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I pre-painted the blocks black. Last year we let the boys paint and while they did do a good job it took forever to dry.
I cut a vinyl J and Y out of the metallic red vinyl and covered it with transfer tape.
After a demonstration from me the boys applied the vinyl letters to their blocks.
The boys then tied a red ribbon on the bell. After that was done they wrapped the Joy block set in celophane wrap and curly ribbon. They were very excited to give them to their moms!
I love to decorate my mantle for the different seasons and one of my favorite ways is with words blocks. I always have a different word on my mantle for each season. This year I made up Some “Gobble Til Ya Wobble” words blocks. I think they are fun and match my other fall items perfectly.
The blocks are made from wood, covered with fall paper and for the lettering I used brown vinyl. I then embellished with raffia and brown ribbon.
Here is a close up of these cute blocks
How do you decorate for fall?
This is super quick and easy to make – so lets get started!
Cut the board to the size that you want and sand then paint black. Then cut your scrapbook paper to be slightly less in size than the board. I usually cut mine to be 1/4 or 1/2 inch smaller.
Mod Podge the scrapbook paper onto your wood board.
Cut out a fun Halloween word with your vinyl – I cut out Beware
Now with your black embroidery floss criss cross it around the board – like a spider web. Then tie into a knot. You could tie the knot in the back but I like the look of the knot tied in the front.
And there you have it – a fun, quick and simple Halloween Sign.
Here’s a simple way to personalize gifts or add some flair to a party! These glasses (actually shatter-proof plastic that looks just like glass!) were made as part of the thank you gifts for a wedding party.
I used the cricut cartridges Love Struck for the lips and CTMH Artiste for the moustaches! Since these glasses have grooves built in for the thumb to sit in, the vinyl was applied so that when they were held up to the mouth, the lips or moustaches were in just the right spot on the drinker’s face – totally made me giggle after applying each one LOL
My tip for designing vinyl for curved areas, like glasses, is to take the measurement of the area you can see from one angle. For the flutes for example, about 2 inches were visible at any given time, any more than that was cut off as it curved around the glass. Knowing this, I could try to keep my designs within 2 inches wide so that the name could be read and the image could be legible when it was looked at straight on.
Don’t forget to test out your vinyl on your objects before you finish a project like this so that you’ll know how they interact. Some glass doesn’t hold certain vinyl as well as other glass. I would also recommend hand-washing any items that will be used again, not putting them in the dishwasher.
Have you ever thought to add vinyl quotes, thoughts and clip art to the mirrors in your home? Maybe that rather blank mirror in your guest bathroom or a remind for your kids to brush their teeth would be a great way to personalize a rather overlooked space in your home. When I was married to my husband over 20 years ago he would wake and tell me, “I love you, You’re Beautiful.” But over the years he’s missed a day or two. But one day came home with a small pre-cut vinyl piece that simply said “You’re Beautiful” on it and applied it to my side of our bathroom mirror. I love it! Check out these other vinyl on mirror ideas I loved too! All links to The Casabella project link back to My Blessed Life