Who knew you could print on vinyl?
Well, maybe you did, but I just found this little secret out.
I made this tray for my sister’s friend that is getting married. I started with a piece of white printable vinyl. I created my design, printed it out on an inkjet printer, cut around the scallop shape and stuck it on the tray. The best part is that is also waterproof!
Seriously, who knew?
I buy all of my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. I love being able to purchase sheets in various colors for a lower price rather than buying a whole roll of one color. My sister and I ordered this 8.5 x 11 inch printable vinyl for only $1.99 a piece.
Here is how I made the above tray.
First, my sister bought these digital papers from The Shabby Shop. Once we decided on which paper we wanted (we used Kiwi Damask2) I uploaded the digital paper into my design program and created what you see on the tray.
Don’t leave just yet!
It’s ok if you don’t do graphic design!
I realize that not everyone will be able to do what I did above. So, if you don’t do graphic design, no worries. You could still purchase digital paper and print it right onto the vinyl. Then you could cut out additional vinyl letters and add them on top. Confused? Check out this tutorial on just how they did that here.
Below is the vinyl after I printed it out. This is not the actual piece we used on the tray. It wasn’t quite the color we wanted. But you can see that it was a white 8.5 x 11 inch piece. I drew the scallop in my design program, but you could always print out the vinyl and then trace a shape on to it and cut it out.
After I cut out the shape, I just peeled it off and stuck it on the tray.
So. Cool. Right?
And the best part is that it is WATERPROOF!
This could be used as a serving tray, but when you are not using it you could also set it out to display.
Now the question is, what else can I attack with this fun stuff?
I’d love to hear some of your ideas.
What would you like to create with printable vinyl?