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Funky Sidelights!

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It has taken me 36 years of life to fully understand what “Christmas in July” means.  I have now experienced it and its codename is “Silhouette”.

Ahhh, guys! Don’t be fooled by this sleek, delicate-looking little beauty.  She’s a beast and she can work her butt off!  I just broke her open for the first time  and can’t wait to show you what my first project was!  I put her to the test!

I can’t wait to show you what I made with my Silhouette!

These stinking sidelights at my front door have bugged the heck out of me since we moved in 6 years ago.  So guess what I’ve done about it?? Nada. Nothing. Just been annoyed.

before front door sidelights

These darn sheet curtains are ugly and yellowing and starting to get all sorts of runners in them.  But I’m not a fan of just anybody being able to peek in, so I needed something to cover them that still let in some light.


after front door vinyl curtains sidelight


All I used was my Silhouette, the Designer Edition software, a free SVG file I found at Fred She Said and some white contact paper!  I was so tickled to learn that I could open SVG files with the Designer Edition software, because I have a boatload of them saved on my computer plus a bunch of sites where I know I can find more for free!  This opens up a whole new world for what’s possible with your Silhouette!

It could not have been easier to grab the free SVG file and import it to my Silhouette Library.  From there all I had to do was re-size it and cut!  This would be awesome to use as stencils, for canvases, cards… SO many possibilities!  I started a new Pinterest board just for free SVG files, so follow along and your relationship with your Silhouette will never be the same!

Seriously, if you have a Silhouette, the Designer Edition software is a must!

I’ll be back later this week with a tutorial on how I did my sidelights for my front door and a couple tricks for you too!

I am a Silhouette affiliate and have received free product and commissions off of this post.  All ideas are 100% mine!


Tuesday 9th of July 2013

Wow what a great projects... LOVE it!


Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

Wow! Fantastic idea! I would have never thought of that. It looks great.

keri @ shaken together

Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

What a clever idea - can't wait for your tutorial!!

Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

What a unique idea ~ love it!

Rachel (Lines Across)

Monday 1st of July 2013

What a great idea. I have a little window next to my front door just like that, and now I know it needs a little makeover. Great project. Thanks for sharing!