Thursday, July 29, 2010

Make Your Own Vinyl Decals

                              While we are on vacation, I'm going to rerun a few old posts. 
The Sewing Calendar giveaway will be open all week.
(Mar. 2009)

I love this so much that Craig should be jealous! Ever since I saw this on Rate My Space back in November, I have wanted to do it on my front door.

I was a little too afraid to paint it, just in case I made a mistake or ever decided to remove it. Then houses around the neighborhood started popping up with “Welcome” on the doors in vinyl lettering, so I looked into buying the numbers online. It wasn’t too expensive, but I never got around to ordering.

Then last night I stumbled on this. Brilliant! Contact paper! Today I printed out my numbers, using Times New Roman. I resized the ‘No.’ to 200 and the numbers to 375.

I then taped the printed paper to the front of white contact paper, which I already had. Using a Xacto knife, I carefully cut around the printouts. Technically, I used a box cutter because I couldn’t find my Xacto, so it was a little more difficult than it needed to be.


Then I positioned them on the door. It might have been helpful to measure and mark the spacing, but I didn’t. Fortunately, they were easily repositionable.


Now I need to check the HOA rules to see if I can remove the original numbers from the post, which the builder put on crooked anyway. (7/10--still haven't done that)



Maillardville Manor said...

Fantastic! I love it!

Brooke said...

Very Cute! It looks great. I never thought about using contact paper. Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try this.

Mary Joy said...

Oh wow! I am going to have to try that! I never thought of using contact paper...hmmmmm now I must find something to vinyl....thanks for the post!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I still need to try this!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I've done that before with the contact paper, but I wasn't so hot at cutting it out. I might need to try it again. Yours turned out so good!! You must have a steadier hand and a lot more patience than I do!

Libbyloulou said...

Can you explain what contact paper is?

I don't think you really need to remove the numbers from the post, unless of course you find them distracting. I think it looks fine.
The door looks amazing!