Happy Silhouette Saturday friends! Please welcome Brittany, my first guest poster in this series. She has an adorable project to share with us today. I’ll list all her social media at the end of the post so you can follow along with her projects if you’re not already.
DIY Vinyl Placemats
Hi everyone my name is Brittany and I run the blog Addicted 2 Savings 4 U and focus on all things home decor, DIY, Crafts, Silhouette tutorials and more. I’m so excited to be guest posting on Dawn Nicole’s blog today and I really think you’re going to love what I have prepared for you today. One of the biggest rages right now is black and white stripes and hints of gold to make a statement. While I was browsing around Ikea I came across the most perfect Black and White striped Placemats and I just had to have them! The thoughts started brewing through my head and than it clicked.. adding my family’s name to the placemats in Gold and lay out on the kitchen table. Perfect! This project is so easy and perfect for beginners. Hope you enjoy! My kitchen table has never looked more beautiful!
- Silhouette Cutting Machine
- Silhouette Studio Software
- Gold Vinyl
- Plastic Placemats
- Transfer Paper
Head over to your Silhouette Studio Software and open up a blank document. Click the text button and type out the name or word you wish to use. In my case I did Mommy, Daddy, Chasen, Madison, Aedan and Love in the font Pacifico. Pacifico is a free font that can be downloaded from dafont.com.
It’s best to do one name at a time and I made them 3.997″ Tall and 5.379″ Wide which was the perfect size for bottom placement of these Ikea Placemats. Once you have your word written out you will want to weld your letters which is so easy to do. Just click on your text->right click->click weld. This will make your weeding and application so much easier because the letters/words will be welded together.
Once you have all the words, font and size you are happy with you’ll head over to the cut settings. Be sure to select Vinyl material and have your blade set to a 2.
Load your Silhouette Machine with your vinyl (I didn’t use a mat) and you’re ready to cut. Once the words are cut out be sure to weed out the inside of the letters and remove the rest of the vinyl.
After your words/names have been weeded and excess vinyl has been removed cut around the words to make them seperated pieces and get ready for application.
Apply your transfer paper to the wording and rub really good to make sure your vinyl adheres to the paper. Then peel away from the backing.
Now it’s time to have some fun and apply your words/names. I just eyeballed it to the best of my ability and they all turned out pretty straight. After I added the names I went back and added hearts to the left side of every name for an extra pop. You can easily add hearts, stars, animals and more to suit your household style.
These placemats were so easy to complete and they look gorgeous. This was a great way to show you can turn very affordable products into something nice and fancy. I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I loved creating it for you.
Thanks so much Brittany for an awesome and adorable tutorial!
Want to see more of Brittany’s projects? You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and G+.
If you’re a blogger with a Silhouette and are interested in guest posting on a future Silhouette Saturday, please email me with your blog URL and a few post ideas!