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Mother’s day sign from kid’s handwriting

This month theme for Expressions vinyl is MOTHER’S DAY! It’s sneaking on us fast! I have an adorable little craft!  (P.S. There is a giveaway for $50 to Expressions! Scroll down to enter!)

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My daughter writes these notes for us ALL THE TIME. It’s the first sentence she ever learned to write! And now we find them all over!

love note

and I thought I would immortalize it forever!

mother's day sign from a kids note

Let’s start with the fluff before I get down to the vinyl how to! Found these super cute wood flowers at Michaels!


I had an extra wood frame laying around…

frame wood flowers

You can go HERE to see the whole tutorial on how to make these fun wood frames! how-to-make-wood-frames-easy-diy-with-step-by-step-instructions-Lots-of-fun-decorations-ideas--900x1641 Painted the flowers all colorful! While they dried I worked on the vinyl!

paint florals

I love using decor art paint!


paint decoart

So I had my daughter write out a note on a white piece of paper with a black marker (the contrast is good!) I went over it to thicken the lines up!
daughter note

Then took a picture of it and uploaded it into my silhouette studio. Click the trace and drag it over the words.
trace feature
When you click high pass filter it will make it all yellow!

high pass filter

Then hit trace. You will see the red outline. That is where your silhouette will cut!
silhouette trace

I cut it out of black vinyl (but since you are only using it as a stencil, you can use any color! Peel away all the extra vinyl. Lay over transfer tape and then apply it to your project. how to apply vinyl

Then let your kid paint it. You could actually let them use lots of colors and decorate it. Since we were putting on the flowers we kept it simple. (she painted the flowers too and then I added a couple fun colors to them)

diy kids craft
kid painted craft

Then peel up the vinyl. using vinyl as a stencil

I hot glued the flowers on and added a sawtooth hanger 

adorable mother's day sign!

So sweet! You can twist it and do your grandmother’s or mom’s handwriting instead! Such a sweet gift!

And this little signature has my whole heart!


cutest mother's day present

Here is a nice big image for you to pin!  the best mother's day present idea

Make sure to check out these other  awesome Mother’s day projects! These ADORABLE aprons from Fynes Design come with a free cut file!  personalized-aprons (1) A cute little makeup organizer from girl loves glam–throw in a gift card for ulta and you have my favorite gift!  Floral-Polka-Dot-Makeup-Organizer-1


These frames are perfect for snapshots of your littles (from Kiki creates!) Quick-and-Memorable-Mothers-Day-Gift-from-kiki-and-company.-Such-a-fun-gift-e1461365672693


Now it’s your turn! Enter to win $50 to Expressions vinyl! a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.