The Silhouette Challenge that I am a part of has chosen ‘fabric’ as the theme for this month.



Last month was ‘organizing’ and I posted a fun way to get a kid’s desk sorted out.  This month’s theme has so many possibilities but my mind is stuck in this office redo that we have going on.  So I thought I would make a small piece of art for the shelves that will be above the desk.

Ready to have your mind blown?

You might want to sit down and brace yourself.

This is going to be legen…

…wait for it…


MM feb Sil Chall #5

What did I tell you…mind blowing.

Anyhooooooooo, it is just a little easy fabric art that I whipped up with the Silhouette machine and the Silhouette brand fabric interfacing.

I noticed a shirt hanging in my closet the other day that I haven’t worn since Bruiser was 2 (he is almost 7 now…) and I thought “I don’t want to wear it, but I can’t throw it away because it’s black and white striped!”  It really is an addiction with me.  I’m working through my issues…

MM Feb sil chall #1

Since the office is right off of the dining room and we have stripes in there I thought it would be nice to bring in a few to the office.

MM Feb sil chall #2MM Feb sil chall #3

After I ironed on the interfacing material and cut out the star, I ironed it onto an 8×8 canvas that I had sitting around.  The edges of the canvas are painted gold for a little glam and the front is painted with ASCP Antibes and waxed with Beverly (it’s a long story).

I thought about adding text to the canvas as well, something like ‘Oh my stars’ –it has been brought to my attention that I say that a lot– but thought the simple graphic was much more me.  So while this easy fabric art piece might not be Sistine Chapel worthy (or even 16 chapel worthy–as my kids used to say), it is perfect for my little office.

Oh and the  “H” on the mug that is in the picture was also made with my silhouette.  I just cut a stencil and used a gold Sharpie paint marker.  I have read all sorts of posts about baking them at 350 to set the design so that they can be machine washed later, but I haven’t found that to be the case.  Sadly.  But you can hand wash these suckers, so I am happy with that.

MM Feb sil chall sharpie

What do you think?  Is there a 12-step program for stripe addiction? (I hope not)

Blessings ,



Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!


  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress

Linking to:

Delineate Your Dwelling  *  Skip to My Lou  *

15 Responses to Easy Fabric Art

  1. Meredith says:

    Ha, ha, I love it! And you should at least add the ‘oh my stars’ to the back…so every time you look at your cute black and white star you will know its there! How did the Silhouette handle cutting the knit fabric?

    • hollymcc says:

      Great idea Meredith! The silhouette didn’t really enjoy the knit fabric, but I cut hit ‘cut again’ twice and by the third cut it was all the way through. I am quite positive that the interfacing made it cut better since it added some stiffness. 🙂

  2. Trisha D. says:

    Visiting from the February Fabric Silhouette Challenge!

    1. We share the same fascination with black and white stripes.
    2. We also share the need to re-purpose things just lying around.

    Guess this means we’re supposed to be CBFF’s (creative best friends forever) ha! And I think I’ll be joining that stripe addiction 12-step program too!

  3. oh my goodness, I felt the same way this challenge.. and I think I may even typed the How I Met Your Mother line when I texted my friend with the exciting news haha. But anyway, your up-cycle looks great. Smart thinking with using the old shirt…that idea may come in handy!!

  4. Tanya says:

    What a great project. I love to recyle and make pretty new things. You rocked it girl!!

  5. danielle says:

    I have a whole bin full of clothes that I want to upcycle. Love your idea for home decor!

  6. Tori says:

    What a cool way to reuse. I have a problem too. I probably have a whole treasure trove in my closet if I could just part with some:) Great project!

  7. Love your Star Art. Great upcycling too 🙂 What are you gonn do with the rest of the fabric now? He He….

    • hollymcc says:

      Pam, thanks so much for your sweet comment. Do you have any ideas on what to do with a cut up old shirt? I’d love to hear them!! 🙂

  8. LOVE How I Met Your Mother, haha. Also, I am loving this simple project – you certainly can’t go wrong with black and white stripes! Now you’ve inspired me to go raid my closet 😉

  9. Jessica says:

    Very cute! And I love that you used an old shirt for the fabric!

  10. Fabulous idea using an old shirt. It turned out beautiful!

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