Saturday, June 26, 2010

Personalized Gifts

I had the honor of attending a great friends baby shower today!  And of course I waited until the last minute to make a gift....I started it last night!  I love to receive personalized hand made gifts, it always makes me feel special, so I try to always make something for special occasions.  I decided to make a monogrammed frame, a name block, and I attempted a pillow that turned out ok.

K is for Khloe, isn't that the sweetest name!  I started with a red frame from the dollar store and spray painted it Heirloom White.
I almost remembered to take a picture before I started glazing it with my Ralph Lauren "Smoke" glaze.
Here it is finished  I used my Cricut to cut the K out of pink vinyl and applied it directly to the glass.  I used a staple gun to attach ribbon to the back of the frame to hang it with.
I love name blocks, I think they are adorable.  I used 2x2's and cut them down to the size I wanted.  I painted them with craft paint (I literally finished this 5 minutes before I left) and glazed them.  I applied the paper with spray adhesive and sanded the edges.  I cut her name out of pink vinyl and applied it directly to the wood.
 Here is my pillow attempt.  I used muslin and some cute white eyelet trim.  I used heat and bond to "sew" my pillow, I think it would have been so much faster to use a sewing machine but didn't want to drag myself over to my Gramma's to borrow hers....lesson learned.  I cut the crown out with my Cricut and the Home Decor cart and used craft paint and a dauber thing to paint it.  Not bad for 30 minutes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

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25 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

Kenzie I love all the personalized cute cute gifts.

TOTALLY FUNNY.. I tried putting that same exact crown "Home Decor" on one of my pillows... and I couldn't for the life of me get it on the way I wanted. So it was a craft-tastrify! What did you use to paint it on... because a stencil from cardstock was a NO GO! i SO want princess shabby looking pillows for my bed. Please fill me in? Thanks, have a good night! Jenn

Mayje said...

Hi! I'm hopping by through Under the Table and Dreaming link party. Wow they are so cute! I really love the name block!

Have a nice day!

Diane said...

OMGosh, how cute. Love everything. I love personalized gifts Ü

Heather said...

These are so adorable! I'd love it if you would add this post to this week's Sharing Time Link Up!
http://heathernow.blogspot.com/2010/06/sharing-time_27.html
Hope you have a great week!
~Heather

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am TOTALLY stealing your pillow idea. ;) I have that cartridge, but haven't used it yet. Love the gifts!! :)

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

I love these! If only I could convince my husband that I need a Cricut...hmmmm ;)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fabulous gift set. I just adore the touches of pink and the burlap - adorable! I bet your friend was thrilled. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly apprecite it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is purely gorgeous!!! Amazing!!! I love everything you did!
I hope you'll come visit my new blog--I'm excited for everyone to see it!
Hugs,
Cindy
Whimsical Musings

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great gift idea! Each thing on its own is so pretty, too. Love the "K" and the blocks you made. I may have to try the blocks and I think we have some scrap wood in the garage I could use.

Petie said...

Great job! Love the name block. I'm working on some monogrammed wall art...basically printed words from computer that I'm tracing over with carbon paper onto material. It's working great. Looking forward to checking out more of your blog

Jennifer said...

I love everything!!! Great job!

Sam said...

I LOVE personalized items!!! Your friend will love it! Yep, not too shabby for 30 minutes!

Sam
Mom. Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

That's crazy! What fun personalized gifts.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

They are all adorable... I might have to copy you for my daughters... they would love these.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It's all great! I love Smoke Glaze!
Thanks for joining us @ Anything Related!!

Heather said...

Wow! Can we become friends and I'll have another baby??!?! LOL Please join the latest Linky Party at Dragonfly Designs! Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Cute stuff, girl!! I buy vinyl from expressionsvinyl.com (I'm sure you know about that great site!!) anyways, I was on there this morning to buy some vinyl, and they now have "t-shirt vinyl" that is vinyl that you can iron on. It would work great for things like that adorABLE pillow of yours! :)

Tam said...

Super cute!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I love it all! And I think I may be the very last person on the planet who doesn't own a Cricut :(

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

Happy 4th of July!

Iheartnaptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

I LOVE this! They turned out so cute! What a great gift I'd love for you to link it up @ iheartnaptime.blogspot.com

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I wanted to stop by and let you know that your project has been featured from Wednesday's Boardwalk Bragfest. Congratulations on your wonderful "bragable"! You can see your feature here:

http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/2010/07/featured-attractions-on-bobbypins.html

Please feel free to take a "featured" button, and thank you for sharing your project. I hope to see you on the Boardwalk again very soon!

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

Wow you rock! These are all three beautiful and you make me want a cricut so bad!

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

What neat gifts! Khloe sure is a lucky little girl. I think you might have inspired me to make some things for my little Mason's room!

Have a great week,
Alex

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

these are adorable! I love how you used the glaze...what a difference it made! I LOVE those blocks!

I totally need a cricut...

Thanks for linking up!

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