Thursday, April 21, 2011

monogrammed rhinestone apron tutorial {and a chance to win a Silhouette digital cutter!}

You all know how much I adore my Silhouette machine. Now that I have it, I don't know how I lived without it! But I haven't had a chance to try all the cool things yet, so when Silhouette asked if I wanted to try the rhinestones, I jumped at the chance to bling out my stuff! (Remember, I'm the only girl in a house of boys.)


But they also offered to let one of our readers win a Silhouette machine with a rhinestone starter kit!! Plus we have a coupon code for a huge discount on the Silhouette bundle with the Rhinestone Kit, and all other rhinestone products in the Silhouette store are on sale! Here are the details:

Enter here to win a Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle including:
A Silhouette SD
The Rhinestone starter kit (see contents below)
3 additional packs of rhinestones
And 1 Pick Me Up tool

The Rhinestone Starter Kit Bundle includes:
The Silhouette SD
2 sheets of rhinestone template material
2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
2 rhinestone backing boards
1 rhinestone placement brush
1 CD of rhinestone images
1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
and 1 Pick-Me-Up tool

To enter the giveaway, leave us a comment with your name and what you'd bling if you had the Silhouette and rhinestone kit. Do it by April 26th, and we'll post our winner on the 27th. (Don't forget to be sure we have a way to contact you--look what happened last time we gave a Silhouette away!)

Now if you're not feeling all that lucky, we also have a promo code so you can purchase your own Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle and get everything above for just $229! It's going for $350 on the Silhouette web site, so that's over $120 in savings! Wouldn't this make a dreamy Mother's Day gift? :)

The promo code for the Silhouette SD Rhinestone Bundle is LITTLEBIRDIE, and it's only good through April 26th!!

Also, if you already have a Silhouette, all rhinestone products will be 30% off through the 26th--no coupon code needed!

Okay, after you stop hyperventilating, keep reading. I have a quick Silhouette rhinestone tutorial for you so you can see just how fun they are!

Silhouette Rhinestone Monogrammed Apron Tutorial

This is one of my darling aprons I bought from Flirty Aprons. It's completely adorable, and already has a little bling, but I thought it needed a few hot pink rhinestones!

First, I cut the lowercase monogram "m" with my Silhouette SD machine (the whole alphabet is available on the CD that comes in the starter kit) on the green rhinestone template material. There are three sizes of each letter, one for each size of rhinestones they offer, so choose the right size and don't resize it at all. Very important. I chose the smallest size and the 10ss rhinestones.



I peeled off the green template and punched out the holes that remained, then stuck it on the rhinestone backing board. Now it's time to dump out your sparkly bling bling!



Using the placement brush, I moved the rhinestones around until most of them were in place, right-side up.



Then I used the Pick Me Up tool to place the few that didn't make it in the open spots.



Next I covered my design with a piece of the rhinestone transfer tape and pressed down to make sure all the rhinestones adhered. They did!


And then I placed the design near the top of my apron. Too cute.


I covered my design with a dishtowl, and with my iron on the wool setting, I heat set it for about 50 seconds.


I peeled off the transfer tape slowly, and they all stuck to the apron! Yea!


Then I turned the apron over, covered the spot where the design was with my towel again, and ironed the back for another 50 seconds. This draws the glue into the fabric so they will really stay in place.


And voila! No one in my house will ever question whose apron this is (not that they did in the first place, but it sure looks extra cute, now!).


My favorite thing about this was how quick and easy it was! I thought it was going to take a lot longer. I've got another rhinestone project coming up, so come back soon! And don't forget to enter our Silhouette Rhinestone bundle giveaway, or take this coupon code over to SilhouetteAmerica.com and get one for a killer deal! The code is LITTLEBIRDIE. And here's a link to all the rhinestone goodness you can imagine, all at 30% off! Have fun!

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Jeremy and Jennifer said...

I'd love to add a little sparkle to a purse.
My good friend just had a baby girl, so I think I'd make a pretty dress for the summer for her. Love the rhinestones, love Silhouette! Awesome! Please make me a happy woman. :)

Jamie said...

Hi! I am a divorced mom of a 9 year old girl and a Silhouette isn't something that's in my budget :(. If I won this, what wouldnt I bling!!!! I would probably start with some t-shirts and dresses for my 9 year old who is just now getting to her "girly" stage!!! And would love love love to make an apron for myself!!!

Fingers crossed!!!!

maddielo@hotmail.com

beffi said...

I would BLING everything for my four year old princess! She loves to do crafts with her mommy. Her favorite is to help mommy make her pillow case dress with a matching hair bow. We even have matching mommy and daughter pillow case dresses. This would be perfect for mommy and daughter craft time!

Jessica said...

I would love to bling out clothes for my girls!!! I would probably use it on everything in all honesty. I love the apron and adorable cape ideas too!!!

beffi said...

I would BLING everything for my four year old princess! She loves to do crafts with her mommy. Her favorite is to help mommy make her pillow case dress with a matching hair bow. We even have matching mommy and daughter pillow case dresses. This would be perfect for mommy and daughter craft time!

Beffi at knology dot com

Jessica Call said...

What wouldn't I bling might be the better question! I have 4 girls and we live to sparkle! BRING ON THE BLING!

Robyn said...

I have lots of little babies coming into my life right now, so I'm sure I could create something fabulous for them with rhinestones! Crossing my fingers for a win!

rbruun05@gmail.com

Thayne, Brandy and kiddo's said...

I would bling my jeans and my daughters jeans! And then.... well, the possibilites are ENDLESS!
brandalynn_8@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Cute project! I have three daughters who love to sparkle, so I would bling everything I can iron! :)

jackie said...

I would bling my purses and probably make an apron to bling also - and my jeans - and my t-shirts - and . . .

Thanks for the opportunity - this is a great giveaway!!

jackie smith
dixiespell@aol.com

ctemommy said...

I think I'd bling out a cute little tote purse for summer :) That is really cool that the Silhouette will cut the shape around your words...how cool is that!

Abby said...

I know if I won I would love to start adding some boing to my little ones clothes! That apron idea is super cute

Michelle said...

Cute project! I have three daughters who love to sparkle so I would bling everything I can iron! :)

The Allen Family said...

I would love to make a cute shirt for me. I have 5 sons and don't get enough girly cuteness in my house. :)

Melissa said...

Oh my, where would I start?! I have friends with little girls and I would love to make some shirts and jeans for them. They all love the bling!

mdh.jra (at) gmail (dot) com

Rebecca said...

Everything deserves a little bling, right!! It would be fun to play with and to make my little princesses sparkle!!

Gena said...

HELP!! I am a momma to 3 boys, I need some bling!! If I had the Silhouette Machine I would bling everything from Baseball Mom t-shirts to cute tote bags for the field. Pretty Please, with *bling* on top!!!!

mojosbarkery@yahoo.com

AmyMarie said...

I would do love this my little grils would be so blinged it would be amazing

Jack and Mumma said...

Wow, how cool is that?! I'd probably bling a bag for myself! Thanks! :)

mama bird said...

I would love to have the Silhouette! I could definitely use the pick me up... The very first thing I would bling out would be a plain tank top for myself, since tanks will be my go to outfit for the summer until this baby gets here! I have 3 girls (and probably one cooking!), so I tend to bling them out more than myself. But then I would spend the summer blinging out whatever I could get my hands on!

joyfulmamabird@yahoo.com

Simply Vixen said...

my camera bag would be the very first thing I'd "bling" oh, how fun!

l5l5e3e3 said...

Oh, the things I could bling! Bags, tops, shoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I think I'd have to add some bling to my workout pants. They're so boring! And lets face it, bling is pretty fabulous!

lesley said...

I saw some really cute rhinestone 4th of july shirts the other day, I would love to make some for my girls. Everything looks so fun, thanks!

l5l5e3e3 said...

Oh the things I could bling! Bags, tops, shoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jann said...

I would bling up all my daughter's stuff she is taking to college so she will remember ME! :D

wejann@yahoo.com

malinda said...

I am making capes for a kids cancer hospital in FL this would be amazing to make them feel special.

malmort01 at optonline net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would be making tshirts for my little sisters with the rhinestone kit! I hope I win!

Carol said...

Oh my! I just discovered your blog! I feel right at home here and love all your projects! Oooh, I think I like-y this little Silhouette! Lots of possibilities!

Megan said...

I would put a little "e" on all of my daughter's onesies! So cute!

Megan

wonderbbls at yahoo dot com

Annie said...

I would start out by blinging some onesies for my new neice! Then move on to anything I could get my hands on!

lifeasalee@gmail.com

carla_t said...

I would bling out as much as I could! I love to make gifts for family and friends. I would like to make something special for my mom and grandmothers (journals, aprons_... maybe my sister (candle holders)and nieces (dresses)... anyone who deserves a little extra sparkle in their lives for all the light they've brought into mine. <3

kamcicle said...

what wouldn't i bling up!?! i think i would do some headbands for the kiddo's. those are always a hit!

ElishaC said...

I would bling all of my daughter's clothes, the diaper bag, my keychain, just about anything i could get my hands on!
elisha23@roadrunner.com

GramesGirl said...

Love it!! I have always wanted to monogram my stuff. I LOVE the apron idea. I am totally going to make it when I win. :)

GVHS class of said...

I'd bling out some bags!

Jillian said...

I love it - I would put bling on all my daugters clothes

Jillian H

Pamela said...

I'd bling some new pillows for our new hand-me-down couch to spiff it up!

Tamara said...

I would bling a bunch of clothes for my cuties

lynda said...

I would bling some fabric lunch bags to start with...

Whitney said...

I have one daughter and she is a girlie girl! I would add bling to everything! Plus, I'd add a little pzazz to my stuff too.

Laura said...

My name is Laura H and if I had the silhouette cutter, I would bling my bag I take to class everyday. Nobody would ever mistake it for theirs : )

Tonya said...

I would bling some onesie's for our new little one to arrive in July!!!

Kelly said...

I would love to have this to add some bling to my zipper pouches! How fun!

Debby said...

debgimenez@gmail.com
If I had a Silhoutte cutter I would bling out some market and lunch bags I have been wanting to make.

Barbara said...

Ooooh, my daughter and I would bling summer t-shirts for her cards, and picture frames. Love the apron idea. Plus, we are redecorating her bedroom and I'm sure we could find a few new decorative items to cover with rhinestones.

Wendy said...

Oh I want a Silhouette so bad! And the rhinestone kit looks so easy to use!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win!
wendya78 at gmail dot com

Ethan Mashimo said...

i would love the new silhouette!! =)

Lovely Lizzy said...

I would love to win! I would probably try to bling up some jeans to be all trendy. And a hoodie too!
I want to win super bad!
Yeah!
lizzykealamakia@gmail.com

Maria Matter said...

What would I bling....what WOULDN'T I bling?! lol I would probably start with tshirts & jeans, then move on to laptops, totebags, my daily planner, ceiling fan blades....yep, I could definitely think of things to bling!
This would be a dream come true!
Thank you for the opportunity!

Roxanne said...

I say if it doesn't move BLING IT! I would love to win. Me and my 2 kids would have the best time blinging out! Bag's, jean's, dog collar's, headband's...

Crafting(bling) is good for the soul.

Christi
angelwinks73 at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

What wouldn't I bling would be a better question? Every girl needs a little sparkle. I like the apron idea, shirts, pillows...ooohh the possibilities are endles

Cindy
Moab, UT
moabmomma@ymail.com

Mego said...

Oh MY what I could bling...probably my daughter's prom dress but ooooooooooo I'm thinking a lamp shade. How cool would THAT be???

shannon_sweetpea65 said...

I love how this makes it so easy to Bling!

Jinii said...

Ok what wouldn't I bling? I think I would start with some cute tops for my daughter!!

jinii_boren@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Would love to win a silhouette! I would love to boing things for my three year old daughter :)

Thanks for the offer!

bradendandbritt said...

Just had a new baby girl, and would LOVE to bling out some cute little outfits!!! Thanks for the giveaway! Love you guys!

bradenandbritt (at) gmail.com

Cassie said...

I would bling everything I could find if I had a silhouette!

Anonymous said...

I have 3 girls (I mean princesses) who would love to have everything they owned blinged out! How fun!

Jeni
exclusively.jen@gmail.com

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I would totally bling out everything for my Mackenzie Vesper Pyo (MVP yeaaaahhhhh). I would make her shirts & cute shorts for teh summer with bling on her cute baby boooty! I drool over the possibilities of the Silhouette.

Beth B. said...

I have entered oh so many silhouette giveaways and I want one so badly!! Hope I have some luck this time.

bagardner@gmail.com

Liz said...

This is such a great giveaway! I would love to use them to add some sparkle to my little girls' clothes, bags, room, just about anything. Thanks for the chance to win!

lizbirnel at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

My daughter would LOVE me if I won this bundle! I would have to bling all of her stuff and make her all new super cute clothes and accessories!

Salt and light said...

I would add some bling to tote bags for my three nieces.

Adrienne said...

I have to make about 5 little tote bags. Would totally be a cute idea to monogram them to match each woman I am giving them to

sam said...

Oh my so many rhinestones, so little time.....I love it.

Jenn said...

I want to make t-shirts for my niece! A pillow would be fun too. :)

mailbox.jenn@gmail.com

lisa said...

Love the Silhouette machine! This has been on my wish list. I would love to make some cute shirts for my girls!

Kymmie said...

Oh please pick me! Pretty please!!!! I would SO bling out some of my pretty aprons I love making! Everyone needs a little sparkle while they clean or cook right?!?!

Kymmie said...

(I forgot to leave my contact info above... kymberduck@yahoo.com) or www.marrinersmusings.blogspot.com

The Cole Family said...

Everyone needs a little sparkle in their life! I would start with putting some bling on my daughter's shirts!

tcole726 at msn dot com

Heidi said...

Oh a little bling would be on everything here ... but I think I'd start with a pair of jeans for my daughter

Country Kirbys said...

I love your site & the fabulous ideas!!

I hope I win!! The first thing I would decorate...I'm redoing my daughters room and would start with the lampshade, then the headboard and nightstand, make some new pictures for the wall...There is so much to do and how much fun it will be!!!

bearcrzy@gmail.com

K. said...

i would love to liven up my lunchbox. or sweater.

Lapiz de la Guerra said...

Hmmmm, I don't know that I could pick ONE thing to embellish with rhinestones. Although first on my list would be some shirts for me and my daughter. I wonder if you can do shoes too? I totally have some shoes that need some bling bling pick me up :o)

Kristi said...

I want to make your Nook cover, so I would bling that. One for me and one for my sister-in-law!

Nate and Melinda said...

Oooo...I have wanted a Silhouette for a while now. I would love to bling some cute magnet boards for my girls room. Pick me! Pick me!!

mlcowan@hotmail.com

Christa said...

My youngest two dughters are all about the bling, I could have so much fun with this package and they could sparkle just a bit more:)

Kyra said...

I would bling tshirts I made for my niece and friend's little girls. FUN
-Kyra

ksandstr[at]msn[dot]com

Romina said...

I would bling a onesie for my friend's 6 month old daughter...she's already into shoes!
rominacamiling at gmail dot com

Run by Rugrats said...

I would bling E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G! I have a 2 year old diva daughter and another on the way. Those little girls would sparkle from head to toe, and I would share in it a bit too! My poor son, however, might not be so happy if Mommy would start to add bling to his things!

Rscott said...

I would love this! Especially for my little girl's shirts! I love the apron idea too!

Alice said...

I would shine up my tote bag. Books need sparkle too. :)
alicedutton@gmail.com

Em said...

I would love one of these machines so I can finally do some of the cool projects you show! I'd probably add some rhinestones to everything! Key fobs, aprons, lanyards, etc. etc!

Becca McKenzie said...

I have two new baby nieces after having two boys and two nephews. I want to make them cute monagrammed onesies with ruffled butts. I can just picture them.

Krista said...

I would bling everything in sight. Maybe even my husbands underwear. :)

THE KNUDSENS said...

I would BLING some shirts! I have some that could use a little.

c.t.knudsen@gmail.com

angie said...

I could find tons of things I'd like to add some bling to, but I think I'd start with some headbands and hair clips for my daughter.
angieanderson79@gmail.com

Kristin said...

After having 2 boys and now having a girl, I will be bling out all her shirts. How fun is this!

angie said...

I have a toddler boy, but just found out I'm pregnant with a little girl... I'm ready to sew her all kinds of girly goodness - and am ready to bling it all while I'm at it!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!

angelitaduker (at) gmail (dot) com

glen said...

I have two little girls that are all about the bling. They will want to put rhinestones on everything!

NurseN8 said...

I'd make all kinds of sparkly things for my daughter!

Deanna said...

I want a Silhouette so bad! I'd love to bling a ton of things for my 2 girls!!

proudmommy3 said...

I am Heather an I would bling a shirt to wear to my little boys baseball games to start with... Then it is endless the possibilities I could add bling too!

trishden said...

hello, my name is trish and if I had a Silhouette and rhinestone kit I would start by blinging my jeans and work from there. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny Bolech said...

I know I would be blinging out some purses and tanks! What's not to love about bling!!

Jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

kcrylander said...

I have been a little birdie lurker for a long time but never entered a giveaway till now -- this is too fabulous not to try for!

First thing I would do is add some sneaky sparkle to my daughter's (yawn) plain blue & white school uniforms...maybe with some blinged out socks or shoes? Love the bathing suit idea on the Silhouette blog, too.

Amanda said...

I would bling a flat iron case that I made to match my already bling-ed CHI iron.

amandawithpcos at gmail dot come

kcrylander said...

I'm a long time Little Birdies lurker but never entered a giveaway till now - this is too fab not to try for!

First thing I'd do is add some sneaky sparkle to my daughter's (yawn) plain blue & white school uniforms. Maybe some blingy socks & shoes? And a lunchbag!

Sara K. said...

My 7 year old loves all things that sparkle. I'd have to let her decide where we shold start. Thanks for the great giveaway.

sara(dot)kilgore(at)imonmail(dot)com

slizgberg said...

I have 4 younger sisters, the youngest being 2, and I assure you there would be not end of hair stuff, doll clothes, crafts, gifts and the like to bling. I would have a ball!

sarah@gbergfamily.com

Simply Sara said...

Oh my goodness! I love this in every way! I would love to bling everything in my daughters closet!

Brittany.Umbaugh@gmail.com

Emily said...

I'm Emily and I would bling a bib for my sweet little 7 month old. Babies need blind too. :)

Yeffinerp said...

Oh, one of these days I will be lucky enough to own this wonderful machine!!!

i could have all kinds of fun with this with my 10 yo and 8yo daughters! They are the most creative girls I know. I think we'd have to start by adding some bling to their summer shorts, since they will wear them everywhere during our hot AZ summer! I also Love the idea of sewing aprons for my friends and personalizing them with a sparkly initial. Sooo much fun!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

jennyperkins@gmail.com

Chastity Gomez said...

Oh how I would LOVE a Silhouette- thinking I would make some hair pretties with BLING!
chasgomez (at) gmail (dot) com

Tina said...

I would bling everything I want one of these so bad. Icequeen998 (at) Yahoo (dot) com

...Tara... said...

awesome giveaway!!!! i would def be making my baby girl some cute onsies :) and i'm sure something for me ;)

Andrea said...

I'd bling out a ton of tops and lots of gifts!

Debbie said...

My name is Debbie and I wouldn't know where to start!
So far I only have a son and my husband won't let me bling his clothes :P

Jennw6kids said...

Im a mom of 8, 4 of those being girls, very girly girls, so bling yep EVERYTHING!!!
thanks for your awesome blog!!
Jenn

Britt said...

I'd love to have this!!!! I would bling so many outfits for the little princess! Thank yhou!

LBCuyar said...

I would love to win a silhouette cutter & the rhinestones would come in handy for making cute baby and bday gifts for little girls.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Laura Cuyar
lbcuyar[at]gmail[dot]com

Carrie S. said...

I actually have the same apron you have pictured from flirty aprons and I would love to bling it out with my inital! Hope I win! carebear4351 (at) hotmail dot com.

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

I'm sure I'd bling something for my daughter -- she's much more girly than I am -- probably a t-shirt to go with her twirly skirt collection!

Canndy Pan said...

I would bling everything including my purse, my t-shirt and surely making some really cool hair accessories for my friends.

canndypan@gmail.com

Melly said...

I would make a cape for my little girl. Thanks!
mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

lindsey s. said...

i am (also) the only girl in a house full of boys and a child of the 80's.... what WOULDN'T i bling!! are you kidding me?! :) plus i really really really really want a silhouette :) i've been saving my pennies.. please pick me!!

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