Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Made It- *~6.15.15*~

Well- it has certainly been a while since I've last updated! This year was a whirlwind of craziness and change and I felt like it was even harder than my first year of teaching. I survived though! It's pretty amazing when you have a fantastic class of students, they really make these tough years feel great. This was hands down the best class I have ever had- I know that you probably say that every year, but I truly believe this will be my most memorable and amazing class ever! :)

In addition to having the toughest school year yet, I also started Grad school last fall at Saint Leo University and it has been a doozy! Ugh! I knew it would be tough- but there are some days I just don't want to do it anymore, thank God for my husband who is my best and favorite cheerleader!

My husband and I have also followed a dream of ours and created a YouTube channel dedicated to our love of all things nerdy and food related! It's called Sweet Geeks if you want to check it out- I think it is pretty entertaining! ;)

On to other notes- I actually created a Monday Made It for 4th Grade Frolics adorable link up! I had a blast with this last summer, so I am hoping to do the same this summer! Today's is not super exciting, but it was adorable nonetheless!

Ok- you will need a blank canvas (I used an 8x10), a vinyl saying of your choice (I cut a cute one out from my Silhouette Cameo, which rocks!), transfer paper if you cut your own, pretty paper of your choice, and Mod Podge

I didn't take a ton of pictures because it was dark last night and I was tired and forgot... haha! First, take your pretty paper and cut it to fit your canvas. I wanted a little white edge on mine, so I cut my paper smaller. Next, apply a thin layer of mod podge to the canvas and the back of your paper. Apply the paper to the canvas and then apply another layer of mod podge over the top. At this point, it might look as if your paper is lumpy and not sticking, but I promise it will! I thought it wasn't going to work, but I left it to dry overnight and it was completely smooth this morning- SCORE! The mod podge layer is necessary because it gives your vinyl something to stick to. Even if you paint your canvas first, it is best to apply a layer of mod podge over that as well. Let dry overnight and then grab your vinyl saying. Since I cut my own design, I needed to apply transfer tape to the top to transfer the design. Do this carefully and slowly to avoid bubbles and trouble. Finally, peel the design up with the transfer tape and line it up on your canvas. lay it down and use a squeegee to ensure the design gets applied to the canvas. Peel the transfer tape off carefully pulling it straight back, not up. Now enjoy your adorable design! :) Don't be afraid of vinyl! It is fun and so easy to use and always looks so professional!

Taaadaa!!! I'm going to use it for my bathroom once I finish painting it. I thought it would bring a little happiness to our space! 

Thanks for dropping by all! <3

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