Hey there!  I am soooo excited to be the proud owner of the new Silhouette Cameo!  This thing is AWESOME ~ check out the first project I made with it!

See that wall art hanging over my couch?  That’s it:)  Here’s how I made it for $25 with my new Cameo!

I alternated 1×6’s with 1×4’s (mine were cut down to 40″).

To hold them in place, I wood-glued and nailed 3 1×3’s to the backside of the boards.  I followed up with one coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain.

Now for the Cameo to do its magic (oooooo…ahhhhhhh)!!

The Cameo will cut through fabric, vinyl, cardstock, paper and more, up to 12 inches and 10 feet!  That’s right 10 FEET:)   I chose contact paper for this project because I just wanted a stencil.  I then chose a script font from my computer and began cutting:)

I dry brushed over the stencil with a cream-colored acrylic paint and my job was done!

Well…. after attaching this heavy-duty picture hanging kit on the back.  This isn’t super heavy but better safe than sorry;)  Now, mission complete!

This might be my favorite piece I have made for my house:)))  Thanks so much for stopping by!



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  1. Great project. Thinking of buying a Cameo (currently have a Cricut). Saw you on TT&J and love your blog. About to become your newest followers. Check us out if you get a chance.

  2. Beautiful! I have always been interested in these machines but never really investigated them much. You pushed me to look into them and I just placed my order. 🙂 I can hardly wait for it to arrive and use it. Thanks for the post.

  3. What the freaking crap!!! That is a totally awesome idea!!! Um hello, yes, I will be making this…lets see, number 67 on my project wish list…got it! (Oh yes, the no cameo machine may be a probably…never fear, where theres a will, theres a way!)

  4. So i’m seeing EVERY blogger I’m following has gotten a new Silhouette Camo today, so my question is what are ya’ll going to do with your “old” Silhouette’s… I’ve been DYING for one (yet on college student budget couldn’t even get it at this awesome price) and could care less if its the new one or the “old” one 🙂 let me know if your planning to get rid of it/or sell it 🙂 THANK YOU!!!

  5. This project is great! I’ve been contemplating purchasing a Cameo, this project and deal make me want to even more. Maybe I’ll treat myself 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Molly!!! It’s a great way to treat yourself ~ and it will eventually pay for itself with all of the projects you can DIY:))