Thursday, June 24, 2010

Easy as 1-2-3 Vinyl Decor Do-It-Yourself! And great giveaway link!

I wanted to share a giveaway opportunity that is going on over at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality blog. This reminded me of the vinyl decor project that I've been putting off for 6 months.....And, just imagine if you win this great machine at Southern Hospitality, you can decorate so many things at your own pace.....and with Christmas just around the corner, you can make so many gifts!! This Wall Decor vinyl was a great find at Hobby Lobby [at 50% off] and this is a step-by-step pictorial to show you how we did this. What do you like decorating with vinyl? Go on over to Rhoda's to enter her giveaway for a Silhouette Craft Cutter!

Best handy-dandy guy EVER-----he volunteered to cut the wood for me;
AND, he painted in the background color, too!!
Wood painted and dry [check]; straight ruler [check, check] and the vinyl wall art triple check...]

Now it's time to draw the border.....decide how wide you want your border and place the vinyl piece in the center to determine if the width is to your liking....

I placed my pattern placement holders on the edges so that I could take a step back and look at the layout....[I'll be showing you how I did these handy pattern holders soon....]

Painting the border with a steady hand......whew! That's tough sometimes!
Finishing up the border....
I started removing the vinyl from the sheet at the top and worked down. This is a super fast process and very easy!
Smoothing out any bubbles or bumps.......
There are great little rhinestone stick-ons and they really added dimension.
Voila! Finished! Nothing like a finished project for gratification! Now, if you liked this simple project, check out Rhoda's blog to enter the giveaway! I hope you win!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love this project! Such a beautiful idea... I may have to try something like this! :]