DIY Wine Cork Shadow Box

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I was having the crafty bug today, I hadn’t made anything for a bit. Then it hit me I bought a shadow box months ago to make a wine cork holder. I am in the process of redoing my Kitchen décor and I wanted this  for the wine theme I am going for. I really like it and it turned out great.

You can find shadow boxes for pretty cheap, I recommend watching stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann’s. They constantly have sales on frames and shadow boxes. I got this 10×10 one at Joann’s for 50% off.! I can’t stand paying full price at those stores when you know they will put it on sale the following week or you can always use their in store coupons.

This project was quick an easy, I busted out my Silhouette Cameo (greatest purchase ever!) and laid out how I wanted the font and picked a photo. I used my Cameo to cut the letters using vinyl paper, then used transfer paper to move the font from my cutting matt to the shadow box.

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You will need to decide where you want to cut a hole in your shadow box so you can easily drop the corks in, I recommend the top or back if you are not hanging it on the wall.

If you do not have a vinyl cutter you could always use a stencil and glass etching cream that would work well too.

I found the idea on Pinterest (duh of coarse), its from a seller on Etsy. So if you do not want to make your own she sells them.

Here is her shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/HuggerOrangeDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I didn’t want to spend that much so I decided to make my own, this project cost me $15.

I can’t wait to drink some more wine and fill it up 🙂

Cheers!

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St. Patrick’s Day Banner

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Some of you may be getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, for some it’s a favorite holiday others just an excuse to drink. Honestly who would want to celebrate a holiday with drinking involved (oh wait I live in Utah, lots of people). I don’t have very many decorations to put out for the occasion so I decided to make this cute and simple banner with my Silhouette Cameo.

First I used my Silhouette to design the pieces for the banner and cut them out. Seriously I know I say this with every project but if you don’t have one of these you need to get one. Or if you bring me some wine I would be nice enough to cut it out for you 🙂

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Once each letter was cut out I decided to cut small squares of green cardstock to back each of the letters to make them pop!

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Next I took some burlap string I got from Michaels and measured it against the space I wanted to hang my banner so I knew how long to cut the string. Once cut measure the string again so you know how far apart to space each of your letters. Then you can hot glue the spring to the back of each letter (I taped mine in place first to ensure everything was were I wanted it then I glued it).

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After the glue had dried I cut pieces of tulle to tie between my letters. Make sure whatever length you decide you want your tulle that you double it. You will fold the tulle in half then loop it around the string and through itself to get the look I used. I had intended to do two or three pieces in between each letter but after putting the one on I liked the simplicity of just one piece. So the skies the limit, you could put more or less.

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Even if you don’t have a silhouette you could easily make this using stencils and cutting out the cardstock yourself.

I found some cute clovers at the Dollar Store to add to the sides of the fireplace to go with my banner and I am very please with how it turned out.