Hey guys its Amber here from Life, Love, Green again stopping by to share with you two quick projects for your busy summer. First off a quick but elegant touch to a mirror that could easily be anything you want, secondly an easily personalized medal display for all of your summer activities.
Lets start with my ‘new’ mirror. Really quite simple using the frosted vinyl with any decal you want, think monograms, names, butterflies, flowers on and on the options go but for our mirror I just chose a simple swirl decal. The key to working with frosted vinyl is know which way is up its pretty easy really. Take a good look at it, you will notice there are some words on the background. Look for those words if they are backwards then the vinyl is facing up, if they are the right way your looking at the backing. Simple as that.
Then its a simple cut out of the shape, then a trim down of the whole thing. First I peel off the extra vinyl then cover the whole thing with the transfer tape. Then trim it down as close as possible to the decal.
Next find where you want it on the mirror, a little measuring never hurt and mark it out with dry erase markers. Lastly peel it off the backing and place it on the mirror, rub from the center out to the edge and there you have it.
Next was my awards display, I’ve gotten in to running lately and with that comes some very fun finishers medals. I was displaying them on our piano but that just wasn’t a good fit. I decided to make a little something to hang them on in my office. I simply picked up a small curtain rod and piece of oak from my local Menards and got to work. After deciding what I wanted it to say I simply cut it out with my Cricut. I decided to use two different kinds of vinyl for my phrase the normal Lime/Tree Green and the Polka Dot Lime/Tree Green. Since I was using my Cricut to save time I was able to cut the plane vinyl for the top line and the patterned vinyl on the bottom and then cut it all at once.
After centering the phrase on the board I attached the curtain rod and that was it. Quick, simple, done.