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Anchor Accent Wall {Jo-Ann Craft Challenge}

Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl

Did you know March is National Craft Month?? Me either! That is, up until a few weeks ago when Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts asked me to participate in their spring trends craft challenge! Jo-Ann is making spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon, and a spring crafting inspirational website!
March is Nation Craft Month! Get a free Jo-Ann coupon at My Clever Nest #Jo-Ann #Jo-Ann_coupon #crafting_coupon #craftsupplycoupon #springcraft #crafttrends #sewingcoupon

So, what are the hot craft trends this spring?
The top Spring 2014 trends #Jo-Ann #Jo-Ann_coupon #crafting_coupon #craftsupplycoupon #springcraft #crafttrends #sewingcoupon #clevernest

The top Spring 2014 trends #Jo-Ann #Jo-Ann_coupon #crafting_coupon #craftsupplycoupon #springcraft #crafttrends #sewingcoupon #clevernest

The top Spring 2014 trends #Jo-Ann #Jo-Ann_coupon #crafting_coupon #craftsupplycoupon #springcraft #crafttrends #sewingcoupon #clevernest

The top Spring 2014 trends #Jo-Ann #Jo-Ann_coupon #crafting_coupon #craftsupplycoupon #springcraft #crafttrends #sewingcoupon #clevernest

The lovely peeps at Jo-Ann asked me to pick my favorite trend and come up with something crafty, using supplies found at Jo-Ann. Challenge accepted! If you know me, you know I totally picked nautical. I'm in love with all things nautical, and here is some proof: Andrew's nautical 1st bday and Andrew's nautical room makeover.

Anchor Wall Paper (using vinyl decals)
I have been racking my brain with what to do about these large, floor to ceiling (read life threatening/ person crushing) stark white closet doors in Andrew's room.
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl

We are renting, so paint wasn't a good choice for me. I wanted something that would add interest, maybe color, and most importantly, be non permanent.

Supplies:
What if I don't have a Cameo?
If you love this project but don't own a Cameo, here a a few options to consider-
Option 1: Sweet talk a friend who has a Cameo into letting you use theirs! 
Option 2: Create a stencil by tracing the anchor shape onto hard plastic (like I did here
and use craft paint to make an anchor pattern.
Option 3: Purchase already cut shapes like this one and Mod Podge them on.
Option 4: Hand cut vinyl anchors (although this method might drive you batty!)

I grabbed 6 of these sheets of black adhesive vinyl from Jo-Ann (turns out I only used 4 1/2 sheets). Normally they're $2.99 each, but armed with my coupons I paid just over $15 for all of them.
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl

I Googled an anchor icon and found this one, free to download! I tweaked it a bit in Pic Monkey to make it fatter, and came up with this guy. Feel free to save this image!
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl
Before I did any cutting, I printed out a few sizes of the anchor onto copier paper and taped them on the closet doors to see how big, how many, and what type of pattern I wanted.
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl

I went with the smallest size, 3 1/3 x 3 inches. I brought my shape into Silhouette Studio, and this is what it looked like.
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl


I marked a grid on each door to mark where each anchor would go. I liked this spacing that formed a diamond pattern, about 16 inches from top to bottom, and 14 inches from side to side.
Anchor accent wall using Silhouette #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #boysroom #blackandwhite #vinyl

Funny story- as I was applying these decals and snapping these pictures, I was actually feeling a bunch of contractions (I was 39 weeks preggo). This picture was snapped last Friday morning, and by Friday night we were heading to the hospital to have our son! (cute baby pics to come!) Can I get a woot woot for pre labor crafting? :)

Here's the final product. I love my new anchor wall!
Anchor decal wall downloadable Silhouette file included #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #joanncrafts #boysroom #lime_aqua_navy

Anchor decal wall downloadable Silhouette file included #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #joanncrafts #boysroom #lime_aqua_navy

Anchor decal wall downloadable Silhouette file included #craftmonthlove #nautical #nursery #joanncrafts #boysroom #lime_aqua_navy

Anchor decal wall downloadable Silhouette file included #nautical #nursery #joanncrafts #boysroom #lime_aqua_navy

And, now for the big event that happened between finishing this craft and writing this post- our second son was born. Meet Evan!
Anchor decal wall downloadable Silhouette file included #nautical #nursery #joanncrafts #boysroom #lime_aqua_navy


He is 5 days old, and has stolen our hearts! Praise God, we are both doing great, (I'm feeling up to blogging again, and mostly surviving the sleep deprivation) and he is super healthy. He opened his eyes for a few seconds, and was really interested in the black and white contrasting pattern. Then he promptly went back to sleep :)

I'm glad our nursery got this spiffy update before Mr. Evan arrived. A new adventure begins!:)


    



This review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for my review; however, this is my personal, real, and honest opinion of my experience. :)

2 comments:

  1. Omg!!! So cute! I can't wait to squeeze him at BBG! I gave up Facebook for lent so I was wondering if you had him! :)

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    1. Oh, haha:) yep, he's here! Hopefully we'll be back in class soon!
      Alyssa

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