Creating Vinyl Expressions

Every month my girlfriends and I get together for a girls night.  Last month we all got together at my house and created fabulous projects with my Silhouette.  It was so much fun seeing everyone’s creativity and getting to help them design things for their homes.
 
This is the fun and fabulous piece that I created.
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
I can’t take credit for the actual design, my friend Pearcia came up with it, I just added in the phrases and words that I thought fit our family.
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
I absolutely love it!  I hung it in the corner of our living room, above my craft dresser, and I stare at it all the time.  Not only are those things very true of our family, but they are also a great reminder for the things we do, on the days that we don’t really feel like doing them.
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
This project was almost free which was even better!  Here’s what I used:
 
A piece of wood
{I supplied all the wood for my friends because we had a ton left over from Malea’s bed}
Paint {Leftover from one of many projects}
Sand paper {it was just hangin’ out in the garage}
Vinyl {purchased from Expressions Vinyl}
A Silhouette
 
I started out by creating the design in the Silhouette program.  Then painted and sanded the wood {one of my friends actually did this part for me since I was busy working on everyone else’s projects}.  After my wood had been sanded down I cut the layout out of the vinyl, using my Silhouette.  Then I cut the expressions out and placed them where I wanted them on the board.
After I was finished I screwed two hooks on the back so that I could hang it on the wall.
 
This is such an easy and fun project.  Even if you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut you could still create one of these expression boards.  All you’d have to do is paint and sand a board, then purchase letters from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby to write out your expressions!  Super fun and personalized just for your family!
 
Here are some of the pictures from our craft night and the other great projects that we created.
 
 
 
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
DIY vinyl menu - Ask Anna
 
DIY vinyl for a Kitchen Aid - Ask Anna
 
DIY vinyl sign - Ask Anna
 
Have you created any vinyl expressions for your home?  I’d love to see your projects if you have!
 

 

 

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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. 2

    Do you seal these types of vinyl projects with Mod Podge or spray sealants, etc? Also, the vinyl lettering on the thermos/water bottle…I assume it is hand wash only, but how does the adhesive withstand water and soap? I’ve been wanting to make this stuff for ages but I’m hesitant as I don’t understand how it can outlast everyday use.

    • 3

      I seal most projects with Mod Podge but I’ve actually done a few water bottles and didn’t seal them. The vinyl stuck to the bottles very well and I was able to even put them in the dishwasher! The only reason the letters finally came off were because my 4 year old picked them off. :)