The Daily DIYer

Friday, May 26, 2017

DIY Layered Vinyl Wood Sign

When I was asked to create coordinating wood signs for a bother shared bedroom, I knew it was going to be such a cute and sweet project!  They have a super hero themed room and the mom gave me the colors.  I decided to do the same sign, but in verse colors.  This kept them coordinated yet also kept each sign unique to each boy.

Layering vinyl makes the wording and font pop.  I like to do this when colors seem to blend together too much.  The white background allows the red to be read more easily as well.  I always use Oracal 651 for my wood signs and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo.  The settings I like to use are:
Thickness: 8
Speed: 8

I hope this helps make your next vinyl project have that little extra pop it needs so the colors don't all blend together.  I've included a tutorial for the above wood sign.  You'll see this sign being made from raw wood to finished wall decor.  I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DIY TeePee Shelf

When it comes to creating wood projects that aren't square, I sort of get a little anxious.  This set up looked pretty simple so I gave it a try.  Once I figured out my miter saw and how to get the angels right for this shelf, it all came together very quickly.  You'll need 3 angels for this project, 0*, 20*, and 50*.  Not too scary, right?  A nail gun makes this shelf's assembly go quickly as well.

I love that this shelf can be painted or stained to match your style.  I've seen some really cute pink ones for nurseries, stained ones for living rooms and entries, this one happens to be in my kid's bedroom and the black and white matches their theme.

I hope that you give this project a try!  I include all the instructions in the video tutorial below.
I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spring Mantel Tour

I recently went on a shopping trip looking for new spring items for our mantel.  When I took down all of the Easter decor it all just looked very plain, boring, and there were some holes here and there that I really wasn't happy with.  If you missed my HAUL VIDEO you can here HERE to see where I purchased many of the items you'll see in the tour video below.

Not only will you get to see my updated spring mantel, but you'll also get to see some bonus footage of my styled coffee table centerpiece and our puppy's new toy basket in use.
Click the video below and I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BIG Spring Decor Haul

I guess I missed the spring decor train.  Since our son's birthday was on Easter Sunday this year I went a little crazy decorating for Easter and not spring.  Once Easter was over, all the bunnies and eggs came down and everything just looked a little bare.  I was missing that spring feel and felt that it was something our home just really needed.

Now that it is the middle of May I felt like it was maybe too late to keep the spring feel around for too long.  I went with a little different approach since summer is right around the corner.  I tried to keep with the farmhouse feel and look, keep a few pastels around, and find a look that would work for spring and summer.

I was able to find some great decor pieces at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Marshall's.  I give you a look into my big spring decor shopping haul in the video linked below.  I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Monday, May 15, 2017

DIY Bleached Drop Cloth Fabric

There are several projects I can't wait to do with these drop cloths!  They are all decor related.  The problem I have with the drop cloth straight out of the package, is the color.  Our walls are painted a very similar color and to hang the drop cloth next to the wall, it just blends right in.  I decided to go ahead and bleach the drop cloth to take the coloring out.  Not only does it remove the color, but it also softens the fabric so it has a more cotton cozy feel as apposed to the thick stiff feel straight out of the wrapper.

I give you a run down of the process I used to bleach two drop cloths at the same time in the video tutorial below.  I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Friday, May 12, 2017

DIY Photo Block | Mother's Day Gift

Mother's Day is Sunday!  If you are needing a last minute gift idea, I have the one for you!  I used scrap 2"x 6" I had in my workshop and created this simple yet beautiful table top photo holder.  The best part of this project is that it is so versatile!  It's easy to give this idea a whole new look with paint color and by changing the message on the side.  Add your kid's names, change mom to Grandma, add a cute accent such as a bow or twine.  The possibilities are endless!  Get creative!  Think about mom (or mother figure) that will be receiving your handmade gift while design it.

The video tutorial below covers all the details of all you need to make this simple photo block.
I hope you are inspired!

Direct link to the video here:

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

GIVEAWAY | Marla Rae Wood Sign

I'm so excited to be offering this giveaway!  I know many of you come here to learn how to make your own wood signs, but did you know I actually purchase some wood signs too?  It makes for a nice variety that way.  Hobby Lobby also has some deals that are just too good to pass up and I get sucked into those cute signs all the time.

This "Our Family Rules" wood sign was presented to me and I just loved the look!  It really is something that would take me forever and a day to create myself.  When Marla Rae contacted me to review and also offer a giveaway of this beautiful piece I just couldn't say no.

I created a video to show off all the details of this wood sign with you, and I also share all the details of how you can enter the giveaway to win your very own Marla Rae wood sign too!  All you have to do is click this link and it will take you to the giveaway!

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