I received so many photos of "grandkids make life grand" finished projects. I love it when I get pictures. So I am sharing a few with you. OK - I am sharing more than a few LOL. So many different options with this one, I love them all! I offer several styles and sizes in my Etsy shop. You can find one of the most popular styles and size here.
GRANDKIDS customer photos
Posted by Caroll on February 11, 2016 No comments:
Labels: #thevinylexpress, children, family, grandchildren, Grandkids, grandparents, great grandkids, Home and Family, Kids, Lettering, Photo Wall, signs, vinyl express, vinyl lettering
What else can you do with an old window?
Here are more customer photos of their old window recycling. Love them! Email me for some custom lettering for your windows! Or visit my ETSY shop and request a custom listing.
Posted by Caroll on February 16, 2015 No comments:
Labels: anniversary, Custom, Family Name, I have found the one, Inspirational, Lettering, love, Monograms, old windows, personalized, scripture, Upcycle, vinyl lettering, wedding, Window Decals
You are my Sunshine!
This fun kitchen valance was made using barn wood and a stencil. Rather than using a vinyl decal, use a vinyl stencil. The light adhesive holds the stencil in place while you paint the lettering. You could mix up the colors if you wanted as well. I think it turned out so cute. If you are interested in a custom stencil, send me an email with details and we'll work it up.
We had another custom order who had this sweet idea for her boys room. Such an easy and affordable way to really decorate your boys room! I think that these turned out great! You don't only have to do big decals like this for basketball, you could do soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, dance, and so many more! Whatever your child enjoys we can easily accommodate for!
The pricing on these are based on the size you would like it to be (we charge $7 per square foot). If you would like to do something like this EMAIL us and we would love to help you customize your perfect decal!
Old Window Decor
We really enjoy getting photos from our costumers and to find out how everything turned out. I love how cute all of these old windows looked after just a little help and creativity! Up-cycled Windows make for such fun and innovative decorations for just around the house decor or for occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and other big events.
If you have any old windows, don't just throw them out, dress them up. These all turned out so great. Go ahead and Email us and we can get one customized just for you!
We love doing window decals for businesses. Its such a great way to advertise your business whether your business is well on its way or just starting out. Let us help you customize your own window decal for your business. Send us an EMAIL, we would love to help you and your growing business succeed!
Holiday Fun...In August!
So this week I have had some fun creating, not only one holiday craft but two! I guess it was double the fun because I made reversible blocks, Christmas on one side, Thanksgiving or Fall on the other. I got the Idea from Pintrest, but added my own little twist. I didn't just paint the blocks, I decided to use different patterned scrapbook paper and Mod Podge my blocks.
From the beginning: I bought some paper at our local craft store, I bought the paper that has one design on one side and another design on the other side. This way I didn't have to buy as much paper...I know I am pretty cheap, but it did save me a couple of dollars!!
When I got home I cut out the paper to fit the blocks, and put them in the order that I wanted them in. After I cut out the Christmas paper I used them as a pattern to cut out the Fall paper. I just traced around them and then cut them. I don't have a paper cutter, but I am sure that would be the easiest way to do it.
While I was cutting out the paper for the blocks, my sister painted the blocks that they were going to go on. We didn't bother painting the entire blocks because they would just be covered with paper anyway.
I know she would appreciate me putting this picture online :)
As you can tell the blocks are far from perfect, but they will still look just as good even if we had taken the time to paint them all of the way.
Once the paint dried I laid the paper on top of the blocks to make sure the paper fit good and to make sure I liked how it looked.
I cut my paper pretty close to the size of the blocks as you can see here. If you want to see more of the block all you would have to do is trim the paper a little bit more...but I am pretty sure most of us could have figured that out on our own!
Now for the fun part! Mod Podge. I like this part. How I do it is I put some on the block itself and then on the back of the paper. I place the paper on the block and then brush more on the front of the paper. It brushes on white, but when it dries it will look clear.
Bubbles are one thing that I hate when using Mod Podge, I have found though that using thicker paper doesn't bubble as much. If you don't have thicker paper, that's fine too, you just have to not be a perfectionist at first. The paper will bubble, but try not to mess with it too much, when it dries most of the bubbles, if not all of them, will fade away. It is kind of like magic! It will only make you crazy in the process if you are like me!
While you let the Mod Podge dry... (PS only do one side at a time, or else you will have a mess.) Anyway while it dries you can start with the vinyl. It will come in a sheet like this. It will have a clear plastic over the letters that you will peel off later but for now you can cut the individual letters apart. It doesn't have to look fancy at all. (You can get the letters from The Vinyl Express for $6.00.)
As you can tell not fancy!
Once the Mod Podge dried (mine took about an hour to dry, you can wait a little bit longer if you want to be safe though) I placed the letters on the blocks so I could tell where I would want them to be placed. Then one by one I peeled the paper off and placed the vinyl letters on the blocks. I then took off the clear paper that covered the letters, leaving only the vinyl on the blocks.
It should look something like this.
This is what the first side looked like. Then I started the whole process over and did the same thing to the other side of the blocks.
This is what the other side looked like when I finished them.
I think they turned out super cute.
They would be cute with some Fall leaves or ornaments and jingle bells. My favorite though that would work for both would be pine cones!
What a fun addition to any home! You can also save some space in your storage for afterwards since they double for two holidays! :) ~Kelsie
What can I do with an old window?
I have a customer in St. Louis that had several old windows she wanted to put together for a show she was participating in. She asked me to do the vinyl for her. The windows turned out great and she has had requests for more. I thought I'd share the windows she did in case you are looking for a few ideas.
here to go to the listing.
here to order this decal.
here to order this decal.
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