Sunday, May 31, 2015

DIY Vinyl Door Greeting

Now back to our regularly scheduled program! LOL! I only say that because last week I shared a beauty tip instead of a household tip.  If its good you gotta share right?!?!! Go HERE to see last week's post.
We live in Texas and its been raining. A lot!  No really, like its been flooding and stuff!  So, one rainy Saturday morning (yesterday) I decide our front door wanted a make over, so I gave it one!
This was our boring little door to begin with.  It's not saying anything at all right now.  Lets fix that!
I used what I had on hand.  I love when I can do that!  So cool and so FREE!  For this project I used my Cricut Expressions machine, my ZooBalloo cartridge and some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.

This welcome word is on page 123 of the ZooBalloo manual.  I cut my welcome out at 2 inches, removed the excess vinyl and left the word stuck to my cutting mat.  Next I cut a peice of transfer paper also from Expression Vinyl.
I peeled the backing off the transfer paper and pressed it onto the welcome word.  Use your finger to go over each letter to make sure the transfer paper is adhering to it.
Gently start to remove the transfer paper making sure your vinyl is attaching to it.  See how the "L" didn't want to go with the transfer paper? Just place it back over the letters and rub to get it going again.
The transfer paper is slightly tacky, so using the extra paper along the bottom of my word, I lined it up to where I wanted to permanently place it.
Firmly rub with your fingers to transfer the vinyl to the door.  I went over the entire word about three times to make sure it was clinging to the door.  Oh, one note of advice.  Make sure your door is clean and free of any dirt that would cause your vinyl to not want to stick.
After you've firmly pressed the greeting onto the door, remove the transfer paper by pulling at an angle so as to NOT lift your newly placed greeting off the door that you worked so hard to get into just the right place.
There ya go! I like it, but wait!  Why not add the house number while I'm at it.  Great idea, believe I will!
Ok, that's better.  Now I'm loving it.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture yesterday.  If your not already following me and you'd like to,  just search ddcamp170 on Instagram.
Here's my before and after shots.  What do you think?  More "welcoming" now? LOL!
Isn't it fun how such a small little added detail makes such a big difference?  Would you like to know how I made my SUMMER wreath?  Go HERE for the full tutorial.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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5 comments:

  1. I have a Cricut and some vinyl, so this is one project I would love to try!

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  2. What a nice touch! I'd like to feature this post today at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  3. I love your door and the welcome is so well done.

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  4. The perfect addition to welcome your guest and so simple to do.

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  5. Thanks for sharing vinyl door greeting diy, at my last Fabulous Friday Party, I have been in Italy and just got back and ready to Party again, hope to see you at my party this weekend, starts tonight and goes until next week! Hugs Maria

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