Move-able Vinyl

July 15, 2010

Hey Friends! So sorry it has taken me forev to get up the project this week! I have still been on vacation mode after being in Bear Lake, UT this past week! Please forgive ;).
But do you guys remember the vinyl I got HERE?


Well the thought came to me the other day when I was about to adhere them to the wall that...

"I won't be able to take these with use whenever it is we move, and what if I don't like them there and want to rearrange them?"

DING!! What if I put them on some something that I can later take them with us, or rearrange them! I came up with putting them on painted cardboard!!

Here is how they turned out!!

{This green photographed super funky! Its actually the color of the sidebars on my blog in real life!}

{ I LOVE how these turned out! They really make the vinyl pop, and I can move them where ever and whenever I want!}

Want to make your own?

Here is what you need:

~Vinyl
~Cardboard (You could also use a flat canvas, but hey cardboard is free at my house so I went with that!)
~Paint of your choosing
~Scissors
~Exact-o-knife
~Primer
~High gloss poly (This is optional but I really love glossy finishes!)

How it's done:

1. Measure the size of your vinyl from the largest width, and the highest height.


2. Cut out your predetermined measurements.


3. If your cardboard is a brown color it will need to be primed before your paint. I use Kilz Primer its the best, it will adhere to pretty much anything under the sun!


4. After allowing the primer to dry apply as many coats as desired of paint as desired.


{Funny thing is that I put the yellow cardboard sheet outside to let it dry...well it was SO hot that it cracked the paint as it dried!}

{Thank goodness it turned out so good! It adds texture to the piece which adds visual interest, BONUS!}

5. After allowing the coats of paint to dry apply clear gloss poly this step is OPTIONAL, if you don't like gloss don't do it, or use a satin finish.


6. Apply your vinyl to the cardboard.

7. If you like the look of the clock cardboard piece I used an exact-o-knife to create a cut-out outline around the vinyl clock.


8. Hang and ENJOY!!


{The clock is on the back door of our kitchen.}


{The 3 flower pots rest on a shelf in our downstairs hallway.}


So what do you guys think? I love how this turned out, like I mentioned it really makes the vinyl pop since well I live in an apartment it adds much needed COLOR!! This project is so super easy, if you have any questions about this project or just for fun please let me know, I am always happy to help! Thanks for stopping by guys! Hope that you have a great day!! Love, love.

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44 comments :

  1. i love that clock - such fun colors that pop! i wonder if a working clock mechanism could be incorporated so that it actually keeps time? i've never made a clock before, but seen kits... paint the hands red to match and wallah! i might have to give that a try for our kitchen!

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  2. Wow, I can't believe it's just cardboard. You are amazing. I really love the way the clock paint cracked. I've never used vinyl because of the fear of not liking it and not being able to move it. Great Idea.

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  4. that is so cool! your chosen paint colours really complement the vinyl colours. amazing!

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  5. oooh i especially love that clock! i love that you cut it to shape- it gives it such cool dimension. what a fantastic idea!

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  7. This is AWESOME!!!

    I might try this with some canvas I have...

    Nice work, girl!!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  8. Those are too stinkin' cute!!!
    Hi, I'm your newest follower thru Welcome Wednesday! Looking forward to your posts :)

    -Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  9. Such a great idea! You did an amazing job cutting out the clock, I don't think I have that much patience....

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  10. I am your newest follower! I do have to say that clock is beautiful!
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  11. I love it! And yeah, cardboard is such an awesome alternative to canvas. I use it every time.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

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  12. Are you in Utah since you were at Bear Lake? You have such a fun blog! :) I'm now following you from Welcome Wednesday and would love to have you follow back at www.dandygiveaway.com!

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  13. Following form the Wendnesday link up.

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  14. wow great ideas I cant wait to read back issues of your blog. Wednesday Hop new follower.

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  15. Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  16. Love your ideas. I cant wait to read back issues of your blog. New follower from Wednesday Hop.

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  17. hey coming over from blue cricket. that is such a cool idea! i loooove the clock. that's a bummer that the brickyard roberts went out of buisness. it was my favorite.

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  18. Great tip! I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com!

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  19. the clock reminded me the cove's clock that always read 10 to 8. But yours is much cutter. I don't know how you come up so many cute ideas week after week. And I'm super jealous you went to bear lake. I need a vacation really really bad. Thanks for all the offered help.. You're too sweet. Thanks BFF

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  20. I am like may others who comments ;) am in L-O-V-E with the clock so soooo PERFECT!!
    great work and cleverness

    xoxo
    bB

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  21. What a great idea I wish I had thought of it - thanks for posting now I will have to look at vinyl again!

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  22. How very crafty and creative of you! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

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  23. Wow! Great idea! That clock is really fantastic!

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  24. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  25. Very fun pop of colour! And I like the fact that you can move it around. Most that use decals stick it somewhere permanent and don't you dare change your mind! :)

    Donna

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  26. How clever! I never thought to use that the way you did, great job!

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  27. thank you for this great tutorial.our readers would love to find you, so please link it up: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-6/ (weekly party)

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  29. LOVE IT! I bought some vinyl (and have a cutter as well... it's a sickness) and we rent. This is a perfect idea and now I know what I'm going to do in my boys' room!

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  30. LOVE IT! I bought some vinyl (and have a cutter as well... it's a sickness) and we rent. This is a perfect idea and now I know what I'm going to do in my boys' room!

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  31. thank you for this great tutorial.our readers would love to find you, so please link it up: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-6/ (weekly party)

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  32. Wow! Great idea! That clock is really fantastic!

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  33. Those are great--really love the clock one!

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  34. Love your ideas. I cant wait to read back issues of your blog. New follower from Wednesday Hop.

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  35. Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  36. oooh i especially love that clock! i love that you cut it to shape- it gives it such cool dimension. what a fantastic idea!

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