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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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!

“Save the Racks” Tutorial

In honor of the annual Breast Cancer Walk in my home town, I decided to make a custom sweatshirt to wear and show off my pink proudly. I saw an idea similar to this from last year and wanted to try it myself this year.

What you’ll need:

• Happy Face Pattern Iron On Vinyl – Pink Camo

• Happy Face Glitter Iron On Vinyl – Tutu Pink Bling

• Silhouette Cameo® Vinyl Cutter

• Silhouette Software

• Standard Iron

• Sheet or Piece of Scrap Fabric

Project Time:

• 30 minutes

First, I found deer antlers, a Breast Cancer ribbon, and text, vectorized, and uploaded it to my Silhouette Software.

 

Always remember to mirror images before cutting..

Next, send your designs to your vinyl cutter. Be sure you have the right vinyl for the right cut job. I cut my pink camo vinyl first, then my tutu pink bling vinyl. Since my bling vinyl is thicker than my camo, I adjusted my cutting blade to a “3” instead of a “1” and it cut perfectly.

Finally, start ironing! You need to make sure your iron is or the hottest setting possible. The bling vinyl was being difficult because my iron was not hot enough. But with some more pressing time, it worked out perfectly!

 

Slowly pull off the carrier while it’s still warm and you’re finished!

 

My friends were in amazed at how cute it turned out and I may have converted them over to the craft side!

For more project ideas, check out our blog each week with great step-by-step tutorials! You can also go to our FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages for more inspiration.

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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Iron-On Vinyl – Quote Pillow

Making your own decorative pillow doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. See how Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage makes her very own quote pillow using iron-on vinyl from Happy Crafters.

Quote pillows are so simple to make and can add just the right touch of personality to any space. With only a few supplies with only a few minutes, you can have your own trendy quote pillow.


You will need:

• Flock Iron On (but you could totally use the FREE sheet of iron on vinyl from my friends at Happy Crafters)
 
• 
Silhouette or other craft cutter machine

• Hook Tool

• Pillow Cover (either buy one or make one yourself with my easy pillow cover tutorial.)

Time Needed: Under an hour




First step, load up your vinyl cutter machine with the heat transfer vinyl of your liking (I only needed about 1/2 a sheet).

Then, using your Silhouette software, lay out your words to the correct size and choose the “mirror” option. The reverse print is needed for heat transfers. Then hit “cut” and cut out using your machine.

After your letters are cut, use the hook tool to help peel away the excess material around your design, so you get a clean cut and don’t heat transfer the extra vinyl.

Flocking material takes a little work to get it all out due to such a thick film, but work patiently, it’ll all come off the backing material eventually!

After you get the image the way you want, place it face down onto the pillow cover and iron right over the backing material. Don’t worry, it won’t melt it but if you want, cover it with an old piece of scrap fabric, just in case. Flock material does take a lot longer than you think, though – so keep ironing for a few minutes. If you check and it still peels up the lettering, just place it back down and keep on ironing with good, even pressure.

When it’s ready, the clear sheet should peel right off without difficulty, leaving your letters perfectly in place.

Finally, put your pillow insert in and you’re done! Quote pillows are so easy to make, and they’re even perfect for holiday decoration!

One Sheet – Endless Possibilities

In order to follow through with our Make Something On Us campaign, you actually need to “make something” right? Well if you’re like most happy crafters, you might be thinking there are so many possibilities, so where do I start? Where can I get ideas? What day is it?! To get your hamster back on its wheel, here are a few more creative ideas we’ve seen crafters from all over creating with black iron-on vinyl.


Laundry Bag
This one’s for all the city folk and college kids out there who take their laundry on-the-go. Reenergize your stinky, plain jane laundry bag with some fresh iron-on vinyl. We sell lots of different colors people (other than black) and we know how creative our crafters can be. So take this idea and make it your own!

Apron
Guys, we know crafting isn’t just for the ladies. Bust out your crafting skills and your culinary skills, and create your own personalized cooking apron. Create your design and use our Happy Face Vinyl to showcase your skills.

We want to make sure our customers have the ideas flowing. If you are still searching for something just right for your project, check our our Facebook Page or Pinterest Boards for even more great ideas.

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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