I am on a few Silhouette groups on Facebook. I mainly just skim through the pictures, because most of them are using vinyl (which I am still too scared to try), but some of them catch my eye – like this one.
I made the mistake of showing the other housewives the original picture as I found it on Facebook, and BOOM. I had 9 requests. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t know if my Silhouette was up to the challenge, because I need new blades and mats like a mothasucka – but it did it! It took a while, and there were more than a few choice words used (nothing like cussing while cutting a nativity scene, right?) but it was worth it. Obviously.
Plywood/board/fencepost/canvas/whatever you want to put it on. I used some scrap plywood left over from an old Pinterest Party for mine – it measures 16″w x 5.5″h.
Paint (I just used craft paint – did a thin coat of white – wanted to keep it quick!)
Cardstock (obviously I used black)
Silhouette machine – unless you are a glutton for punishment and feel like freehanding this
Xyron machine or Mod Podge – this was my first time to use my Xyron sticker maker and I love it! Some of the pieces were so tiny I can’t imagine trying to glue them on.
Ribbon or a picture hanger thingy (yes, that is a technical term)
Once I got the board painted and dry, it took about 15 minutes to get everything put together. That’s it! That was even including Logan “helping”.
I’m not going to post the files on here, because they are not my files to give away, but I will post the link to the group I got it from. Everyone in the group is very helpful and it is a great place to ask questions and get new files! It is a private group, so you will have to join, but if you have a Silhouette I highly recommend it. There is one more that I read daily as well.
The nice thing about it is that you can make this as big or as small as you want – most of the pieces on mine are less than 2″ tall!