Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My First Vinyl Lettering

I can finally post this now that the grandparents have received their Vinyl Lettering Board.

Painting this one was so difficult because I didn't have any more money this month to spend on presents. Plus I wanted colors that would match the grandparents' houses. So I looked through my paints and kept mixing colors. I started out with some yellow and that green and then later added the silver for my parents'.

I did a blue color with silver for my husband's parents. It made it look like denim. I figured this blue color would work well in their home since they have a lot of wood in their home.

I was so scared about the vinyl! It was my first time doing it...it's easier in some ways than rub-on letters for scrapbooking. I just went really slow and peeled it a little at a time. Follow the directions of peeling it from the corner.

Since my parents have 3 kids, I did 3 magnets for them. For now I'm the only one of their kids who has a kid. My brother is going to have  a baby soon. But until then my son will take over the board =D

My husband's parents have 6 children, and he's the only one with a child so until his brothers get kids, our son will occupy this board too =D

For the magnets, I bought those glass beads and modge-podged a heart (punched from scrapbook paper) to the back. Then put a super strong magnet on the back of each one with hot glue. Then I put regular magnet pieces on the board. I thought about doing metal all across the board and covering it in scrapbook paper, but since this was my first time doing a vinyl board, I tried to make it as simple as possible.

I'd love to hear about others' experiences with vinyl lettering and any tips because I definitely want to do more of these!


4 crafty contributions:

just me... said...

Love this idea! Easy way to change out pictures! TFS

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

That is awesome!!! Good job! Isnt vinyl fun?!

Michelle said...

Hi! I found your blog through Somewhat Simple's Strut your stuff Thursday. Great grandkid's board's! You do a fab job! Did you do vinyl over vinyl? I am bookmarking these and adding to my must do list. I will be following your blog. Please feel free to check out my craft blog and follow me. I just started it last week, but will have more of my creations on it soon.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.