If you didn’t catch it, Trevor was razzing my decorating again on his blog – just because the sign in our entryway says “happy new” (“year” was erased by some kid). Completely unrelated, I still have a spiderweb vinyl decal on our front door windows.
But moving on, I thought I’d better bring on some March decor. Since I’m late to the game – only a week left until St. Patrick’s Day – it’s not very elaborate.
I started with this simple plaque – –
my mat has been used a lot, and it’s loosing it’s “sticky”. But I’m frugal, and haven’t purchased a new mat yet (though I really need to) – so in the meantime, I just coat the mat with a light layer of spray glue. Then push down whatever I’m sticking to the mat – paper or vinyl or whatever. Works for me!
So the pennant banner and the shamrock are shapes I purchased in the Silhouette online store. The Silhouette software will also trace shapes, so you could do that, but I’m lazy so just purchasing ready-to-go shapes was what I did this time around. The shamrock is out of glittery vinyl – love that stuff!! (I think I got it at Expressions Vinyl – but I’m not for sure).
To update my entryway I clipped up a bunch of shamrocks. Here’s a before and after for you:
I read the tip that the key to chalkboard art is to draw on a wet chalkboard – – I tried it and wow, the chalk went on so much better – – so I’m passing that tip along – worked great!
Random fun with the Silhouette – – this shirt I made over Christmas break:
And if you’d like to check out some more Silhouette creations, check out these projects….
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