Monday, December 21, 2015

Personalized Ceramic Trivets

These are great and inexpensive gifts to make for any occasion.  I've made several of them to give as Christmas gifts.  It has allowed me to do more gift giving this year than usual because of the affordable nature of the tiles and paints.  You can give one of them as a gift or 2 or more as a set.  Your friends will think you bought custom tiles for them and only you will know you did it yourself and on a budget! How great is that?!?  Video Tutorial for this project.

Materials For this Project

From WalMart:

From Hardware Store:

6 X 6 Tumbled Ceramic Tiles

Cricut Cartridges:

Home Decor: Flurdls
Elegant Cakes: Font "Y" and "A"

Monday, November 30, 2015

Custom Ceramic Tile

I love giving personal hand made gifts for special occasions that look expensive but are actually very affordable.  For under $10 and with the use of stencils you can make custom home decor from your local hard ware store and your local craft store.  Listed below are the products I used and here is the Video Tutorial for this project.

From WalMart:

Folk Art Enamel Paints in - Light Blue, Black and Metallic Gold

From Hardware Store:

12 X 12 Ceramic Tile

Cricut Cartridges:

Elegant Cakes: BrdFlr-s "R"
Library Fonts - F2 for all other lettering

Friday, October 30, 2015

"Thankful" ~ Pastor Appreciation Card

October is Pastor Appreciation month and this past Sunday our church held a Pastor Appreciation day.  I made this sweet little card, not only for the Pastor but for his wife as well.  I truly believe that both need to bee called and anointed in order for the Pastor's ministry to be successful.  I wanted the card to have a masculine feel but with feminine elements so that it would be appropriate for the both of them.  I wanted them to both know how loved and appreciated they are.
Video Tutorial for the card.

Materials Used:

From WalMart:

Colorbok 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock - Craft
Colorbok 6X6 Paper pack - Darling Jewel

From Dolor Tree:

From Etsy:

MayMay Made It Stamp Set - Define Emotions
MayMay Made It Stamp Set - Sweet Stuff

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monogram Platter with Enamel Paints and Cricut Stencils

There is nothing better than giving or receiving a personalized gift on you special occasion.  One of my son and daughter-in-law's favorite wedding presents is a tile they were given by a family member that has their monogram and est 2014 on it that came with a display stand. When I saw that, I thought, "I can do that!"  It's affordable to do, it's beautiful, it's personal and I promise you, it will be one of the couple's favorite gifts!  You will be amazed at how simple it is to recreate.  Do not be discourage if you do not have a die cutting machine or manual die cutters that you can make your own stencils with.  There are so many sources out there for stencils these days.  Just check out your local hobby or craft store or check out specialty stores online.  I promise you, you can spend less than $15-$20 to make a very beautiful and unique present that the couple will cherish for years!  I used a plate from WalMart for this project but you could just as easily use a 12 X 12 non glazed or glazed ceramic tile from the hardware store.  After it's baked (if you use a ceramic tile) you could put felt pads on the bottom and make it a trivet instead of a display piece.  As I always say, you are only limited by your imagination!  Video Tutorial for this project.

Materials Used

Better Homes and Garden Dinner Plate

Cricut Cartridges
Ashlyn's Alphabet - I - Cursive Tab - for all lettering