15 Reasons You Need a Silhouette Cameo

Posted by Emily Spicklemire

The Silhouette Cameo lets you create stunning a precise cuts for all kinds of projects! Check out these Silhouette projects from top craft bloggers.

If there's one machine every crafter needs in their life, it's the Silhouette Cameo. This amazing device cuts a variety of materials, from vinyl to fabric, up to twelve inches wide and ten feet long and allows you to use fonts already installed on your computer! You can also use the Cameo to perfectly cut out designs and images you have printed on your home printer. With the Silhouette Studio software, you can create your own designs and use your own fonts.

So, basically, your possibilities with the Cameo are endless. We love it because you can get super-precise cuts every time, and it can be used with so many different materials--you know how much we crafters value versatility! Here are 15 amazing DIYs that will inspire you to give this crafty machine a try! What are you going to make first?

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The prettiest place to keep track of your keys, via The Crafted Life.

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Create an Anthropologie-inspired decor piece for way less with a thrift store globe, paint, and your Silhouette. Via A Turtles Life for Me.

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This awesome shadowbox art was created by A Piece of Rainbow. See how she did in on her blog.

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Apartment won't let you paint your walls? No problem. Dress them up with a geometric look with this tutorial from Girl Loves Glam. Extra points for a sassy sign.

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Create cute banners like these for great little reminders around the house. Ex: reading is important and Taylor Swift knows everything. Via Handmade Mood.

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I literally can't think of a single article of clothing that I own that wouldn't be improved by a custom unicorn pin. Amy Robison tells you how to DIY it.

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Upgrade your "Lazy" Susan to "Girl you know who spends 10 minutes getting ready but still has the best hair you've ever seen" Susan. Basically it's the Blake Lively of kitchen accessories. Via Dwell Beautiful.

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I have already covered how I feel about monograms (spoiler: positively). This tutorial from 11 Magnolia Lane will show you how to personalize this easy jewelry bowl with your Silhouette!

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I don't know about you, but my gallery wall is never finished. A Diamond in the Stuff shows you how to create your own pieces with the help of a Silhouette Cameo!

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Because doing laundry should be pretty. Dress up your washer & dryer with this tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts.

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Make it happy mail by custom-printing envelopes and stationery! Maritza Lisa shows you how to do it.

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Forget your sleeve (though you can stick one there too, if you'd like)--wear your heart front & center. It's Always Autumn shows how to create a cute graphic sweater in 10 minutes.

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Well hello there! We never say no to gold. See how to make a pillow like this at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

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Dear Lizzy created this beautiful quote artwork with her daughter!

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Create cute favor boxes, easy as that! Via Aly Dosdall.