever!

Santa (the hubby) was extra nice to me too..gotta love him. He got me this new spankin' Silhouette! 

 Needless to say I was beyond happy and I have to admit a tini bit scared of it..hehe. It took me a couple weeks to test it out BUT guess what??! It is not that hard to use at all..I promise..check out my 1st test run...

I used this glittery heat transfer paper I had in stock ( you do not want to know how I use it before..yes the hard way!) 

Downloaded the image onto the Silhouette software added the text and placed glittery iron on heat transfer into the Silhouette, hit send to Silhouette, customize the cut setting, cut and it cut it perfectly!

Ironed the heat transfer onto the onesie..and PRESTO! (I probably should have ironed the onesie better..hehe..sorry it was a test run remember) 

This one was more easy peasy..just used text. The most ridic part is that you can use ANY FONT that you have on your computer..love that! 

 I wanted to test cutting fabric too.. so I had some fabric left over from a party or something (who knows). Anyhow, I had read on their website that you could buy their adhesive and/or a start up kit ($39.00) well I am cheapo..I have this Heat n Bond iron on adhesive (like $4.00)..so decided to see how well that would work. 

I ironed the fabric to the adhesive..

Downloaded the image, loaded it onto the Silhouette, did the whole cut thing (see above).

Cut image perfectly...awwwe so nice!! No more hand cutting ever!!

Ironed it onto the shirt..added some bling..and..


What do you think?? Pretty cool right??! Next thing on my must learn list is the print and cut option. It does look a little complicated, but lucky for me Stacy at She's Kinda Crafty has an awesome tutorial (find it here) that I am SO going to follow..and if I still cannot do it..I will ask my sweet friend the queen of the Silhouette Jill at Peas and Thank You's (see her genius work here) for help!

So to celebrate my new found love..I am giving away these three shirts. Just leave me a comment on Facebook (here) or blog telling me which design or designs you think I should add to the shop or if you have any suggestions on what I should make next..easy right.  Three winners will be selected using Random.org next Monday January 16th. Not a requirement but if you share giveaway with your friends and family it will be much appreciated! 


P.S. Remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win..good luck!!

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