DIY Holiday Deer Decal

DIY Vinyl Holiday Label Decal Tutorial

Deer lotion bottle DIY vinyl decal

Supplies:

• Bottle of Moisturizing Lotion

• Gold Adhesive Vinyl from Happy Crafters

• Transfer Paper

Tools:

• Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

First, remove the label from your lotion bottle.

lotion bottle decal tutorial

I purchased deer head art through my Silhouette Software and used Helvetica font for my letters. I created my design to measure about 3″ x 3″ to fit my lotion bottle. I put in my the vinyl color side up and changed the Silhouette blade settings for cutting standard vinyl and sent to ‘cut’.

cutting vinyl decals

Weed away the vinyl surrounding your desired design.

deer decal

Using transfer paper, I took my credit card and rubbed firmly onto my design to lift it off my carrier sheet.

vinyl decal label tutorial

Pull away the carrier.

vinyl decal label tutorial

Next, place your transfer paper with your decal on it onto the front of the lotion bottle and rub the design again with a a credit card. If your vinyl doesn’t want to stick to your bottle, re-apply and rub again.

lotion label decal

Peel away the transfer paper.

Vinyl lotion label decal DIY

Now you have cute guest room accessory!

Deer lotion bottle DIY vinyl decal

Or a cute little personalized DIY gift for friends or family, or maybe as a teacher gift?!

DIY gifts
*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion are my own. See more projects at Happy Crafters blog.

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Personalized Halloween Treat Bags

If you haven’t had a good reason yet to revamp your kids’ trick-or-treat bags, check this project out! Roeshel of DIY Show Off shows us how to create these fun, personalized bags for trick-or-treating! Keep them around for the whole month as a school tote or sleep over bag!

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

Materials:

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

• Canvas/Linen Tote Bags

• Fabric Paints

• FrogTape® Shape Tape (I used all 3 patterns: chevron, wave and scallop)

• Stencils (I created my own stencils using glossy black vinyl and transfer paper from Happy Crafters)

Tutorial: Part 1 – Shape Tape

Iron the tote bags to remove wrinkles. Insert cardboard into the tote bag (to block bleed-through to the other side). Cut a piece of FrogTape Shape tape a little wider than the bag. Decide placement. Remove half of the strip of wax paper backing from the Shape Tape. Position and press into place. Remove the other half of the wax paper backing and smooth into place. I found that securing the edges of the tape to the table underneath on the sides, kept my tote bag from sliding around, holding it in place for painting. Repeat step 3 to create a ‘stencil’ border/line for the design.  Using a credit card, I rubbed the Shape Tape to make sure it was nice and secure, sticking to the canvas…check closely to be sure the Shape Tape is complete adhered to the canvas.

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

Paint! Be careful not to lift the Shape Tape. It helps to move the paint brush from on the tape moving to the fabric rather than starting on fabric and pushing paint to the tapeline.  Remove Shape tape. Nice crisp lines!!! Let the paint dry.

DIY personalized trick or treat bags


Part 2 – Vinyl Stencils

Using my Silhouette designer studio software, I created name stencils as well as purchased a few Halloween shapes from the Silhouette American online store. Then sent it to cut to create vinyl stencils.

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

Peel away lettering and design to create a stencil. Using transfer paper, position vinyl stencil on tote, rub with a credit card and remove transfer paper – leaving the vinyl stencil in place on the canvas.

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

Paint and remove vinyl. Allow paint to dry 4 hours.

*Using a black Sharpie, I traced around the ghost where his white body met with the white chevron.

DIY trick-or-treat bags

Personalized and so fun! Years of use! Machine washable (inside out) after 72 hours.

DIY personalized trick or treat bags

*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own. See more projects at Happy Crafters blog.

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Pink Camo Iron On Vinyl Tutorial

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October, Roeshel of DIY Show Off created a beautiful shirt using our pink camo iron on vinyl for her sister currently battling breast cancer. If you want to show your support and help raise awareness during the month of October for those who have been affected by Breast Cancer, visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month.

Happy Crafters pink camo iron-on vinyl tutorial:

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

You’ll need:

• T-Shirt

• Pink Camo Patterned Iron-on Vinyl from Happy Crafters

• Vinyl Cutter

• Weeding Tool

• House Iron

• Scrap Fabric for Heat Application

How to Make This Project:

1. First, I started by creating and sizing my design using my Silhouette Design Studio software.  Next, MIRROR/FLIP YOUR DESIGN (right click, “flip horizontally”)!  This is an important step!

mirror image vinyl design

2. With the pattern side facing down, load vinyl sheet into your machine.

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

3. Send the design and ‘cut’.

4. Once it’s done cutting, weed the excess material.

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

5. Place design onto t-shirt. sticky side down

6. Cover design with a cotton dishcloth or a piece of scrap cotton fabric. Iron on a high temperature, pressing down firmly for about 25-30 seconds on each part of the design for full coverage

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

7. Remove the clear carrier away from your design

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

I repeated the same steps to adhere a small design to the back of the t-shirt as well

Here it is all finished!

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

Here’s the design on the back:

Iron On Vinyl t-shirt Tutorial at diyshowoff.com

Check out the other patterns available too! *This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own.

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Halloween Pumpkin Decals

Roeshel of DIY Show Off shows how to use our black adhesive vinyl to create stunning Halloween décor using pumpkins!

pumpkin vinyl decal tutorial


Materials:

 Happy Crafters Happy Face Large Glossy Adhesive Vinyl (Black)

• Transfer Paper

• Pumpkins

Tools:

• Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

How to make vinyl decals for pumpkins tutorial:

1. Create design. I purchased a deer silhouette and frame from the online store and sized them in my Silhouette Studio designer software to fit my pumpkins.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

2. Send decals to “cut”.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

3. Weed the negative part of the design

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

4. Cut transfer paper to size. Peel away wax paper backing and smooth transfer paper into place.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

5. Rub design with a credit card.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

6. Peel away paper backing from the vinyl decal, transferring it to the sticky transfer paper.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

7. Position on pumpkin and lightly rub decal with a credit card.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

8. Peel away transfer paper. This might get a little tricky because of the pumpkin’s uneven surface. You may have to use your fingernail to help with the transfer.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

9. There are also wrinkles in my vinyl decal…but it doesn’t take away from the design. I just smoothed it down the best I could using my fingernail and credit card.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals

To complete this display, see the tutorial for the candy corn here.

DIY vinyl pumpkin decals
DIY vinyl pumpkin decals



*This post is sponsored by Happy Crafters. Tutorial, experience and opinion is my own.

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Framed Pet Art

Frame Pet Silhouette Tutorial

For all of our crafty pet parents out there, we have the perfect project for you! Blogger, Roeshel of DIY Show Off shows you how to make creative pet art using your vinyl cutter and adhesive cardstock.

Framed Pet Silhouettes on Burlap

Materials:

• Two 8×10 picture frames

• Burlap

• Adhesive cardstock sold at Happy Crafters

Tutorial:

1. Cut out two 8×10 pieces of burlap. Iron if needed using the iron’s highest setting and spritzing the burlap with water (not steam). Both sides.

burlap craft

2. Using my Silhouette designer studio software, I used a cat and greyhound shape measured to fit inside of the matte on black adhesive card stock and I created a separate 8×10 matte design to cut out of white adhesive card stock.

pet silhouettes

matte

3. Next I adjusted the settings according to the “adhesive card stock” option and sent to the Silhouette for cutting.

cutting pet silhouettes

4.  Then simply peeled away my designs and placed them on the burlap. Easy peasy! The adhesive keeps my designs in place on the burlap. The adhesive cardstock is a great material for making handmade cards and labels too!

adhesive cardstock

Italian greyhound silhouette

5. All done! Frame and hang!

framed burlap adhesive cardstock pet silhouette tutorial

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This post was sponsored. Happy Crafters provided the adhesive card stock. As always, opinion, experience and tutorial are my own. 🙂

Kids Picnic Table Makeover

If you have an old picnic table or table laying around that needs a diy touch, check out this picnic table makeover tutorial by Roeshel of DIYShowOff! Make one of these for your little ones or house guests!

Summer is the perfect time to pick up a child’s picnic table at yard sales. This one cost $15. It  was looking a little worse for wear:

kids picnic table before

I decided a little makeover was in order.

Materials:

• 2 cans of pray primer

• 2 cans of spray paint for the base (Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze)

• 1 can Rustoleum (Lagoon) for “table runner”

• Spray clear coat

• FrogTape

• Vinyl decals (I made my own using supplies from Happy Crafters)

Tutorial:

First, lightly sand the picnic table give a good spraying with the pressure washer.

washing picnic table

This also comes apart somehow, but I couldn’t figure it out so I didn’t bother. Apply a coat of primer:

DIY plastic picnic table transformation

Then spray paint:

painting plastic picnic table tutorial

I let it dry and ‘cure’ for a few days.  Using my FrogTape, I created a rectangle (table runner) outline on the table part of the picnic table and taped off the rest of the table top.

child's picnic table makeover

Using my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Studio software, I created and cut out custom letters for a dinner time prayer.

Silhouette Studio designer software

Happy Crafters

I applied the sticker type vinyl letters to the center of my rectangle and made sure FrogTape and vinyl letters were pressed down securely.

kids picnic table makeover

Then gave it a coat of spray paint in Rustoleum’s Lagoon. (I used a large piece of cardboard to shield the benches.)

painting plastic picnic table

Peel away the FrogTape and decals while the paint is still wet

.picnic table makeover

Let dry for a few days. Then I used my FrogTape again to create a border around my “place mat” and filled it in with DecoArt’s Patio Paint. Then peeled away my FrogTape and again…let it dry for a few days.

painting kids plastic picnic table

I had to touch up the paint here and there. Then sealed it with a spray clear coat (satin finish) and let that dry.

clear coat

Much better!

childs picnic table makeover after

Now it fits in with our patio color scheme:

plastic picnic table makeover

*This sponsored by FrogTape. FrogTape provided by Shurtech. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.
 FrogTape Blog Squad

 *Vinyl provided by Happy Crafters.

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Ombre Flower Pots Tutorial

It’s summer time which means its gardening time! Roeshel of DIYShowOff shows you how to create an awesome flower pot disply for your garden or as a welcoming addition to your walkway!

We’ve always been so busy with (in)side the house projects, that decorating outside hasn’t been a priority but this year, I’ve been especially happy to celebrate summer after I created this awesome way to display my flowers! I wanted to spruce up the yard a little with some colorful flower pots and that’s exactly what I’ve accomplished. I do promise (I think) that this is the last DIY flower pot project of 2013.

Stacked Stenciled Ombre Flower Pots Tutorial

Materials:

• Terra cotta flower pots (5 different sizes from smaller to bigger)
• DecoArt Patio Paint (1 Blue Jay Blue, 1 Robin’s Egg Blue, 1 Blue Bahama, 2 Cloud White, 1 Woodland brown)
• Vinyl stencils (I created mine with my Silhouette Cameo and vinyl from my sponsor, Happy Crafters).
• Krylon Clear Coat
• Rebar (mine is 42″)
• Potting soil and flowers
• Optional: Curtain rod finial (I found mine at a thrift store and spray painted it white)

Ombre Flower Pots Tutorial: I purchased three colors blue and two bottles of white patio paint to create 5 colors in styrofoam bowls:

• Blue Jay Blue
• 50/50 Blue Jay Blue and Robin’s Egg Blue
• Robin’s Egg Blue
• 50/50 Robin’s Egg Blue and Blue Bahama
• Blue Bahama

deco art patio paint|

For each pot, I started with one of the base colors listed above. Using a foam brush, I started on the bottom, “feathering” the paint. To help the painting/drying process, I elevated my pots (see below).

painting terra cotta flower pots

Then added white to my chosen base color and feathered another row on the same pot, working my way around the pot, added more white and repeated.

ombre flower pot tutorial

When the bottom was dry, I flipped the terra cotta pot over then added more white to my paint and finished all the way to the top and a little down into the inside.  I did the above steps for each paint color, for each flower pot. I mixed all of my left over paint together and painted the insides of my flower pots too!

painting flower pots

I flipped them over, painted the bottoms, and let them dry overnight.

painting terracotta flower pots

Next, using my Silhouette Cameo and vinyl from Happy Crafters, I created vinyl stencils with this little quote:

Your mind is a garden.

Your thoughts are the seeds.

You can grow flowers.

Or you can grow weeds.

After I made sure the sizing was correct for each pot, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl stencils.

Happy Crafters

Since I’m using the vinyl as a stencil, I peeled away the lettering.

creating a vinyl stencil

Applied the transfer paper and peeled away the wax paper like backing…

vinyl stencil

and applied the stencils to my flower pots. Since the pots are curved, I found it easiest to apply each line of stencil text individually to be sure they were smooth against the pot. Rub with a credit card, or a squeegee then peel away transfer paper.

applying vinyl stencil to terra cotta

Next, I filled in the lettering with brown patio paint.

stenciled terra cotta pots

As soon as I was done paiting, I removed the vinyl stencils and let everything dry for at least 72 hours according to the patio paint’s instructions.

painting and stenciling terra cotta pots

I then gave the insides and outsides a spray of protective clear coat.

sealing painted terra cotta pots

Once they dried, it was time to plant! I even tried to find flowers in purples ranging from dark to light for an extra ombre effect…

purple ombre flowers

And followed Beth’s instructions for stacking my flower pots at Home Stories A to Z utilizing rebar.

stacking terra cotta pots

Don’t forget to water!

stacked ombre flower pots

Then topped off the rebar with my finial…

finial

stacked ombre flower pots tutorial

This post is sponsored. Vinyl and transfer paper supped by Happy Crafters.

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