Don’t forget—the Silhouette sale is still available, with super holiday bundles and 40% off of accessories. Get the details in my post Silhouette America Black Friday Sale.
Meanwhile, I’m going to show you this pretty (temporary) Christmas Mirror project.
I love quick and easy Silhouette Vinyl projects. This project was pretty easy, especially since the image I used is a pre-designed image from the Silhouette online store.
I love that when I shop for images, the program lets me know if I already own an image, so I don’t repurchase it. You can see I purchased the image on the top right for only .99 cents!
Because I would be cutting this image on my Portrait, I divided the image into two separate images for two different cutting sessions. So as not to waste vinyl, I added some additional snowflakes to my design.
This is the Premium Silver vinyl I used in my Portrait.
I used my hook tool to weed the vinyl. Placing boxes or in this case circles around the snowflakes make them very easy to weed.
While weeding this image, I messed up the top word (the) and had to cut out another and patch it in with painter’s tape.
I placed the transfer paper onto my image, and the proceed to remove the slick backing paper. I find it works best to peel the backing away rather than trying to peel the vinyl away from the backing.
I eyeballed the image as I placed it on the mirror—oops, got it a little crooked. Did your mom ever say to you “do as I say, not as I do”? Here’s hoping you are a more patient crafter than I am.
I ended up cutting the word YEAR out again, and placing it straight.
This is after I redid the word YEAR. I love the addition of the extra snowflakes, and I appreciate the fact that designers work so hard to make these images for the online store. I could never design such fonts.
The nice thing about this kind of project is that it can totally be temporary. After Christmas the mirror can be put back to work doing what it’s meant to do. I can just remove the vinyl, and voila, I have a mirror. I love the look of the silver vinyl on the mirror with the black frame.
Don’t forget, you still have almost a week to take advantage of Silhouette’s Black Friday sale.
As of today, this is the only Christmas décor I have out…..with Christmas being right around the corner, I better get busy! Are you a Thanksgiving decorator, or a last minute throw it together kinda gal like me?
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