Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fabric Presents on the Wall

Last night we put up our Christmas tree.  I love that it’s that time of the year!  As we were putting up the tree and my kids would not leave the ornaments alone, it made me realize that I wouldn’t be able to put presents under the tree until it’s really close to Christmas.  That made me a little sad because the tree looked so bare.  So I decided to put some presents on the wall instead. 
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This is how I made them:
I took lots of fun red and green fabric, mod podge and contact paper.  Vinyl would work just fine too, contact paper is just cheaper.
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I cut the fabric and contact paper to the same size.
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Then I put on a layer of mod podge onto the contact paper.
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Carefully I pressed the fabric onto the contact paper, making sure to get out all of the air bubbles.
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Now to cut the fabric.  I used my Cricut Mini to cut the fabric.  It did a great job (this was my first time cutting fabric with it).  I use the depth of 4 and pressure of 3.
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And here it the fun present all cut out.
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For some of presents, I just cut out squares of fabric using my scissors.  Then I cut out some bows out of sparkly vinyl.  I used the depth of 3 and pressure of 2 to cut it out.
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And here is another present.
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I peeled off the back of the contact paper and stuck the present right onto the wall.  I was impressed by how well it stuck to the wall, especially since my walls are so textured.
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I put the rest of the  presents up.
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I just love the shapes and the colors of the presents, so much fun!
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And now it looks like I have a few presents under my tree Smile
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Caroline said...

This is gorgeous I love the different patterns. Caroline xxx

Chandeen Santos said...

That is really cute. How do you like the Circut? I really want a Silhouette, but they are so expensive, maybe a Circut is a good solution.

Sabrina said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Hicks said...

clever idea, especially using contact paper. Thanks!

DerrK said...

I like to put presents under the tree, but with little ones visiting it isn't always ideal. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing! I have always wanted to use my cricut with fabric but haven't had a project until now.

Sabrina Haleber said...

love the idea thanks for sharing



Bev Carter said...

Love this idea and thanks for sharing.

The Thriftiness Miss said...

This is too cool! I love the fabrics you used.. Such an awesome project, pinning it :)

Ana Lopes said...

So cute idea!!!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
Happy week !

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Super cute kaysi! So smart using contact paper I need to remember that for a few project I've been wanting to do.