I recently got my Silhouette Cameo 4 and I am so excited to use it. Easter is coming up soon so this is the perfect opportunity to play with some of the different materials I can use and experiment with some of the different things I can make using this amazing machine.
Emoji Easter Basket
Now, we do not have any children living with us, but we have four grandkids and one thing we always hear is that they get way too much candy for Easter so we always strive to give non~candy Easter Baskets. While this is fairly easy to do inexpensively with stores like Dollar Tree around, I love to make things more personal and always try to add something handmade.
The first thing is to come up with the themes for the baskets. It took a bit of thinking (and browsing) to come with my first two baskets. The first one I decided on is an Emoji basket. This one was so fun put together as emojis are everywhere these days.
My first project was a felt keychain. It was so easy with the Silhouette Cameo 4 and the Rotary Blade. Within a couple of minutes, all the pieces of felt were perfectly cut and ready to stitch together. I used some Clear Aleene’s Tacky Glue to hold everything in place while I stitched. Then it was simply a matter of using embroidery floss to make some decorative stitches to hold everything in place. I left a small space open at the bottom to add a bit of Polyfil and closed it up with a bit more floss.
This came out super cut, and the pictures simply do not do it justice.
Emoji T-Shirt using Print and Cut
Next, I decided to use the Print and Cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo 4 to make a t-shirt featuring an emoji. I found an emoji I liked online and printed it out using the Print and Cut feature. When using this feature be sure you turn on your registration marks before you print or your Cameo will not be able to correctly cut around your design, and when using printable vinyl you don’t want to cut in the wrong spot or your design will be ruined.
Now to fill the basket with all the goodies I found at the Dollar Tree as well as the ones I made. This was so much fun and the perfect basket for a preteen girl.
Travel Activities Easter Basket
My second basket is all about travel for kids. As we get busier in our lives, kids spend a lot of time in the car, so for my nephew, Idris, I made this basket to help keep him busy on his frequent car trips. For this basket, I chose a grab and go type basket for him to keep everything in one place in the car. Next, I thought he might like a child-sized travel pillow (on the off chance this bundle of energy ever gets tired). I cut this pattern out on my Silhouette Cameo 4 using the rotary blade again. This blade is amazing on fabrics.
No-Sew Child Sized Travel Pillow cut on the Silhouette Cameo
I wanted a soft material so I took a knit shirt that was only lightly worn and cut out two large “C” shapes. They were large, coming out to about 11.5″ x 14″ each. Once these were cut out I used Steam a Seam to attach the two sides of the fabric together. This stuff is so easy to use, you simply attach the tacky side to the fabric. Then once you have it in place pull the backing off and lay the second piece of fabric on top. Then you simply iron the two pieces together. Voila! Just be sure you leave an opening so you can add the stuffing. You can then either stitch or fuse the opening shut when you are done.
Gift Tags for the Travel Basket
The last thing I needed to do was make some gift tags for the Travel Easter Basket I wanted it to be personalized, and I thought a street sign with his name on it would be perfect. It came out so cute, he will love it.
After I got everything all laid out in Silhouette Studio I cut the papers I would need to size and laid them out on the mat so that each piece would cut on the color I wanted it to be in. Didn’t they turn out just so cute?