Curly Crafty Mom: Silhouette Fall Challenge: Fall Planter Box w/ Vinyl Pumpkins

Monday, September 12, 2016

Silhouette Fall Challenge: Fall Planter Box w/ Vinyl Pumpkins

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Today I am excited to share how I decorated a planter box for the fall with pumpkins that I personalized with gold vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I'm also hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $140 Amazon Gift Card, you could use it towards your own Silhouette machine or spend it on whatever you may need! AND, you can see what my Silhouette Challenge buddies have come up with for their Fall Projects!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects
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!
DIY Grateful Shirt Perfect For ThanksgivingDIY Back to School Sign & Amazon Gift Card GiveawayStenciled Fall Leaf Throw Pillow"Happy Fall Y'all" Watercolor Art: Cameo 3 TutorialCutest Pumpkin In The Patch OnesiesConquering my FearsHow to Build and Paint a Wood SignReversible Fall Block {tutorial} + Fall Blog Hop & GiveawaySpooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby's First Halloween + GIVEAWAY!Double Sided Fall and Christmas Pillow TutorialPumpkin Pillow CoversMake Fun Canvas Pencil CasesSilhouette Fall Challenge: Fall Planter Box w/ Vinyl Pumpkins"Happy Fall Y'all" Cotton Wreath
1. Small Stuff Counts // 2. My Favorite Finds // 3. Two Purple Couches // 4. The Thinking Closet // 5. Practically Functional // 6. GiveMeAPaintbrush // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. Ginger Snap Crafts // 9. Where The Smiles Have Been // 10. Sisters, What! // 11. Create & Babble // 12. HaberdasheryFun // 13. Curly Crafty Mom // 14. unOriginal Mom


How to Decorate a Planter Box for the Fall
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My husband made me a wooden planter box earlier this summer and I have been wanting to decorate it for the fall. Believe it or not, I only spent $6 decorating this box!


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I will share details on how to add vinyl wording to your pumpkins below, but you can also leave the pumpkins bare. I found these adorable white pumpkins at Walmart for $.99 each! Some stores will price small white pumpkins at high prices, so the $.99 price was a steal!


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The birch candles I had purchased last fall at Hobby Lobby. The acorn candle holder is also from Hobby Lobby. I try to use battery candles on a table centerpiece, because it is a lot safer when you have young kids.


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We have a beautiful limelight hydrangea bush in our backyard and by this time of the summer, the flowers are started to dry out on the bush. I simply took cuttings of the flowers and used them. They're already dry, so I didn't have to worry about them wilting. The pine combs I collected when I was at a park with the kids earlier in the month. You'll also spot a couple of golden tipped acorns, which I recently purchased from Hobby Lobby.


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I lined the bottom of the planter box with scrunched up paper towels and placed an extra piece of burlap on top to hide them. I always start using burlap again in the fall!


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I really just adore these personalized pumpkins, especially the one that says Autumn- which is my daughters name! Now, let's talk about how I personalized these pumpkins!


How to Personalize Pumpkins with Vinyl
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First you will want to measure your pumpkin, to see how wide and high you want your text to be on the pumpkin.


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I went into the Silhouette Studio and started to lay out my text. I used the font Xiomara for the text. When I went to the Cut Settings screen, I made sure that 'Cut Edge' was selected and 'Vinyl'.


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This is what the vinyl looks like after the Silhouette machine cuts it. I used Pro World's FDC Ultra High Gloss Sign Vinyl in the Gold color.


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Simply peel the vinyl away to reveal the text.


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Cover your creation with transfer paper.


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Position where you want the vinyl to go and firmly rub the vinyl onto the surface of the pumpkin.


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Peel the transfer paper away and you'll have an adorable personalized pumpkin!

Now It's Time for the Amazon Giveaway!

And because we not only want to inspire you creatively, but help provide you with the tools to make that happen, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are hosting a giveaway for a $140 Amazon gift card for one lucky winner.  You can put that prize toward a Silhouette machine, supplies, or whatever your crafting heart desires. The best part?  This giveaway is open to international readers, as well.  Whoo hoo! 

To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link.  Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 17 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power.  So, hurry up and enter! {This giveaway runs from today through Monday, September 19th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  International entrants welcome.  You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.} 

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What crafts are you planning to do with your Silhouette machine this fall?

Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Pro World sent me vinyl in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
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