So I added an awesome new tool to my DIY and crafting supplies… A Silhouette Cameo. It is a die cutting machine that works with software you install on your computer. So why did I choose the Silhouette? After seeing and awesome banner a friend made for a shower I knew it was time to update my die cutting machine. I was really torn about what to buy, there are some really great machines out there. What ultimately won me over was that the Silhouette Software works on a Mac… other software I looked at only had beta Mac versions or installed a plugin that ran the Windows version. While that probably would have worked I felt more secure in with the Silhouette Software. Silhouette Cameo comes with software but I chose to upgrade to the designer version that allows you to import your own SVG files.
There are so so soooo many new projects I have planned but I have started with using vinyl. I have been cutting out vinyl stencils to etch ornaments which you can purchase in my esty store. The first thing I did was turn a clearance tray into a personalized tray for my cocktail ottoman.
Silhouette Home Decor Idea: Serving Tray
some type of tray
die cutting machine
Measure your Tray and create a design on your computer to fit
Cut out design with Silhouette or another die cutting machine.
Pull away excess vinyl and weed out your design
Apply Transfer paper to design and use scraper to make sure it sticks.
Place onto tray and use scraper to make sure all parts stick.
Slowly remove transfer paper making sure not to pull off any part or your design.