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Shrink Plastic Motel Key Chain

I’ve been obsessed with vintage motel key chains lately, and what better way to make a custom one with Silhouette’s shrink plastic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – White Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Key chain ring Tassel Design ID #187990 Step One: Create Key Chain Design Open the Page Setup panel and create an 8.5 inch by 11 inch design space. Then add registration marks to the page. 3. Look for an image of a motel key chain on the internet and save it onto your desktop…

Multifunction Monstera Tray

Is it a tray? A coaster? Or a catch all? I guess it could be anything you want it to be! When I first saw this beautiful design by Sophie Gallo, I thought “How awesome would this be as a wooden tray?” This multifunctional monstera tray is giving me all the feels, and I’ll show you how I made it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape .5-inch Plywood Scroll Saw Rotary Tool Sander Wood Stain Safety Glasses Safety Mask Design ID #131819 Design ID #240205 Step…

DIY Leaf-in-Leaf Wall Art

We have a lovely piece of wall art for you to create today. This would make a lovely housewarming gift or summer or spring decor piece. Don’t you think so? Then read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Pink (for the frame’s mat) and white cardstock for the cut design Square display frames (white 8 inches by 8 inches) Glue Design ID #2530 Step One: Cutting the Leaf and Backing 1. Download and open the Leaf In Leaf design (Design ID #2530) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it so that it…

Creating a Farmhouse-inspired DIY Laundry Room Sign is easy with some adhesive vinyl. Click here to see how to make one with this design from the Silhouette Design Store.

DIY Laundry Room Sign

I love trying new Silhouette products, and for this DIY Laundry Room Sign I used the Silhouette Roll Feeder for my adhesive vinyl. The roll feeder allows me to create large format designs without a cutting mat—the design can be even bigger if you piece your cuts together, but we’ll go over that another day. The design I made was 12 inches wide and 22 inches long. Keep reading to find a great Silhouette tutorial for first-time roll feeder users and all the details regarding how I made my farmhouse-inspired DIY laundry room sign. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™…

Need a place to keep all your Silhouette tools? Click here to see how easy it is to make your own tool box to keep everything handy and organized.

Silhouette Toolbox

It’s no secret that I love my Silhouette CAMEO and all the tools that come with it. I have struggled trying to keep track of all the little parts and pieces that came with it, and I still have the plastic bags to help keep everything organized in my desk drawer. I always seem to misplace tools or search through a drawer when I need something. Well I won’t need to spend so much time searching anymore because I made myself a Silhouette toolbox to house all of my favorite tools in one place. Keep reading to see how easy…

Chalkboard Cardstock Photo Props

Today we are going to share with you how to create photo props using items from the Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit, such as chalkboard cardstock, chalk, a pen holder, a chalk sharpener, and a chalk eraser. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio®  Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit Wood sticks Design ID #24865 Design ID #122243 Design ID #72251 Design ID #72252 Step One: Preparing Design 1. Open Design ID #24865 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design and release compound path (to do so, select shape, right-click, and select…

Summer Little Firecracker T-shirt

The season of summer parties and social gatherings is upon us, and I wanted to make sure my littles are dressed in style. So we decided on this Little Firecracker design from the Design Store! When I saw this design, I instantly knew I needed to make it for my daughter! Instead of a traditional T-Shirt iron on, I opted for an adorable tank top with a bow detail! I just love how easy it is to custom make clothes for any occasion, and this is perfect for the summer and the 4th of July! If you are new to…

Custom Debossed Planner

In this blog post, we will be learning how to create a beautiful copper accent for your planner or journal with this fun copper embossable foil! The best part of this project is it features this darling summer flower design! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Embossable Foil Stippling & Etching Tool Curio Base Kit  Planner or journal Design ID #267813 Design ID #72320 Step 1: Measure Your Planner or Journal First measure your planner and decide on a good size for your custom foil. The embossable foil sheets are 5 in. x 7 in., so the design would need to fit…

Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

Using Silhouette to Solve a Purse Clutter Problem

Every day I waste a lot of time trying to find things at the bottom of my purse. Whether I am searching for a pen, eyeglasses, or lipstick, I never seem to find what I am looking for. So last week I came up with an idea to solve my purse-clutter problem. I decided to make zippered bags to help me organize all of the clutter. Follow along if you think this solution could work for you!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer Iron or heat press Small zippered…

Valentine’s Day Pillow

I have been wanting to make a pillow like this for Valentine’s Day. But the thought of cutting out all of those hearts was the one thing that discouraged me from giving it a try until I figured out that I could cut all of the hearts with my Silhouette CAMEO! Cutting fabric on your Silhouette to make this pillow is very easy to do. All you need is a few items. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Fabric Blade Silhouette Studio® Pillow cover (I used the VIGDIS linen cover from IKEA.) ½ Yard Linen Fabric…

Printable Winter Bear Applique

Today we want to share with you how to apply Printable Heat Transfer onto dark fabric using a winter bear design. If you need any additional help with this process, check out Silhouette’s YouTube channel. We have a video that shows you How to use Printable Heat Transfer for Dark Fabrics as well as other how-to videos to teach you how to use Silhouette’s software and materials. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable Heat Transfer – Dark Fabrics Printer Shirt Design ID #240214 Step One: Preparing the Design to Cut 1. Open…