Learn how to create a fabulous fall tablescape with Caitlin from The Mrs. Everything using adhesive vinyl and Color Chimp HTV! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!
Happy fall y'all!
I think many people are hesitant to purchase a Silhouette or Cricut machine because they fear that it might be a large undertaking to learn the software and adjust to using the machine. As a loyal Silhouette Cameo user for nearly four years, I can assure you that it is one of the greatest machines that I own! Today I will show you just how handy a Cameo can be when the holidays roll around and you need to whip up some last minute decor. If you're a busy gal like me, you don't have time to scour stores to find what you need, but you can find a few minutes to slap some vinyl on some $1 plates and STILL have the most fab fall table setting around!
Let's do this thing.
Here's what you'll need:
- Silhouette Cameo or similar machine
- Color Chimp Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used gold)
- Matte Black Oracal 651
- Plates from Dollar Tree
- Fall Shaped Ornaments from the dollar spot
I wanted my tablescape to be simple yet classy. I am not a mega fan of Rae Dunn, but I do like the simplicity of her work, so for my plates, I used The Skinny Font to get that Rae Dunn look. Since I am doing a place setting for 4, I sized my design and laid out 4 side by side to reduce cutting time and vinyl wasted. Cut your words from your black matte vinyl. Craftey has a whole host of amazing vinyl colors that you can choose from if black seems to plain for you!
Once you have cut your designs for your plates, cut them apart, weed and then cover with transfer tape. When you have the design covered with the transfer tape, peel the backing away and apply to your plates.
To add that little extra flair to each place setting, why not add some personalization!? Grab your wooden ornaments and your HTV for this step. I decided to add names to my ornaments, but you could do a monogram or really whatever your heart desires! I used one of my favorite fonts for the names, Clickbait from Angie Makes. Whenever I use a font that is interconnecting, I always make sure to weld my letters before mirroring so that it becomes a cohesive word. If you forget to weld, you end up with choppy letters and the design will not work.
Once you have welded your letters, then you can mirror your design.
Change your material in the settings to heat transfer vinyl and cut. You can then weed the names and gently iron the names onto each ornament.
I think in all, I spent maybe 15 minutes on this and I couldn't be more pleased with the way it all came together.
How do you use your Cameo to simplify your life? I would love to see how you #GetCraftey!