You’ve heard me talk about my insane neighbor Jami before, right? Hint: The Smelly Barn Adventure™. After 3 boys, Jami’s expecting her first girl, and I’m lucky enough to be sewing the bedding and helping her execute the awesome ideas she comes up with. (We joke that we’re going to buy land with a barn in the country and have sleep over craft retreats. She’ll come up with the ideas because she’s WAY more creative than me and I’ll figure out how to make them happen.)
Do you see that freaking amazing wall treatment? We’ll talk about that in a few days. After I posted the preview of this project on Facebook, I received several emails asking about how she painted the furniture. We’ll talk about that, too. Be patient. Today’s just the name art.
Jami picked up a framed picture at the DI (thrift store) for a couple of dollars. She picked it based on the fact that the shape was good for spelling out a name. We pried the print out of the frame using butter knives and then flipped it over so that you couldn’t see the print through our white on white backing fabric. If your frame doesn’t have a print in it, you could cut some foam core or cardboard and accomplish the same thing. We applied the fabric to the print using spray adhesive.
We figured out what size we wanted our letters and cut a test run with the Silhouette on notebook paper. You could ABSOLUTELY do this project without a Silhouette, you’d just have to cut the letters by hand. And unless you named your kids something long (like Charlotte…thanks mom), it won’t take long.
Because I know people will ask, the fonts are:
Once we were happy with the size, we got out Silhouette’s new fabric interfacing. We used the clean cut (stronger adhesive, not machine sew-able) because this project isn’t going to need to be washed or handled and we wanted the stronger adhesive.
We applied it following the package directions and got cutting.
We had the Silhouette double cut the letters, just to be safe. Look how nicely it cut!
After we had all the letters cut, we positioned them on the backing fabric
and ironed them in place.
Then we folded the edges of the backing fabric around to the back and secured them in place (more spray adhesive).
Jami hot glued some jumbo ric rac along the groove in the frame.
Then she called me back to say she’d hung it, so I went back for a couple more pictures.
MARCH SILHOUETTE PROMOTION:
Silhouette SD, one of each fabric interfacing (clean cut & sewable) and a roll of white flocked heat transfer material for $229.
If you already have a Silhouette and want to try out the interfacing, you can get 25% off.
The March promotion will run from the 21st through the 27th.
Code “CRAP” will let you take advantage of either of the deals.