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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Slow Down Enjoy Life" Printable Vinyl Plaque

I have wanted to try inkjet vinyl for sometime now and finally decided to jump in and create a project with it.
I bought some inkjet printable vinyl from Expressions Vinyl but haven't done anything with it until now since I wasn't positive what I wanted to use it for but I am thrilled with how this came out. 

I was seriously a little nervousto use this, why I have no idea!!
This was so simple and I love that you can print ANYTHING on the vinyl!

Here's the how to:
-Inkjet printable vinyl
-Small wooden plaque

I started by cutting down my sheet of vinyl (it came as a 12x12) down to the size of a sheet of paper (8 1/2 x 11). I just used a sheet of computer printer paper as template and used my paper cutter to cut the vinyl.

After deciding what I wanted to print, I made sure to load the vinyl into my printer the proper way to it would print on the vinyl side. Printers are different so just pay attention how your paper loads through the printer when printing.
I printed this free printable that I found on another blog (Here is a link to the printable on Wishing Well Creations.)
The printable came as a 5x7 and I kept it that size so it would fit perfectly into the center of my plaque.

I then trimmed down my vinyl to fit inside the center of my plaque.
I also rounded the corners since the plaque is rounded in the inside portion.

I painted my plaque and let this dry.
I painted the border yellow to pop and then painted the inside white since the vinyl was white and I didn't know if you would be able to see the paint through the vinyl.

I dry fitted the vinyl in the center of the center of the plaque to make sure it fit perfectly.

I started by peeling the vinyl on one end and placed it down.
I slowly pulled it back pressing down as I went so it wouldn't mess up.

Here is a top view of placing the vinyl down.
Press out any air bubbles.

Here is it complete.
Again, make sure to smooth out any air bubbles so you don't see them.

I hung it up in the bottom portion of our fireplace and I love how it came out!

I have no idea why I was so nervous to use it when it is so easy and awesome!!
I have 2 more sheets of it and can't wait to use it again!



  1. Love this! So cute! I would love the printable if you are able to find the original source. Hope you have a great day!


    1. Hey Julia!
      I just updated the post with the link to the printable. Enjoy!!

  2. It looks lovely! What a lovely image too.


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