Name Art + March Silhouette Promo

name art

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. Winking smile

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.

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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.

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Because I know people will ask, the fonts are:

L – Big Top
U – Mixed Up, it’s the capital U
C – Oliver
Y – BoyzRGross

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.

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We had the Silhouette double cut the letters, just to be safe. Look how nicely it cut!

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After we had all the letters cut, we positioned them on the backing fabric

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and ironed them in place.

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Then we folded the edges of the backing fabric around to the back and secured them in place (more spray adhesive).

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Jami hot glued some jumbo ric rac along the groove in the frame.

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And…

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Then she called me back to say she’d hung it, so I went back for a couple more pictures.

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name art
(Thanks to our other fabulous neighbor, Decorator Wendy, this is where it’ll stay.)

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.


Comments

  1. ~Andrea~ says:

    That is absolutely darling!!! I love it. Sweet Lucy is going to have a beautiful nursery!!

  2. That is super cute! Now if my hubby and I could just agree on a name for our coming baby, maybe I could make one, too! ;)

  3. (un)Deniably Domestic says:

    So sweet! Thank you for the inspiration. I just may need to make one for my little Lucy. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  4. very nice. thanks for some inspiration.Amy

  5. Very cute. I love how the Easter one turned out too!

  6. Danielle Bartran says:

    I love that!!! It's something I'll have to recreate once we pick a name for our #2. I am very curious about the crib & furniture refinishing too….I'm looking forward to those posts!!

  7. Love this! I gave my daughter a long name unfortunately! But I have loads of other ideas for the wall with my silhouette. thanks for the discount code!

  8. Adorable! I think I need a silhouette . . . :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  9. Good Time Charlie says:

    That is really, really cute. I want to live in your neighborhood and be part of this craft mastermind. I would just soak up though. Don't expect me to contribute, but I could provide the comic relief!

  10. So beautiful!

  11. I want one of those machines soooooo bad, its just not in our budget right now. So Sad.

    follow my blog at http://www.nikkilovesbrad.blogspot.com

  12. Learning to spell the long name helped you win the spelling bee…….XOXOXOXO

  13. I am so very lucky to get to have such a creative neighbor/friend who lives walking distance away!!! Thanks for all of your help on all of my crazy schemes. The Barn Retreat is going to happen, just you wait…until then, on to more crafts, sewing, DI adventures and scheming. BTW you are way more creative then I will ever be…remember, you ARE the famous blogging fool everyone loves and adores! Including yours truly.

  14. so cute, I would love to have you share your projects on my post at my blog…
    http://ctipsanhints.blogspot.com/2011/03/projects-your-working-onshare-them.html

  15. Midwestern Gone Idahoan says:

    So very cute!!

  16. That picture peeking out the back of your craft used to hang at my parents house!! (Probably one like it, not that exact one. lol) I remember it many years ago. Your name art turned out so cute. Now I'm going to be scouting my parents walls for large pictures/frames to repurpose! lol

  17. Hello! I'm Julie. says:

    How precious that turned out! Thanks for the inspiration. I imagine it would look as amazing with my daughter Abby's name as well. :)

  18. This is so cute! I love it!

  19. That is so, so cute. I need a silhouette like yesterday!!!!

  20. We are SO doing this for Kelly if she ends up getting her own room soon. I love it! I love the walls. And I LOVE the green crib.

  21. The Adventures of Ordy and Joon says:

    ugh i love this and it makes me want a silhouette more (and another room to decorate!)

  22. Kristen Duke Photography says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!!! so colorful and that GREEN is my color! I am so afraid of the silhouette just sitting and not getting used. why I have not bought one yet…

  23. THE RIC RAC….my land, the ric rac! I need me some fabric cutting stuff. Like, yesterday.

  24. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  25. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  26. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  27. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  28. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  29. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  30. Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder says:

    I TOTALLY had that original picture hanging in my house growing up. You just gave me warm fuzzies. Of course, I LOVE the name art and will have to see what I can find at our local thrift store.

  31. Such a cute room! I love everything I see so far! I need one of those machines!

  32. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    How lovely.

    Uncle Sam is going to buy me a Silhouette for being such a good mommy this year.

    That tax return can't get here soon enough!

  33. Love this idea, adding a star in google reader ;) I think I'll make these to hang above my girls' beds.

  34. Love, love, love the way everything turned out!! Excellent fabric selections, I might add, and I also love your magical neighborhood with clever Jami and decorator Wendy…

  35. Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust says:

    So fun to be back at Crap I've Made. I'm in love with this project! And the color choices are so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Warmly, Michelle

  36. Nicole @ wannabecrafty.com says:

    I LOVE this! I keep coming back to it in my reader on my phone just to look at how pretty it is. The colors, fonts, fabrics, frame… awesome, Char!

  37. Auntie Lolo says:

    This is gorgeous!! I just featured it on my blog http://www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Lois

  38. Help! I can't figure out how to download (or what program to use to download) the fonts from urbanfonts.com. Please help! I was planning on just printing them from my computer and then stenciling the outline.

  39. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    Tara,

    I click the download button and then a little box thing shows up at the bottom of the screen. I click on that and then there's an option to install.

    I'm way tech challenged, so if that box didn't pops up, I'd have no idea what to do.

  40. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    pops…pop…whatever. ;)

  41. Yep…it pops up but I don't know what program to use. Maybe my hubby can figure it out for me. Thanks!

  42. Jennifer says:

    DARLING!!

  43. Andrew&Rachel says:

    Like.

  44. Shannon says:

    Too Cute!!! And too funny that I would stumble upon your blog- I was Jamie’s nurse in the hospital! Please tell her Shannon said hello and I hope mommy and baby are doing fantastic!! Keep the ideas coming!!

  45. I want this. My daughter’s name is Lucy and I was immediately drawn to it. Are you gonna sell some?

  46. Char! I just saw this pinned on Pinterest, and I KNEW it was from Jami’s nursery! I went to jr. high with her. Anyway, THIS is adorable. You are one brilliant lady. Give that Jami a squeeze for me. xo

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      You went to jr high with Jami??? She lives on my street. We have a lot of little boys the same age and I adore her. She also does my hair. LOL!

  47. Uhm, that is crazy. Jami and I also worked at Comm Comm together just after her wedding.

    Also, what is the name of the lady you get together with to sew that stuff for the babies? I think my friend is friends with her. Was she just on Channel 2? This world is too small if so. Truly though, I would LOVE to come to the next one. I love to sew and I love to serve.

    xo

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      Heidi. She was indeed on Channel 2. They called her while I was there sewing on Tuesday. She tried to convince me to stay home from Minnesota so I could pull funny faces from behind the camera while they were filming. She says 1st half of October for the first one. I’ll keep you posted!

  48. Do you ever cut out letter for people or know a site that offers that so i don’t have to purchase that machine— i wish i could get it but w/ all the holidays there is no “mommy fund” right now lol

  49. Bernadette Stephens says:

    I love this. Just got my Silhouette Cameo and looking for projects. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Is this machine better than a cricut???

  51. I would love to know where the baby bed is from? Is it Jenny Lind??

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      Stacy, she got it for free from a friend of hers. And that’s all the info I could get, LOL!

  52. Deanna Lyon says:

    I love this! Going to make this for baby gifts!

  53. Hi! Is your ric rac behind the glass or on the outside? Thanks!

  54. Very pretty project. I love love love it!…shared it on my FB fan page as well :)

  55. Hey…. i love this! I just posted a link from my blog…i did the ric rac in the frame and used your pics. Hope thats ok!!!!! http://marisablakley.blogspot.com/2013/07/ric-rac.html

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