Thursday, March 29, 2018

Personalized Easter Basket with HTV World

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I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
 I don't know if you've heard but I have a new niece.  She's 4 months old and it's her first Easter!  I am looking forward to having a basket for her filled with cute girly things however I needed a cute basket first.  I searched Pottery Barn Kids and they were cute but didn't wow me so I decided to go the inexpensive route and make my own.  Two of my favorite things...budget friendly and a craft!
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
  Have you guys heard of HTV World?  They are a shop that specializes in all kinds of Heat Transfer Vinyl!  Here is what they say about their shop:
 "If you’re looking for some of the best heat transfer vinyl on the market you’ve come to the right place. We carry Siser heat transfer vinyl.
Heat Transfer Vinyl World let’s you shop your way. By COLOR. Choose your base color and see hand-picked accent colors that complement any color for any project. Never get stumped again and find colors that work for you.
HTV World is dedicated to making your shopping experience a breeze."
They have such an easy way to shop because every color gives you several coordinating colors and styles of heat transfer that will go with your pick.  I loved shopping with them and they have a great assortment of styles and the quality is top notch!
 I found my cute little bunny basket at Target in their dollar section for and knew I had to do something to make it just a bit cuter so I went straight to HTV World and snagged some colors that would work perfectly for her basket.  I went with pale pink, white glitter and solid white but didn't end up using the solid white for this project so I'm sure you will see another post down the line where I use it.
 I used my Silhouette machine to create the decal using just her first name and then mirrored the image and cut it out of the pale pink and then the glitter white.
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
  Once my HTV was cut I did the weeding (taking off excess material around the letters) and prepared my iron to get it ironed on.  I dumped the water out of my iron so there wouldn't be any steam and set it to the linen setting and let it get good and hot.  
 I then placed my decal using the glitter htv first and due to it being a curved surface I did cut the word in half to make it a little straighter. 
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
I placed my basket over the end of my iron so I had a surface to press the basket and decal on.
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
 I then placed a thin piece of fabric over the decal to protect it from melting onto my iron.  I just use a tshirt and just use one layer of it and it works great.
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
 Once the tshirt was covering it I placed my hot iron on it without moving it too much so it wouldn't move the htv.  Once I knew it was secured enough to the basket surface I started slowly moving my iron over it while applying pressure and then once the backing was coming off the vinyl I slowly removed it and had an adorable basket!
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
 After I did the glitter layer I then placed the pale pink layer over top of it but moved it just slightly over so the white glitter would just peak out.  Most people would probably put the smooth vinyl down first and then do the glitter but I wanted the glitter to just be an accent.
 How easy is that?  So simple but creates the cutest little basket for so cheap!
Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
 Isn't it so cute?  I just love that little accent of glitter sticking out!

Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
Moral of the story?  Go visit HTV World for your heat transfer projects!

Personalized Easter Basket with Heat Transfer Vinyl
Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Do It Yourself Faux Robin's Eggs

Oh where has the time gone?  I feel sad that I haven't blogged in such a long time but also I feel like so much work goes into blogging and sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading because most the time I get very little response to my posts.  That all being said I miss sharing my creative adventures with you.  I thought I'd kick off with a super simple project for spring or Easter.

I know a lot of places are carrying solid wood eggs or even just white plastic eggs and either would work for this project.  I used solid wood eggs from Target.  I found them in the dollar spot so you can't beat the price. I then bought a bottle of acrylic paint from Target in a color called Robins Egg.  Perfect name for this project.

 Perfect for your spring decor!

I picked up this brush at Lowe's Home Improvement and love it for anything that is round like finials or beads or candle get the idea.  Makes brushing paint onto round object so much easier!

I painted all the wooden eggs with 2 coats of the acrylic paint and let them dry well before I started adding the spots that a typical Robin's Eggs have on them.

These are perfect just with the plain paint on them too so feel free to stop at this step!
Just start lightly dabbing the paint on with your toothpick.  I went through a couple toothpicks because they would flatten out and the spots got too big but that is fine if you like that look.

Don't worry if all the dots aren't the same size or if they get a little smeared. They don't have to be perfect because in nature they wouldn't be perfect either.  That is it!

Put them back in the cardboard holder or a cute egg basket and you are all set with another cute decor item for spring!

 Don't mind the large black TV behind this little just happens to be where I needed to add a little something to spring this area up.

  Happy Spring my friends!

Don't you love a quick and simple DIY?  I know I sure do!