Hey everyone, Raquel here today with a summer tutorial for you all. I don’t know about you, but I find scanning Pinterest and Instagram so inspiring, especially when it comes to home decor. Today I thought I would share with you a simple but beautiful home decor piece you can create when creating a summer vignette for your home. A vignette is basically creating arrangements or displays around your home.
To complete this project you will need a clipboard – I am using the Pink Paislee Memorandum clipboard, a copy of this cut file from the Silhouette Design Store, and a compatible cutting machine, paper straws, a vase, and the Paige Evans Fancy Free collection. You can also use a Minc machine and silver foil as I have done for the summer print, just to add further fun to the project.
To begin this process I opened up my cut file and set it to print all of the words apart from the first one. I printed it on my toner printer, leaving off the first word of every line. I was able to apply silver Minc foil and run it through my Minc machine, changing the design to silver. I placed the file back on my 12×12 Cameo mat and sent it to the cameo to cut the first words out.
I wanted this print to be bright, eye catching, and fun, so what better collection to do this than Fancy Free? I cut strips of the Fancy Free patterned papers and backed each word in a new design. Aiming to keep the colours and busy-ness of the prints spaced out.
To back each word I cut out strips of paper and then adhered them down. I adhered another piece of card to the back just to neaten the print up a little.
Once the print was finished I needed to work on my complementing embellishments. I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer I think fruits, outside fun, and pinwheels. For this projects I knew pinwheels I could do!
I gathered together a few goodies from my stash such as the paper straws, scissors, and three of the Fancy Free papers.
I cut the three papers into 5″ squares and drew diagonal lines onto them. I then cut along the solid line, leaving approx 1cm from the central point to the end of the cutting.
Place a dot of liquid adhesive onto the center point and fold each corner inwards, creating the pinwheel design.
To secure these pinwheels to a straw simply staple them on in the centre point.
Finish the pinwheels by adding a Fancy Free button or chipboard piece to to the centre.
Now comes the fun part of adding other pieces from your house to your vignette to create a beautiful summer display.
I hope this has inspired you today with a little home DIY project!