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?!

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*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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Thanksgiving Jars Tutorial

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This year for Thanksgiving, I wanted to show off what I am most thankful for: my new crafting skills! I love the country, rustic look so I thought cute mason jars using adhesive vinyl would be great with my Thanksgiving decor. I made these cute sayings to keep everyone in the thankful spirit round the table.

Materials I Used:
• OraCal 651 Glossy Adhesive Vinyl Brown – Small
• (4) Mason Jars
• Roll of Twine
• LED Candle Lights
• Silhouette Cameo® Vinyl Cutter

*I found my jars, twine and candle lights at Michaels’ Craft Store

Project Time:
20 minutes

After I designed my phrases in my Silhouette Software, I measured how much space I needed on my jars and sized my letters to match. Once they were at the right size, I sent my designs to my Silhouette and cut.

Next, I cut enough transfer paper for each phrase, smoothed it out over top of my sheet of vinyl using a credit card then peeled the paper back revealing only what I wanted to apply.

Next, I just stuck my transfer paper with my phrase straight onto my jars. Smoothed again using my credit card and peeled the transfer paper right off. I tied my twine along the rim of the Mason jar and popped my LED candle lights into the bottom of the jar.

Then I repeated these same steps for my remaining jars.

Once they were done, I finally found the motivation to take down my Halloween decorations and put up my Thanksgiving display.

Hoping these jars spark some happy conversation around the dinner table! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Gobble, Gobble!

You can find more projects like these at HappyCrafters.com/blog, or check out our FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages to see what others are crafting!

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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NFL Kick-Off Crafts

HERE. WE. GO. School is back in session, summer is over, and Football Season has officially begun! If you’re planning an awesome rally party at your house this year to kick-off the season opener for your favorite team, check out some ideas we’ve come up with to help you be the hostest with the mostest.

Iron On Chair Graphics:

If you’re planning to take your party outside, you have to keep the theme going! Using our Happy Face Iron On Vinyl available in over 60 colors, create your own personalized tailgate chair. All you need is your vinyl, a cover sheet, weeder, and home iron to create this same project. Make sure everyone knows which side you’re cheering for and tailgate with pride. 

Wine Glass and Beer Stein Decals:

 

It’s hard to handle in-house rivalries, especially when you’re team loses. But with a fancy glass like these, you can drink your sorrows away with team spirit. We carry over 30 color options, two finishes, and both large and small sizes, you are sure to find the exact color match for your team. Use our OraCal Adhesive Vinyl on glasses, mugs, bowls, walls, tables, chairs, practically anything with a smooth, hard surface will work. All you need for the application is your vinyl choice, a vinyl cutter like our Silhouette Cameo®, transfer paper, and a squeegee. Be sure to use a vector art graphic when designing so that your image will cut easily.

DIY Food Bowl Decals:

Even if you aren’t a Ravens fan, you can’t deny this is totally something you wish you had. Stop wishing, start crafting. All it takes to make these decorative snack bowls is our OraCal Adhesive Vinyl and a vinyl cutter. Find a vector of your team’s logo or create fun text for your team using your Silhouette Software, and cut. Pair it with your team’s colors and you’ll be scoring serious brownie points with your guests.

House Décor:

We’ve saved the best for last. There’s no fan out there like a Steelers fan and if you’ve ever been to Blitzburgh, you know black and gold veins run deep. Show off your team pride for not only your guests, but your whole neighborhood. All it takes to create this look is some OraCal Adhesive Vinyl with a permanent adhesive backing and your Silhouette Cameo® vinyl cutter. Create your design, cut, and be sure your very own “steel curtain”! Fans and guests alike will love it and totally want one of their own. So start waving those terrible towels, and HERE WE GO STEELERS!

For more ideas for your next craft project, check out our Pinterest and Facebook pages. Check back each week for more blogs and step-by-step tutorials to help you recreate trending ideas.

DIY Lake House Sign

With such a crazy busy summer behind us, my boyfriend and I thought we spend our Labor Day weekend up at Deep Creek Lake for some much needed R&R. Thankfully, his grandma owns a beautiful, lake-front condo for us to use just for these types of occasions! J As a way to say thank you, I decided to make her a personal greeting for her lake house guests.

Materials:

• 12” x 12” Sheet of OraCal 651 Glossy Adhesive Vinyl – King Blue

• Transfer Tape

• Wooden Sign

• Power Drill with A Medium to Large Drill Bit

• Chiffon Ribbon (for hanging)

• Silhouette Cameo® Vinyl Cutter


Project Time:
 20 minutes

Before we get started with our vinyl, let’s get the heavy duty steps out of the way. Grab your power drill and insert your drill bit. Slowly and carefully, push your bit into one of corner of your sign and continue until a small but easily threadable hole is created. Repeat this step on the opposite corner.

Give it a good blow or brush the dust off and boom! Two perfect holes to thread your ribbon through for hanging your sign.

Next, find the designs you want to use. I chose big bold text and a canoe paddle. I then edited these in my Silhouette Software to fit the size of my sign.

Next, send your designs to your Silhouette and cut. Using transfer tape, press firmly onto your cut designs, making sure to keep them aligned and apply to your sign. I put on some light pencil lines to help me stay centered.

Grab a credit card or squeegee and firmly scrape along the top to ensure your vinyl creates a strong seal onto your surface and peel transfer tape off.

Repeat this for all of your text and your caneo paddle – be creative! Use different sized text, letters, or maybe different types of font to make your sign completely your own.

This pairs perfectly with her blue color scheme! Hope she loves it!

Try creating your own personal sign for your home or as a gift using ideas on our Pinterest boards. Check back each week for new tutorials or see or updates on Facebook and Twitter.

DIY Polka Dot Dishwasher Decal

Why have an ordinary dishwasher when you can make it oh so adorable with just a little vinyl? This easy project can be done in minutes, yet it adds big impact to a basic boring appliance.

DIY Polka Dot Dishwasher

In order to make your own DIY polka dot dishwasher, you will need the following items:

Vinyl Polka Dot Dishwasher

 Adhesive Vinyl

• Level

• Yardstick or Tape Measure

• Dry Erase Marker

Project Time: 15 minutes

First step: cut out polka dots on your sheet of vinyl using your Silhouette Vinyl Cutter (or other craft machine). If you don’t have a craft machine, try using a hole puncher or hand cutting circles out.

Easy Silhouette Project

Next step, math time. Don’t get too stressed, its not that bad. First, make a mark on where you’d like your lines to be. Secon,d how many of these lines do you want and space them out evenly. I chose six lines for this project. Measure lines two inches from the top, then mark the next line every three inches, so you leave two inches at the bottom.

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Take your level and using the dry erase marker, make all of those lines horizontal. *Only use a dry erase marker. Permanent is permanent! Be sure to test a small area before you mark up your whole dishwasher.

Pretty-Dishwasher

In order to create the offset look with your dots, you will need to create twio different figures. The first rows were done 5 inches apart. Find the center, draw a line vertically, then measure from that point to the ends.

Polka-Dot-Plot

Next, measure half way between the vertical lines and draw more vertical lines. Make unique marks or symbols to differentiate the pattern – I used A’s and B’s, 1’s and 2’s for my project. Where lines A & 1 connect was the first row, B & 2 made the second row. Alternate this to get the pattern.

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Using your finger, simply rub out the cross section, preferably in a circle, put the dot in the middle of your rubbed out area, and move to the next space.

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Once all the math is done, the rest of the project moves really quickly.

Polka-Dot-Dishwasher

After all the dots are in place, simply wipe off the rest of the marker and you’re done! A DIY polka dot dishwasher!

Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering on this post. All ideas & words are 100% my own.

Exit Sign Door Decal

Adhesive vinyl decals are an awesome, inexpensive way to personalize your home. See how Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage transformed a plain back door, into a a more personal exitway.

A few years ago, I decided my back door needed a fresh coat of paint and some kind of sign on it. I chose to go with black, and although I loved it, it still wasn’t quite right. The exit sign was great too but once I saw it in person, it didn’t do much for me. In the midst of another project, I came across the perfect black for my door, the kind of black I originally wanted. Yes, there are definitely different shades of black, and yes I am a tad picky. {P.S. The Valspar Pantone Jet Black is amazing!}

So, I painted the door again with my new black but I still wanted to re-do the exit sign, I just wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. I wanted something more bolder and bigger and I wanted something the represented an actual exit sign. Well, instead of rummaging through stores to find one, I made it of course! 🙂

What you’ll need for this project:

• Surface to hold vinyl (I used my door)

• Sheet of white vinyl

• Painter’s tape

• Craft knife

• Silhouette Machine

Time to complete project:

• 10 minutes or less

Once my paint job was complete and of course, dry, I used my sheet of white adhesive vinyl from Happy Crafters.. I like using a sheet versus a roll because I don’t like to spend money on more material than what I need. When I do, it ends up sitting stuffed in the bottom of a box somewhere just taking up unnecessary space. No thank you. A 12” x 24” sheet is perfect for these projects and works awesome with my large Silhouette mat. I don’t deal well with having to measure how much I need, cutting what I think will work, and then fining out I was wrong. I’m a much happier lady with these pre-cut sheets. 🙂

So, once I measured where I wanted to place my sign, I created my text on my Silhouette software (I chose Arial Black Font) and within the next 30 seconds, my vinyl was cut and ready to go.

Using my craft knife, I scored the vinyl so I could save my remaining vinyl for future uses, staying thrifty over here! Peel off the negative vinyl (the vinyl surrounding your text or graphic) leaving only the letters.

*Tip: When using transfer vinyl, I’ve found that painters tape is great in helping grab the letters for application.

Your letters will peel right off so easily!

Now the tricky part: putting the letters exactly where I want them as I pictured in my head. Once this is done, I rubbed down the letters using either a credit card or scraper so that the letters are securely adhered to the door before I remove the painters tape (be careful!). Total time: 5 minutes…seriously.

Perfect. Now I have the bold, chunky look I want and if some time down the road I say, “eh, not into this anymore,” I can just peel the vinyl off and try a new look! For an indecisive girl like me, I’d like to believe this is a win!

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*Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post. All ideas & opinions are 100% mine.*