Today I am joining with other talented bloggers to share over 20 amazing vinyl projects to celebrate the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou‘s new Craftsy Class – Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl (aff. link), a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to know to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette machine.
Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to enter to win a brand new Silhouette Cameo 3. Boo yah!
For my vinyl project, I decided to make a DIY Christmas gift idea that would be perfect for tween or teen girls to give to their friends. I’m going to show you how add craft vinyl monograms to cute hair brushes. Personalized gifts are always well-received and these hair brushes are bright and cheery and useful. I’ve also got free printable hand-lettered gift tags to go with them.
Let me show you how to make your own monogrammed hair brush.
I used permanent vinyl from Expressions Vinyl so that the design will never peel or start coming off, even if the brush gets wet.
1. Create your design in Silhouette Studio. If you want help designing a monogram, Mark and Graham has a free monogram maker tool that lets you enter your initials, then they email you the design you choose.
2. Load vinyl onto cutting mat.
3. Adjust cut settings to vinyl.
4. Cut with Silhouette machine.
5. Weed excess vinyl.
6. Cover the design with transfer tape (or contact paper if you’re cheap like me) and peel off the backing paper.
7. Stick vinyl to hair brush and remove transfer tape.
It’s that easy! I just love monograms and in my book, anything that’s personalized makes such a thoughtful gift.
I came up with a great tag to go with the gifts.
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle… I really crack myself up! And since they are hilarious, I know you want to use them too.
Download the gift tags HERE.
Want to see all of the other fun vinyl projects? There are so many cute ideas. I can’t wait to make them!
Don’t miss all of these amazing vinyl crafts – so much inspiration!
Hand Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt – Pitter and Glink
Bring Wine Winter Socks – Tried & True
Hello My Name Is Personalized Newborn Onesie – Where the Smiles Have Been
Hakuna Moscato Wine Glass Decal – That’s What Che Said
Vinyl Christmas Countdown – Sugar Bee Crafts
Made with Love Vinyl Gift – A Girl and a Glue Gun
Merry Christmas Door Hanger – Minted Strawberry
Get Your Write On Pencil Holder – Delineate Your Dwelling
Thankful Jar – Kiki & Company
Gimme Some Sugar Hand-Lettered Dish Cloth – Persia Lou
DIY Elf Quote Christmas Pillows – A Kailo Chic Life
Giant Hello Sign Tutorial – Ginger Snap Crafts
DIY Diamond Trinket Dish – Maritza Alisa
DIY Baby Mobile – Sew What Alicia
DIY Framed Clipboard – Sisters What
Believe in Magic Christmas Banner – Happiness is Homemade
Chalk Style Snowflake Ornaments – Flamingo Toes
Merry Plate – One Artsy Mama
Feast Mode Thanksgiving T-Shirt – Dream a Little Bigger
DIY Christmas Star – Cutesy Crafts
O Holy Night Christmas Star – A Pumpkin and a Princess
Tis The Season Shadow Box – Practically Functional
Now, time for our giveaway! One of you lucky folks will win everything you need to start making your own amazing vinyl projects! The prize includes a brand new Cameo 3 (yay!), a collection of vinyl, and the Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl Craftsy Class. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only (sorry, international friends) 18 or older and will close midnight Monday 11/21 Pacific Time. A big thanks to Persia Lou, Silhouette, and Craftsy for sponsoring the giveaway.