A Less Expensive Solution to Vinyl Decorating
Have you ever used vinyl in your Cricut or Silhouette die cut machine? The vinyl is quite expensive and although I love the projects people create, I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on vinyl – so I set out to see if I can come up with a better solution.
That solution is contact paper.
This is one project with the contact paper – my kids each have Kindle Fires to help meet their special needs educational growth. I bought heavy duty cases to protect them but unfortunately the cases are exactly the same – both black and we could never tell who’s is who’s without turning the Kindles on and waiting to see who it belongs to.
I bought black and white paisley contact paper and put it through the cricut. Nothing special to do – just put it on (with the paper on the back) the mat and run through the Cricut. I had a new blade so I put it on low pressure and put the blade on 3. It worked magnificently.
Before the vinyl (front and back of the cases):
And now after “personalizing” them with the contact paper cutouts:
No confusion now. And while I was at it I personalized my Kindle. I have the original Kindle and my case is a textured case. But the contact paper adhered just fine.