I've been working away this weekend getting some vinyl projects done and here they are:
1. Vinyl Mirror
A while back I saw a cute idea on Lesson Plan SOS where the kids got to look at them selves while they sharpened their pencils. Cute! My kids don't sharpen pencils, but they do switch their pencils for sharp ones, so I thought it would be fun for them to see this mirror when they go get a new pencil. When I thought of this, I thought it would be cute to have the mustache in the middle so that it would look like they have a mustache. My husband and I kept looking at ourselves in the mirror today with our new mustaches! Of course I couldn't think of a good phrase while I was cutting this out, but thought of a bunch after I had already placed the vinyl on the glass.
2. Personalized Water Bottle
I picked up this new water bottle from the Container Store this weekend and couldn't wait to personalize it! It was going to say Mrs. Sheehan, but I learned quickly (after the mirror) not to work with tiny print, so I went with my last name only.
3. Reminders Board
This one is my favorite! I got the dry erase board from Walmart for about $3 and then cut out the word Reminders with my Cricut. This board is going to be placed on my door so that I can't forget important stuff at the end of the day. I don't know how many times I forget to call a parent back, or that a student is supposed to be picked up instead of going home on the bus! This is going to be a life saver. I love that it's magnetic so I can write on it and attach notes. I had to use my magnetic flowers that I made a few weeks ago!
Notes on Vinyl:
-The vinyl I used is from Joann's.
-I cut the vinyl with my Cricut.
-Plan on messing up. It's going to happen and there is no avoiding it.
-Buy CLEAR transfer material with gridlines, it's worth it! My opaque material was very hard to work with because I couldn't place it exactly where I wanted it since I couldn't see through it.
-Cut one time only. I tried cutting twice and the vinyl lifted during the second cut.
-Using text smaller than 1 inch is especially tricky.
-Don't be like me, look up a tutorial before doing it. I went in blindly and I was trying to figure everything out as I went along. I'm sure it would have been much easier if I had seen someone do it and explain how to do it.
I was hoping to get a couple more things done, but they will have to wait till next week. Now head over to 4th Grade Frolics and check out everyone's projects for Monday Made It!