4/06/2011

{Tutorial} Vinyl Design Salad Bowl

This is a project that can be done in less than an hour and for under $10.  It can be customized over and over for various people and events.

For my brother Andrew and new SIL Whitney's wedding gift (that they got a month and a half late) I gave them a customizable vinyl design salad bowl with their last name on it.
 Supplies for this particular bowl
1 Porcelain Salad Bowl {Walmart- $7.00}
1 ft each Green and Brown Vinyl {Roberts 2fer Tuesday Special- $1.50}
Cricut Cartridges {George Basic Shapes & Lyrical Letters}
Cricut Cutter and Cutting Mat

I used Joy four times, evenly spaced around the bowl in four different fonts... all from the Lyrical Letters cartridge- all 1 1/2 inches tall.
The green flowers were from the Lyrical Letters cartridge 1 inch to 3 1/2 inches tall
The brown flowers were from the George cartridge 2 inches to 2 1/2 inches tall

Directions
Clean and completely dry the bowl
Cut out various items
Carefully place them on the bowl and then burnish them (rub them) with a popsicle stick to make sure the vinyl adheres.  Note~ I just used the back of my fingernail, and it worked fine.
Fill bowl with crinkle gift bag filler, Salad Tongs, and Salad Dressing
Wrap in cellophane and tie with coordinating ribbon (Forgot to do this:)

Side Note~ If you use images or letters that are thinner, like spider legs at Halloween... there will be less surface area, therefore they will not adhere as well as the flowers did.  I had to re-cut some of the letters so that they would stick to the bowl properly.

To Clean
Lightly wash after each use.  When the vinyl starts to come off, throw away and replace as needed.

Customization Ideas
Easter Eggs and Bunnies for the Spring Easter Egg  Hunt...
Fireworks and Flags for July...
Beach Balls and Sunglasses for the Summer Swim Party...
Fall Leaves and Apples for the "I am glad you are my new teacher" gift...
A Ghostly Graveyard for the neighborhood Trunk or Treat...
Candy Canes and Gingerbread Men for the Holiday Neighbor gift...
Snowflakes and Icicles for the Winter Sledding Party...
The options really are endless!







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