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Have you ever had a DIY project that somehow you never got to, but you had all the items needed and it just never really happened? Well this was my project, I have had it on my mind to do and share since last summer. I absolutely love Antropologie and when I came across their painted monogram glasses I knew I wanted to make my own version of them. I loved the vibrant colors and options they had available however I wanted to make these in more of a pastel color pallet. This would also make a  great project  for Valentines Day in reds and pinks or Easter. Once I knew the design and font I wanted to use I  jumped over to Silhouette to find the perfect match . I’m loving this mint, gold and pink color combo and may be using these for our Easter Brunch! I could even see these in an Easter basket as a gift!

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by downloading or purchasing your brush stroke files.

Once you have opened your files you will want to size them accordingly to fit on your glass. You will then want the letters to be a little larger than the brush strokes. you will want one upper case and one lower case.

You will want to set up your Silhouette files to print. Once they are printed you will need to cut them with and X-acto knife. I then removed them and centered them on my glass.

Now your ready to send your letter files to cut on your metallic vinyl.

At this point you will prep your vinyl with the tranfer paper and place your first file onto your glass. Make sure its centered on your glass. Then continue with the second letter placing it to the right of your previous letter.

Keep in mind that you will need to only hand wash these.


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What color theme would you use for your glasses?

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As this year comes to an end I would like to “Thank You” all from the bottom of my heart for all the love and support you have shown me this year! I’m excited for 2018 and all the wonderful possibilities and adventures it may bring. I of course could not end the year without a few last minute colorful DIY for all those New Years Parties! I wanted my decorations to be colorful and fun. I absolutely love the colorful confetti by Shopstudiopep and no party is complete without it! I first started with the theme and color combination. I went with “This Will Be My Year” and my branding colors. I cut out the words out of a silver metallic card stock with my Silhouette, which I can’t live without. My next project was making some color block glasses for the photo wall which I have to admit are so cool! I normally keep it small with just family and friends and we have a ton of little ones that sometimes can’t make it till the ball drops. So when I came across this awesome design in the Silhouette Design store I knew I had to have it. A few months back I bought a tons of these little jars at Target and decided to fill them with colorful gum balls with one large one with the saying “waiting for the ball to drop” how adorable is that guys?! Now when the kiddos come over they get to have one of these jars just incase they don’t make it till midnight. Who I’m I kidding I may not make it till midnight! LOL

I wish you all a safe and wonderful New Years with your family, friends and loved ones! See you next year…

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SUPPLIES:

  • Small Glass Jars – Target
  • Rond Confetti – Shopstudiopep
  • Vinyl – ( I used Silver, White and Pink) – Silhouette
  • Vinyl Transfer Paper – Silhouette
  • Silouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Studio – Design ID #36588, #171664, #238363
  • Scissors
  • Silhouette – Vinyl Tools

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by purchasing and downloading your designs. Make sure to measure your jar to ensure your vinyl designs will fit properly.

Once you have opened your laid out files prep your Silhouette to cut vinyl, card stock and send your files to cut. I went with 3 different colors in vinyl but you could also just use one. I  used a heavy metallic silver card stock for the “this will be my year” design.

At this point you will prep your vinyl with the tranfer paper and place your circle file first onto your jar making  sure it’s level and centered. Then continue with the other  text files.

Once you have placed all your vinyl files onto your jar you can begin to fill it with your colorful gum balls.


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Happy New Year’s Everyone!

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By the time New Year’s comes around, I’m exhausted from all the baking, cooking, decorating, gift wrapping and shopping. Who else feels this way? This is why I try to come up with simple treats that not only look pretty but taste great! These are sure to be a “yummy” addition to your dessert table. You could also wrap these up in small goodie bags for all your guest to take home at the end of the night. This blend by Sweetsindeed is called “Celebrate” and the colors and flavor are amazing! Now it’s time to celebrate!

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Recipe:

  • White & Black Chocolate Melts – Michaels
  • Candyfetti – Sweetsindeed
  • Star Mold
  • Corn Syrup
  • Glass Bowls
  • Spoons

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Directions:

Start by melting your chocolate melts in the microwave. I started with 30 second increments checking in between each set to ensure the desired consisteney. Make sure that you mix your chocolate well.

I melted both the white and black colors in separate bowls at the same time.

Once you have done that you can begin by pouring the black and white separately into each star mold. Then you will want to softly tap your mold on your counter to get rid of air bubbles and blend the two colors together. You will then want to place them in the freezer for about five minutes.

I then took them out of the freezer and removed them from the mold. Once removed I applied corn syrup with a small brush on one side ( this is a little trick if you do not want to apply more chocolate on top)  and then sprinkled the candyfetti. You will want to work fast.

Now you are ready for that New Year’s Eve party!


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Happy New Year’s Everyone!

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