A little post about Keyboard Vinyl Letter Stickers, but first some pretty pictures…
I pinned this beautiful keyboard from Her New Leaf:
She got her inspiration from MiniFanFan – also super cute:
But in both those examples they used washi tape which was see-through enough to let the letters on the keys see through. And let’s look at why I would pin pretty keyboard pictures to begin with – my lame keyboard looks like this:
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind too much the missing letters – it boosts my ego and pride of my expert typing ability. But then there’s this little gal, who wanted to start a blog:
I opened a word document and now she can write stories and import pictures and enjoy the world of blogging in a pre-blogging way. So she’s all “where’s A?” and I’m all, “just look on the keyboard, it’s there” – until then I didn’t even realize the letters were rubbing off.
But she kind of caught on to the missing letters, although I think it slows her down. So I forgot about them again – until my parents spent time at our house to watch the kids while we were basking the Hawaiian Sun and my dad wondered “how can you type on that keyboard – it’s missing letters!” – I told him he’s supposed to just know where they’re at.
But then a few days later, when I’d think of any excuse to do something besides what I should be doing (cleaning, laundry, painting cabinet doors….) I ran down and printed a quick alphabet out of vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo. And bam, fixed.
You saw the before – – here’s the big “AFTER” reveal – –
Super awesome, I know. Not near as cute as those washi tape ones though – – if anyone makes one of those, I want to see pictures!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
Oh, the washi tape ones are adorable but not super functional for someone learning to type well. Love your solution.
Tonia L says
How cool! Can you feel the letters when you type? The washi tape ones are super cute but would probably wear off with all of the typing I do…LOL!
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says
oh that’s a great idea. I like yours a tad better, because it’s simple. I love the others because they are cute, but I wouldn’t want to use them like that! 🙂
Kassi Mortensen says
That’s a cool idea! I could definitely use that at work where things are pretty much blah… Not sure I could get away with it… But I think it’s work a try! haha. Changing things around I see.. I likes!
Oh I just love those!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
Hmmm…not sure I know what washi tape is, but I like yours and theirs!!
Pauline Aoki says
How did you take the rest of the letters off your keyboard? I have a Cricut Explore Air 2 and my work keyboard has some letters worn off and coming off and I was wanting to print out new letters for it.