My washer and dryer are directly off my backdoor. Which means every person that sets foot inside my house can literally see my dirty laundry! So to embrace my multi-functioning space I decided to make it a bit more fun!
You giggled didn’t you? (Good! That’s what I was going for.)
And now that you are cheery, here’s some more happy news…not only will this post tell you HOW to make your own laundry room art, but you can also WIN a $25 Gift Certificate to Expressions Vinyl.com so that you can make your own! AND that’s not all! Expressions Vinyl is giving all From Wine to Whine readers a special 10% off code ( just use FROMWINETOWHINE at checkout)!!
So what are you waiting for? Start reading!
- Vinyl (I used metallic copper from Expressions Vinyl)
- Transfer Tape
- Mini Clothespins
- Hot Glue
- Silhouette Machine
Lets Get Started!
First, design your layout within your Silhouette Program. (make sure you measure your canvas space!)
Since I was working with a new sheet of vinyl, I didn’t use a mat. If you’ve never gone mat-less before don’t you worry, this is what you want to do: Move the rollers on your Silhouette Machine by flipping the switch, and twisting the right plastic roller so that it moves freely, then click it onto the grooves and re-flip the switch.
Now take the straight edge of your vinyl and click LOAD MEDIA. Then go to your computers cut screen, and de-select cutting mat. You will notice that changes your margins a smidge, so make sure you adjust your design. Change your settings to vinyl and slow that speed way down. Now click cut!
Now it’s time to weed the excess! Here’s a little tip: if you are working with a full 12×24 sheet you can trim the large excess so that it doesn’t stick to your words. Just make sure you don’t cut anything that you want to keep!
Time for the transfer tape! Since I was working with a big piece, I didn’t want the ends to roll up so I taped the corners to my table. And then carefully laid the transfer tape down. (remember to start with one side and slowly lay the rest down…you don’t want bubbles!)
Ok you’re are almost done!! (well kind of) Peel the back of the transfer tape so that your letters are stuck to the tape. Now carefully lay your vinyl onto the canvas, and smooth it down! (You can use your credit card or your scraper ) But here’s the thing, canvas and vinyl can be a bit tricky. But don’t worry with patience and a good vinyl you should be fine.. just move slow! And again if your excess transfer tape is getting in the way, just cut it after you peel it (like the picture above)!
Here’s the trick to getting vinyl to stick to canvas.. you ready?! Use your scraper as a guide when pulling back the transfer tape. If you notice a letter peeling up just stop and re-adjust. If you move slowly everything will stick exactly were you want it to!
Now that your letters are down grab your twine and glue gun! Cut your twine, and knot both ends. Dab a bit of hot glue were you want the clothesline to start, and another were you want it to end.
Add your clothespins, and go find some lost, lonely socks! You are DONE!
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*I was given product and a giveaway to write this post. However all opinions are 100% my own!*