I had the pleasure of visiting a brand new shop called Crafty Wood Cut Outs that’s just a little drive down the freeway from me that’s really neat. Those of you who find yourself in Utah County should definitely check it out.
While I am not much of a wood crafter, I’m so much more comfortable behind a sewing machine, I had a lot of fun seeing all the amazing projects that they sell and picking one out for myself. It’s always good to try new things right? They have all sorts of kits of unfinished wood as well as paper, paints and more perfect for all your crafty needs including some special holiday and season appropriate choices.
(it’s hideous right?)
Now I really really wanted this post to be a cute tutorial on how you can use mod podge fabric on cut outs the same way you would with paper but after did my first pass I was hating how it turned out. Nothing to do with the technique or cut-outs just the colors and it was so so red and so not me.
So I ripped off all the fabric and started again. And while it didn’t involve mod podging I like the result so much more. But you should know if you have some cool fabrics you can totally use them in these kind of projects. Super thin fabrics aren’t the best but medium weight fabric works really well. I ended up with a few letters solid with gold glitter and a couple more textured with white and gold. I keep going back and forth between whether I want them all gold and glittery or if I like the diversity how it is.
I really like how the bells turned out especially the one in the C. Cute right? Oh and one last tip did you know that you can use was paper for crafting too? Yup if you put down a bit of wax paper when you’re painting or gluing or whatever it makes cleanup a cinch and you don’t have to worry about your work surface.
Any ways if you’re into the wood crafting stuff i encourage you to go “like” Crafty Wood Cut Outs on facebook since they are working hard to open an online shop in the next month or so.