Sunday, July 29, 2012

Off tabletop candle makeover with Silhouette vinyl


I haven't used my Silhouette nearly enough, but this weekend I busted out some vinyl and whipped this up for my back porch table. While out shopping for some other outdoor items a couple of months ago, I picked up this tabletop Off! Citronella candle. First of all, these are a necessity if you want to be outdoors here, and second, a light bulb went off in my head and I thought this would be great for dressing up with some vinyl decals.


I decided to monogram two sides with our initial. I used the GE signature font and sized it to 7.53 x 2.92 inches. Obviously 7.53 is way too large, but that was just the dimension of the text box, not the overall letter.


I originally had in mind to do some type of flourish, damask, or fleur on the other two sides, but while browsing the Silhouette shop I found the abstract butterfly flourish.  Since I have a lime green butterfly lantern on my porch already, I just had to use this. It ties in elements from the sitting area to the dining area of the porch. (I'll be sharing my back porch makeover soon.)


I sized the butterfly to 4.035 x 2.44 inches. I cut all four pieces at once and put them on. I'm so happy with this, nothing is safe from vinyl now.

Here's a peek at my outdoor table setting with my new candle as the centerpiece.



5 comments:

  1. It's amazing how big an impact a monogram and image can have. This looks fantastic. I need to use my Silhouette more too.

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  2. Wow, I would've never thought to decorate that candle holder! So cute. I love your table. Your newest follower from It's Overflowing. :)

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  3. So adorable! I want a silhouette! However, my whole house would be covered in vinyl if I did! lol
    I'm now following - would love if you swing by and follow back? :D
    Hannah @ www.eatloveinspire.blogspot.com

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  4. Great idea! I too must put my Silhouette to use more often. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  5. Oh! What a great idea to personalize it! Looks beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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