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Craft Room Organization: How to Create Vinyl Labels
Now that everything is basically closed, I've been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing in my house lately! I most recently reorganized my office (which is also my craft room space). If you've been using your Cricut for any amount of time, you'll start to realize you'll build up a good pile of scraps! While I don't like hoarding huge amounts of scraps, if I know I can use them in the future, I will hold onto them. As I was cleaning my office, I found these two boxes and decided to turn one into a scraps bin and one into a random bin for craft supplies. In this blog post, I'm going to show you how to apply vinyl onto the boxes. It's pretty simple and I actually used scrap vinyl for this project, so it's a win-win!
Step One: Apply your vinyl to a cutting mat. I'm using a LightGrip cutting mat but you could use a StandardGrip mat as well. Make sure it's applied well to the mat and then cut your vinyl with your Cricut.
Step Two: Weed your design with a weeder tool. You'll need to remove the excess vinyl from around the letters and also inside of the letters, like the "a" and "p".
Step Three: Apply transfer tape on top of the vinyl. I like to start at one end and carefully work my way down the design when applying the transfer tape. This will help to prevent any creases or air bubbles. Once it's applied use a scraper tool to burnish the top of the design and the back.
Step Four: Once your transfer tape has adhered well to your design, carefully remove the paper backing.
Step Five: Line up your vinyl/transfer tape on your box where you'd like to place it.
Step Six: Once you've landed on a spot you like, push down with your fingers and a scraper tool. Make sure it's completely adhered to your box.
Step Seven: Starting in a top corner, pull down at a 45 degree angle. I like to pull the transfer tape as close to the box as I can, as you can see in the photo.
Step Eight: Continue slowly removing the transfer tape. I also like to rock back and forth. Now you're finished!
That's all there is to it! And like I mentioned earlier, the best part about it is that I used scrap vinyl to make these bins. Happy making!