I got a Silhouette**.
Wait, no, I didn’t just get a Silhouette, I WON a Silhouette.
Yep, I was lucky enough to win one over at The Thinking Closet last month.
I. Was. Thrilled.
I’m still in the elementary stages with this bad boy, though. My first project with it were the letters on my monogrammed tissue box cover.
And tears of frustration almost surfaced with that project.
There is definitley a learning curve, with me anyway.
I almost boxed it right back up and sent it to Jamie because I know how badly she wants one.
So, this project may be too low-level for you experienced Silhouette users. But, for me it was a project that didn’t result in tears or throwing a $100 machine through the window.
It is a simple, yet stylish cheers garland.
To give credit where credit is due, I first saw this cheers garland from Anthropologie**, and I said to myself, “I want a cheers garland.” The Anthro one isn’t that expensive at $17, but I felt I needed a little more bling. Imagine that.
I had actually planned on making this before I got my Silhouette. I was just going to cut out circles and use this method for cutting out letters without a Silhouette. But, then the heavens parted and I was blessed with my very own Silhouette.
Here is how I made my garland. Now, I have never done a Silhouette tutorial before, so hopefully you will understand this with my elementary skills.
I drew out a few circles on the Silhouette with the circle tool.
Before cutting them out on my glitter paper, I cut them on regular printer paper to make sure the size was ok. Once I was satisfied with the size, I cut the circles out on gold glitter paper I purchased from Michael’s.
Then, I made slightly smaller circles to fit on top of the larger circles and cut them out on shimmery white-gold paper which I also purchased from Michael’s.
Next, I wrote out cheers, found a font I liked, then separated each letter, making it look like this:
Finally, I glued it all together, made small slits in each circle with an X-Acto knife, then strung gold ribbon through it.
As soon as I actually get around to making over my entryway, this bad boy will grace that wall.
Like what you see?
Crafting with Glitter Just Got Easier by Create & Babble
Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Addressing Invitations with a Silhouette Cameo by My Favorite Finds
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
“Create” Wooden Pallet by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
Spooky Halloween Bats Garland by TitiCrafty
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya’s Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Fussy Cutting Making You Fussy? by My Paper Craze
Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette by Cutesy Crafts
Cookie Lee Jewelry’ Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness by An Elegant Touch
Halloween Banner by Sowdering About
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