Ikea Latt Hack–My Version

Found this adorable table hack on Pinterest. My version is about the same. Can’t help but share the finished project. For Olivia and Henry, our littles…

I do plan on adding two vinyl sayings on the chair bottoms. Something about being fierce. I’ll post finished product.

Here’s the tutorial that I used. I would make a few instruction changes.

We spray painted the table after partially assembling it using Valspar “Milk Glass” color. This is a Lowe’s brand.

I would not cut the gift wrap paper or the trim the 24″ x 30″ acrylic sheet until after finalizing the assembly. There are inconsistencies in the dowel holes that might cause a little skewing as it is assembled.

You might be able to use a drimmel tool and ‘cut out’ the small squares at each corner for a perfect fit. However, if you can’t do that, measure the inner width and the outer length so that at least the two longer sides will be flush against the acrylic edge.

This table and chairs are very small. Probably useful up to age 3 years.

#sewbizzybee, #ikeahacks, #kidstable, #littles


TuTu Cute

Olivia turned one last week. Here’s her adorable outfit.

I found the mermaid svg online and designed the crown. Easy font choices for her name and 1.  Glitter HTV was easy to work with and just gorgeous.

The tutu was a variety of designer ribbons, tulle, golden net ribbon and white sparkle ribbons.  Some were embossed w gold dots, anchors and “Birthday Girl” script. A few satin solids thrown in for foundation colors.

The elastic head band is gold glitter. The flower was prefab lace with a pearl and Rhinestones. I added small shell and tiny starfish. It clips onto the headband.

Olivia was tutu cute.


It’s Fall, Ya’ll

Isn’t it great that we can use “y’all” in our vocabulary. We are all so ready for some crisp cool autumn days.

I’m having fun using my Silhouette Cameo 3 crafting with Permanent vinyl 651 from Oracle.

I purchased this big metal yard art pumpkin from Hobby Lobby.  It is the largest vinyl design that I’ve ever designed. It got even bigger with the “Laurel G” for a client.

I created a design file in Silhouette Studio Designer Plus using a handwritten font.   I had to print, cut and tape the words and manipulate the size until it was just right.  Words/letters had to fit on an 8.5″X 11″ sheet of paper. In the software, I “nested” the words and detached letters to maximize the valuable vinyl.

Using the settings from Expressions Vinyl, I easily cut the Permanent vinyl with the new auto-blade option. I had to use the 12″ x 24″ cutting mat.  Do not reverse your design. Transfer tape will be used to move the vinyl to the pumpkin.

Here’s where it gets more difficult. Weeding and placing the design on the pumpkin. I marked the center of the metal pumpkin with a small penciled “X”.

Cut around the words and individual letters into a workable size. Weed slowly starting at a corner. I use a seam ripper and curl the vinyl away from the backing. Make sure you do not stretch or pull the vinyl as you remove the unwanted portions. After weeding, carefully reconnect your individual letters to the word pieces using the sticky backing.

I use clear Contact Paper to transfer large designs. Cut a piece large enough to cover each entire word. Peel off the paper and place the sticky side down on the right side of the vinyl. Start in the center vertically and smooth out to the edges. Use a flat tool make it flat.

On the large “G” and laurels be careful when weeding not to keep the sticky backing of the unwanted vinyl away from the right side of the word or letters. It will grab and not let go. Weed in small patches. I even if you get it apart, you will not be able to remove the sticky residue. Voice of experience.

After the contact per is attached well, slowly peel off the vinyl backing. Place the vinyl visually and rub vertically with your hands/palms. Move outward pushing flat.  Rub out bubbles. Remove contact paper slowly also-checking for loose vinyl. Whew!

Stand back and enjoy your work.