Tuesday, December 27, 2011

4x4 Monthly Decorative Holiday Tiles


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I really like to make Christmas gifts each year. The only problem is, it gets harder and harder each year to come up with something to make for my parents and in-laws. Neither of them really need anything and both have limited wall space. So I wanted to make them something that is little and that they can use all year round. This is what I came up with, 4x4 tiles that are decorated for each month of the year.





This is how I made it:
1) I got all of my months designed in Silhouette Studio.

2) Then I divided the images up by color.

3) I cut out all of the different images with my CAMEO. This took forever! My machine was running for at least 3 hours straight. Next time, I don't think I'll use as intricate images and won't make 4 sets of them at the same time :)

4) I took some 4x4 tiles. I got mine at Home Depot for $.16 each.

5) Then I started applying the vinyl to the tiles. I used my Expressions Vinyl for this.

I continued to decorate all the tiles. Some had more details than others.

Phew.... they are done. I love how they turned out!

So here they all are. I'll tell you the month and colors of Expressions vinyl I used.
January: navy and silver. February: red and soft pink. March: Lime tree-green.

April: ice blue and maize. May: purple, soft pink and ice blue. June: yellow, gentian blue, red, lime tree-green, brown and black.

July: gentian blue and red. August: yellow, black, purple, and gentian blue. September: red, yellow, gentian blue, lime tree-green, black, light brown and soft pink.

October: black and orange. November: orange, maize, red, brown, light brown and black. December: silver, red and lime tree-green.

I stacked all of them together placing a piece of 4x4 paper in between so they don't rub.

I put them on a cute little easel and now I have a little decoration for each month of the year, because I had to make one for myself :)


16 comments:

Sandy said...

I love this idea! Plus I got a Cameo for Christmas, so I can't wait to start some projects with it.

My name is Amee said...

What a great idea! I love to make home made gifts but even more when they are easy to make & inexpensive! Thank you for such a great idea!
Happy 2012 to you and your family!

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

You are so creative! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/12/anything-goes-linky-party_22.html. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Okay, I definitely need a cameo. I think I have enough to get one. Can't wait for the sale!

Ruby Jean said...

Can you believe I passed up that GREAT deal on black friday for the Cameo.. SIGH!!! this is a Fabulous idea!! I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-3-and-features/

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

These are WAY TOO CUTE!! Love the whole idea and you make it look so easy! I will have to break out my machine and "just do it" ;) THANKS so much for sharing and linkin up!! Much appreciated!!

Pam said...

Adorable idea.

Jami said...

What a cool gift idea! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
Happy New Year!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

bonniegetchell said...

They're so pretty! You were above me at the party at Tatertots and Jello! :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

April said...

Such a cute idea! I love interchangeable year-round/seasonal things like this!

Kelly said...

These look great! Thanks for linking to Fabulous Friday!

momto8 said...

I love this idea! Great gift!! I am a new follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can1 happy new year!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Hmmm...now I just need to win a cameo! Thanks for sharing this at my Kiss and Tell linky party!!

Libby said...

Fantastic! I've been itching to decorate some tiles for a while now. (Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon’s Link Party)

Jennifer Smith said...

Hello, I realize this post is a few years old but LOVEEEE IT. can you tell me what the file name was for getting all these tiles from the Sil store? I looked around for a full file as well as individual tiles and couldn't find them.

thank you

Jennifer Smith said...

I was just wondering where I would find these tiles on the SIL store. Looked around and couldn't find them. thanks