Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DIY It - Neon Sign Napkins

One of my absolute favorite past times (aside from making awesome things) is to check out the interior design and decor of new restaurants and bars. I love the modern esthetic of these trendy new spaces with their gold hardware, modern lighting, and amazing tile. One trend that I keep seeing pop up everywhere is the modern take on neon signage with fun sayings like "endless summer" and "enjoy life, eat cake".  While I have yet to get a neon sign of my own for my house, I decided I needed to bring the trend home with these DIY neon sign napkins using a few colors of heat transfer vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo.

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

I took a few of my favorite neon sign phrases and added in a few of my own to create these colorful napkins. Follow along for the simple tutorial (and Silhouette cut files) to how to make your own neon sign napkins for your next brunch or party.

The Supplies:
DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

Begin by cutting out your vinyl neon sign words using your Silhouette Cameo and the cut files that I provided above. Be sure that you are cutting on the back of your heat transfer vinyl and that the image is mirrored so when you iron it on your napkins it is facing the correct way.

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

Once your words have been cut, weed out the negative space using a pair of tweezers or a weeding tool so that you are left with just the lettering.

Place your vinyl on your napkins however you choose, cover with the Teflon paper, and iron with a heat press or iron (on the cotton setting) with heavy pressure for 20-30 seconds. Let cool and peel away the backing plastic. Replace the Teflon paper over the lettering and iron again for another 10-15 seconds to set the vinyl.

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

Repeat as many times as you wish to create a whole set of napkins. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love these napkins! The colors are perfect and all the typography just makes me smile! They are the perfect way to get in on the neon sign trend with out the big investment.

Special thanks to Silhouette for sponsoring this post and providing me with a Silhouette Cameo. All opinions, ideas, and craftabilties are my own.

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

DIY Neon Sign Napkins using HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) and the Silhouette Cameo complete with free cut files - perfect for brunch or a dinner party - DIY Home decor colorful cloth napkins

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