Thursday, July 14, 2016

DIY It - Neon Typography Bud Vase

Okay. I have a confession to make. I love neon colors! It likely started when I was around 8 years old in the early 90's. Neon was in and I was all about that bright color. Heck, I used to wear a neon orange and neon pink sock (layered so both colors showed) on one foot and a neon yellow and neon green sock on the other foot so that I could fully represent all the neon colors at one time. What can I say, I was a mini fashionista. Ha!

Well, I may have gotten older, but my love of neon colors is still going strong. The only difference now is that I use the colors in my home decor and crafts instead of on my outfits. Don't believe in the power of neon colors? Then read on so that I can convince you of their awesomeness. Especially when in bud vase form and paired with a hint of gold!


DIY your own neon and gold bud vases - flower vases using adhesive vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo - Easy home decor - diy decor - typography bud vase - gold vinyl - neon home decor

DIY your own neon and gold bud vases - flower vases using adhesive vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo - Easy home decor - diy decor - typography bud vase - gold vinyl - neon home decor

See what I mean? So cute! I made these fun vases using neon vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo to create a vinyl wrap complete with fun word cut outs like #buds and grow up. Follow along below for the full tutorial.
The Supplies:
  • Neon adhesive vinyl
  • Silhouette Gold Foil Vinyl
  • Vinyl transfer tape
  • Silhouette machine and Silhouette Studio
  • Plain cylindrical glasses (you want to make sure that there is no taper in the glass or else the vinyl won't wrap correctly)
Begin by measuring the diameter of your glasses. Mine were 7.5", so I created a 7.5" by 3" rectangle in the Silhouette Studio software. Pick out the word or phrase you want for my vase as well as the font and type it and center it in the middle of the rectangle towards the bottom. You want to make sure that the words will be able to be seen on the glass and not wrap too far around each side, so measure the length of the front of your glass and size the words to this measurement. Now it is time to load and cut your vinyl.


After weeding you should have something a little like this:


You can also use your machine to cut 1/2" by 7.5" (or whatever you glasses diameter is) strips of the gold vinyl.

Now comes the difficult part. I tried using transfer tape to move the vinyl onto the glass as well as just lifting the whole vinyl piece up and attaching it without using the transfer tape and the transfer tape is definitely the way to go. So, adhere a piece of transfer tape to your vinyl piece and remove from the paper backing. Start on one edge and slowly wrap your glass with the vinyl smoothing out any air bubbles as you go. Once fully wrapped, gently remove the transfer tape. The final step is to peel off your gold vinyl and wrap it around the top edge to give it a finished look.

Repeat with your other glasses. You can use any phrase you think of to personalize the glasses. Some of my favorites are #flowers, best buds, grow, petals, and #boss. Or you can use the same method to cut your vinyl rectangle without words and just add a few cutout gold vinyl details instead like triangles or polka dots.

DIY your own neon and gold bud vases - flower vases using adhesive vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo - Easy home decor - diy decor - typography bud vase - gold vinyl - neon home decor


DIY your own neon and gold bud vases - flower vases using adhesive vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo - Easy home decor - diy decor - typography bud vase - gold vinyl - neon home decor

Have I convinced you of the awesomeness of neon yet? What phrase do you think would be fun for a bud vase? Now it's time to find more ways to incorporate neon into my life!

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

DIY your own neon and gold bud vases - flower vases using adhesive vinyl and the Silhouette Cameo - Easy home decor - diy decor - typography bud vase - gold vinyl - neon home decor

1 comment :

  1. Love these vases so much - what a great Silhouette project to try! I've been terrified of using vinyl, but I may suck it up and try this one!

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