Spring Time Polka Dot Jar

Hi again!  It’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.
I have a little obsession with polka dots.  I just love them!  It’s one of my all time favorite things to do with vinyl too, because it’s so easy.  You can use a cutter or just use a circle punch to cut the circles and then it just takes a few minutes to put them on!
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This is how I made this fun utensil jar:
I took just a regular jar that someone gave me
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I spray painted it turquoise and then added the vinyl circles.
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I wrapped the thread with some yellow ribbon and glued it.
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Then I added my utensils.  Super easy!
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Thanks for having me today!

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Using Vinyl to Writing on Dishes

Have you ever thought to write on dishes? My handwriting is not so great so when I want clean lines and the perfect lettering I use my vinyl as a stencil.

Here’s some screen shots from the Inspired by Pinterest episode called “Writing on Dishes” on My Craft Channel.

 Best method to fill in your letter is to go back and forth and move upward on the design. Do not go back over the area you’ve already colored if you want a solid colored in area.
But to give you a better idea of what I’m talking about…check out the episode here:

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Chocolate Bunnies Sign

For my friends I wanted to make a cute little board they could put on their shelf for Easter.
Chocolate Bunnies wood board
Let me show you how easy this is to make!
Supplies needed:
Wood board
Paint (I used white)
Brown ink
Vinyl (I used brown)
Mod Podge
Cut your wood board to the size you like and paint white.
Using a brown ink pad ink up the edges a bit.
Cut out a cute Easter saying on vinyl.  I thought this was such a cute saying because I just love Chocolate bunnies at Easter time!
chocolate bunny vinyl
Put your vinyl on your board.
Chocolate bunny wood board

I add a layer of Mod Podge over the top to make sure the vinyl doesn’t peel up.  It usually does not – but I like to make sure.

Let dry and put on your shelf – so cute!
Chocolate Bunnies wood board
Summer is the author and owner of Summer Scraps.  She is constantly inspired by her 3 kids and has great support from her husband.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies and has a secret passion for video games.  Summer loves to share crafts and recipes.  You can also find Summer on FacebookTwitter , Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.

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Candle Jars: Vinyl as a Stencil

Hi again, it’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple!
Today I am going to share with you how I used vinyl as stencil on some glasses vases I got from the dollar store.  I love the look of these vases and the designs that they have now!
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This is how I made it:
I took a vase and then I cut several 12” strips of vinyl.  The width of them varied from 1/4” to 1/2”
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I then put the vinyl around the vase, making sure to push down hard to get all the air bubbles out.
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Then using some frosting paint, I spray painted the vase all around.
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Once the paint was completely dry, I peeled off the vinyl.
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I added a little tea light to it.  And that’s it, super easy and simple.
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I liked the look so much that I decided to do the same thing to a couple other vases and just used spray paint for some added color!
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Thanks for having me here today!
I would love it if you followed along.

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Lucky as Can Be St. Patricks Sign

In trying to keep with my Lucky theme for my St. Patrick’s Day decor I made this little Lucky board to sit on my shelf.  This one is so super simple and quick!

Lucky wood board

First start with a board and paint it white.  Then pick a really cute piece of cardstock and cut it to the size you want.  Then using Mod Podge adhere it to your board.  Here is my board with my cute paper

Wait for the Mod Podge to dry then add a cute vinyl word.  My vinyl says “Lucky as can be!!”

Add some Mod Podge over the top to seal everything together and let dry.  I think this turned out so cute and took no time at all!

Lucky wood board

If you liked this you may want to check out my Lucky wood blocks as well.

Summer is the author and owner of Summer Scraps.  She is constantly inspired by her 3 kids and has great support from her husband.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies and has a secret passion for video games.  Summer loves to share crafts and recipes.  You can also find Summer on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest and at her Etsy shop.

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Valentine Treat Plate

Hi again!  It’s Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought that I would decorate a plate that I got from the $1 store.  When I think about Valentine’s day, I can’t help to think about glitter, so I decided to use some awesome pink glitter vinyl.
All I did was just add the vinyl to the red plate, super easy!
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I love how it sparkles!
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I had fun coming up with the conversation hearts, I felt like I was in jr. high again Smile
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Thanks for having me here today!

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Adding Vinyl to Accent your Chalkboards

I love Chalkboards! I love words and so chalkboards are the perfect solution for me. If I didn’t have them, I would be one of those people who hung words all over the house using construction paper and scotch tape.

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If you are not sure how to make a chalkboard, I tell you how to do it here. It really is easier than you think.

I wanted my chalkboard to have a little something extra and unique detail. So, I added a little bit of vinyl love. I have done this a couple of times and every time I do it, I love it more and more.

Supplies Needed:
Chalkboard
Vinyl ( I love Vinyl Outlet.net)
Cricut Mini or your shape printed on some paper & scissors
Chalk and wet rag (to use as an eraser)
Directions:
I cut out a simple #1 to fit in the corner of my chalkboard. When you are deciding what vinyl shape to put on your chalkboard, take your chalkboard size into consideration. This chalkboard is not huge, so I made sure my vinyl was cut to size. After you have cut out your vinyl decal, you just need to attach it to your board. I used transfer tape to make the application super simple.
Voila!

Now that you have your chalkboard all decked out and you are not sure what to write on your board-I have a hundreds of quotes on my Chalkboard Quotes Board on Pinterest. 

If you are wanting some simple tips on how to write on your chalkboard-I did a whole post all about this as well. Simple, life changing tips. (Well not really life changing, but you get the idea)

If you want more simple project ideas, DIY and decorating tips and tricks, please visit my blog

Tausha

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