Today I am sharing my second Silhouette Challenge with you! If you go down to the bottom of the post you can see 15 other Summer Projects for your Silhouette AND we are giving away a Silhouette Portrait (and TWO Runner Ups will receive a Heat Transfer Vinyl Starter Kit!).
I knew right away for my Summer Project that I wanted to do something with herbs... I just wasn't sure exactly how I would personalize it with my Silhouette until I went to browse at my local Hobby Lobby for some ideas! I found this adorable tin and realized that five glass mason jars would fit inside it! I was currently growing some herbs inside toilet paper rolls and I knew they'd have a lot more room to grow in the mason jars. I also found the chalkboard herb markers in the Target dollar spot. I decided I would personalize the tin with some white vinyl I had laying around the house. I decided to put 'Carrie's Herb Garden' on it... because, I like my name and monogram on everything at our house! lol!
So, how did I make it? It was pretty easy! I even purchased a new font in the Silhouette store called 'SNF Happily Ever After', which is a nice cursive font for the Spring. I do think the cursive 'b' on Herb looks a little weird, but apparently there is a couple of different ways to write a cursive 'b' and the way the font does it is not the way I learned back when I was in school MANY years ago. ;)
Making a Mason Jar Herb Garden
I already had some herbs growing in toilet paper rolls for several weeks, you'll need mason jars, pebbles (got these at Hobby Lobby), herb markers (Target Dollar spot), mason jars and a tin to place all of the jars inside.
Fill the mason jars with the small pebbles, about 1/4 full.
Then fill the jar with dirt, leaving room to place your seedling inside. Or, you could just start by seed. Water and then place your herb markers where you want them. Now, I'll show you how to personalize your tin with your Silhouette!
Personalize a Garden Tin with your Silhouette
First, measure your tin to see how big you want to build your graphic in the Silhouette Studio.
On the image on the upper left you'll see I've laid out my design inside the guides I placed after I measured my design. On the image on the upper right, you'll see I told the machine to 'Cut Edge' and to use 'Vinyl, Silhouette Brand'. Also, don't forget to change your blade to the correct size (Silhouette Studio will tell you what to set it at, but sometimes if your blade is more on the dull side, you may need to bump it up by 1 or 2).
The photo on the upper left shows what the design looks like after you've printed it on your Silhouette Cameo. The design on the right shows how it looks after you tear away the vinyl around the letters.
Place your backing paper on top of the vinyl design and then peel off so that the vinyl transfers to the sticky side of the backing paper. Now you are ready to place the vinyl on your tin!
Place the transfer paper, sticky side down on the tin exactly where you want it. Smooth it out really good before you pull it off.
After you pull it off, you'll see your vinyl has transferred to the tin! Doesn't it look great?!
This is what the tin looks like when its done!
I want to find a planter shelf to place these on inside our pergola on the patio. I saw one at Home Goods the other day and I will probably go back to get it! What is nice is it has three shelves, so I can put more pots on it than just these herbs!
I can't wait to enjoy fresh herbs all summer long in pastas, salsa, etc. We are even growing some cat nip for our cats!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
I've got two great Silhouette treats for you today! First off, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Sisters, What // 2. Small Stuff Counts // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Ramblings // 5. Where The Smiles Have Been // 6. Curly Crafty Mom // 7. Architecture of a Mom // 8. Create & Babble // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Coral + Mint Design Co. // 11. Designed Decor // 12. Tehtaiskˆ nyt? // 13. Tori Grant Designs // 14. Morena's Corner // 15. It Happens in a Blink // 16. unOriginal Mom
AND, my friend Lauren from Mom Home Guide is sharing her Mason Jar Herb Garden today, too! Check her post out HERE.
She stenciled this stool AND the herb markers for this project. She is a stenciling Queen! She also sent me a couple of the herb markers as a Mother's Day gift. She is the sweetest! Don't forget to check out her post HERE.
And I've saved the best for last! Silhouette America has graciously sponsored our giveaway of a Silhouette Portrait! One lucky grand prize winner will receive their very own Silhouette Portrait, and two runners up will each receive a Heat Transfer Vinyl Starter Kit. (If you already own a Silhouette, just think how great a gift this would make for a friend!)
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(This giveaway runs from 8:00 am on May 9 until 11:59pm on May 16, 2016, and is open to readers with a US mailing address.)
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