Posts Tagged ‘home decor’



No Sew “I’m Home” Floor Mat DIY with pattern!

I'm Home No Sew Floor Mat // thepapermama.com

Today I want to share this canvas No Sew “I’m Home” Floor Mat with you (it’s over on HP Create). I LOVE how it turned out. The best part: it’s a no sew project. Yup. You CAN sew it if you want, or not. I went with the “not” option. Another thing about this little mat is it’s waterproof, just use a wet rag to wipe off any water or dirt. Boom.

Ok, for the full tutorial with the printables and everything, head on over to HP Create!

I'm Home No Sew Floor Mat // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the HP Create website!

Day 13: Tree Plus Heart Garland

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

Day 13 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Tree Plus Heart Garland. I know we still have a bit of time before Thanksgiving, but I’m ready for Christmas decorations! This last weekend I made a Tree Plus Heart Garland. It may or may not be going up in my house this weekend. Yay!

Supplies:

- 5 sheets of green felt

- 2 sheets of red/pink felt

- bakers twine

- hot glue

- scissors

Directions:

- Trace out a tree and heart shape on paper. Cut out those shapes. These will be your patterns. Note: I made my trees about 3 inches high.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

- Cut out 16 trees and 17 hearts.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

- Hot glue the back of the trees + hearts onto the bakers twine.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

Hang and enjoy!

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out the DIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.

Day 12: Painted Silhouette Kid Craft

Painted Silhouette Kid Craft // thepapermama.com

Day 12 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Painted Silhouette Kid Craft! It’s a fantastic present for the grandparents (or aunts/uncles/friends). I love my daughter’s artwork… so much, but I wanted to created something for my mom that she’d love to hang up in her living room (not to say that she doesn’t love my kiddo’s drawings, but those all end up on the fridge). This is one of my mom’s (the kiddo’s grandma) gifts this Christmas. I’m betting she’ll love it, especially since my daughter is so proud of it! Want to make one for someone special in your life? Well, it’s easy. Follow the directions below.

Supplies:

- One piece of small birch or oak plywood

- Contact paper

- Acrylic paint

- Scissors or X-acto knife

- Printer + computer + camera/phone with camera

- Someone to take a photo of

Directions:

Painted Silhouette Kid Craft // thepapermama.com

- Put your kiddo (or whoever… cat … dog … husband … chicken) in front of a bright window. Using a camera (the camera on your phone will work), focus on the background of the image (outside). This will make the person in front of the window look dark. Perfect for a silhouette!

- Print out your photo. Following the outline, cut out your silhouette shape. Note: if your subject has messy hair (like my kiddo) you can just cut a smooth line over that messy part. 

Painted Silhouette Kid Craft // thepapermama.com

- Trace the cut out silhouette shape onto a piece of contact paper. Cut out the traced shape with your scissors. If you’d like to get more detailed with the cutting, I suggest using an X-acto knife.

- Peel back the paper portion from the contact paper.  Press the outer portion of the cut out silhouette onto your plywood. Be sure to press down the edges VERY well. The more the contact paper is pressed down, the better chance you won’t have paint leaking under the contact paper. Note: if there are any portions of the plywood that are still showing (and you don’t want painted), cover with painters tape. My kiddo is crazy with the paint and I wanted to make sure she only painted the silhouette portion. 

- Set your kiddo up to paint! Since this is a gift for my mom, I gave her paint that I know would look good in my mom’s home. Some blues and gold. Let them go to town!

- When they are done painting, let the silhouette dry for about 24 hours. Carefully peel off the contact paper. I suggest tracing your X-acto knife along the silhouette edge to separate the paint from the contact paper.

- Optional: use E6000 to glue on a picture hanger to the back, OR use some temporary Scotch wall hangers to hang. 

Painted Silhouette Kid Craft // thepapermama.com

- You could be done here, or there’s one more step… Since we used some light paint the silhouette blended into the wood color. I used a pencil to trace the edge.

- Done.

Wrap up this sweet thing and give to a favorite person… OR keep for yourself. Hee.

Painted Silhouette Kid Craft // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out theDIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.

For another AWESOME silhouette DIY, check out our ebook (comes with free printables):

Make Your Day // makeyourdaydiy.com

Day 8: Silhouette Wreath

Silhouette Wreath // thepapermama.com

Day 8 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: The cute Silhouette Wreath I made for HP Create.

This is my modern take on the Christmas wreath. Printed paper Mod Podged onto a piece of plywood. Yeah, it’s that simple. To check out the full DIY and get the free printouts I included with this DIY, click here.

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out theDIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.

I am a paid contributor for Hp Create

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