You wanna know what I love? I love it when I rebound from a craft fail. This happened to me recently when I decided to DIY some personalized trivets.
It all started during a trip to IKEA. (A lot of my stories begin this way...) It was there that I saw these sturdy cork trivets — perfect for a girl who burns her wood table with some regularity.
I thought to myself, this will be so easy....
I'll cut out some vinyl letters on the Silhouette and make stencils.
Then I can just spray paint the negative space...
And it worked.
So while the end result looked okay(ish) it just didn't have the crisp, polished look I was hoping for.
Now I'm going to confess: in a previous life I would have given up and walked away.
But having experienced many craft fails I've learned to be persistent and try again.
Which I did.
(This time with a Sharpie Paint Pen.)
It gave me a lot more control, didn't compromise the vinyl, and I was able to do more than one coat.
(The fact that I did it in black was probably helpful as well.)
I think this would be a great gift that even a child could make if provided with a stencil.
Want to try your hand at this project? Here is a list of supplies compliments of Whimseybox.