Monday, January 17, 2011

{Silhouette Project} Silverware Jars

I thought it would be fun to make a project we could use at the dinner table. Something to make setting the table a little bit easier. And, if you like to have get-togethers often, these would be super cute to set out for your guests. Fill them up with silverware or plasticware. 


What you'll need:
  • Glass Jars (I used Ragu spaghetti sauce jars)
  • Black Vinyl (Silhouette)
  • Transfer Paper (Silhouette)

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Step One:  (these instructions are for cutting the vinyl out using the Silhouette Studio software) Starting with a new document, open up the BISTRO shape (purchased from the online store). Highlight the shape, right click and select UNGROUP. Select and delete everything but the utensils.


Step Two: On the left toolbar, select the "DRAW AN ELLIPSE" and make an oval around your knife. Copy and paste the oval two more times for the fork and spoon. 


Step Three: Turn on your grid by selecting that grid icon up in the far right corner. Then under OPTIONS, check SHOW GRID. Now you can use these lines to center your oval and utensils. (if there's an easier way to do this, please share - i'm still trying to figure everything out)


Step Four: Now, you'll want to click and drag the mouse over one oval and shape so that both shapes get a box around them. Then right click and select GROUP.


Step Five: Select the shape and go to OBJECT > ROTATE > ROTATE BY 90 COUNTER CLOCKWISE and line all of your shapes up together so they're ready to cut. 

Step Six: Make sure to select VINYL on your CUT SETTINGS. And just a note... I usually put the SPEED down to about a 4 when cutting detailed/delicate shapes.

Step Seven: Follow the instructions for applying vinyl using the Silhouette Transfer Paper to your three glass jars.


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GUESS WHAT??

From now until January the 22nd, Silhouette is offering two awesome promotions...

Purchase a Silhouette machine for only $225 and also receive
- 2 rolls of premium vinyl
- 1 roll of transfer
- and the Home Decor CD
(all of this is normally priced at $395)

- or -

if you already have yourself a Silhouette machine...
purchase any premium vinyl for 25% off.
What a deal!!


 to receive either of these great deals enter the promotion code: eighteen25

Remember, you only have until this Saturday, January 22nd, so make sure to let your sweetie know. ;)


27 comments:

  1. That's a pretty way to display the utensils. Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well.

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  2. What a fun solution, especially for parties! Love how they turned out.

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  3. Oooh I love this idea! This would be great for a party!

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  4. Quick tip for centering objects: use the "align" menu. The icon is right above the top arrow on the vertical slider (9th from the left). Click (+shift click) all parts you want aligned a certain way, then specify with the choices given. Voila! No guess work!

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm still trying to figure my machine out:)

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  6. how cute! those would be totally fun for all the summer BBQ's we have! So fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Those are sooo cute! Wish I had a Silhouette! ;-)

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  8. I have been waiting to get a Silhoutte since my birthday/christmas. I would love to use the promo code. How does it work? On the Silhouette site do I just add the Silhouette SD and then enter the promo code...because that doesn't seem to work? Thanks!

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  9. This is such a great project. I'm going to have to try this for my next party. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. hi sarah! so sorry you are having trouble. you should be able to add the silhouette to your cart and then enter the code eighteen25 and it will automatically add the extra products and change the price. please let us know if you are still having trouble.
    eighteen25@cox.net
    jen

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  11. I think I really need a silhouette!! Great idea

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  12. finally a simple silhouette project for us newbies to try! :) And i have been saving jars with no purpose for them at all....this would be a great beginner project to try! Thanks girls!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE those jars! I often serve buffet-style when I entertain and those would be so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. oh thank you for the tutorial...i am still trying to figure out all of the things this machine does, i'm not sure i will ever figure them all out in my lifetime. (keep those tutorials coming please!!)

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  15. Oh gals....do you collect royalties from the "making simple look chic" society of america? Because, they owe you A LOT of money!!

    I love these. What a cool idea for parties. I think my mommy will be receiving a form of these for Mommy's day. She loves to throw little shin digs. Yay!

    (OH, and PS...this is going straight on my Pinterest. Isn't that about the coolest invention EVAH?)

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  16. What a fun idea! I need to get a Silhouette machine. I have been seeing lots of projects using them. I like your project because it looks simple and adds a nice touch to a party table setting.

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  17. learn something new every day, i've never even heard of silhouette studio but i love what you've done with it!

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  18. . . .as a correction to my post. . .by LEFT I of course meant RIGHT.

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  19. LOVE love love this! I'll be featuring it on my blog in a couple of weeks - all linked back to you of course!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

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  20. Not only am I in love with this project, but the pictures you took are SPOT on! It all looks so great! Nicely done!

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  21. What a super cute idea?!?! I have very limited cabinet/drawer space and this would be a great way to free up some of that space.

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  22. I love this! Always looking for cute and creative ideas to recommend to my brides, I can see this looking very cute on the dinner tables at a reception.

    500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

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  23. Can you make these for me if I purchased them from you? Please let me know...thanks! kp8vball@hotmail.com

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  24. ABSOLUTELY darling!! I'm working on something like this, too! Just love the aesthetic of it in any kitchen!

    http://beworthy.wordpress.com/

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