It’s coming right up – need a Mother’s Day gift idea?? Yesterday I showed ya a fun crafty flower project – today it’s real flowers! Love this Mother’s Day Vase. You know that I love love love cutting vinyl – it’s my favorite thing to cut with my Silhouette. I almost always get my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl (affiliate link, but I really love them – head over to stock up on vinyl, that’s what I do) – I think they have the best deal around. You can totally cut your own decal by hand with scissors if you keep it simple (like a heart or something) but today I have a quick tutorial on this 5 minute project using my Silhouette.
Mother’s Day Vase
Let’s jump right in. Since I’m aiming for a 5 minute project, I went ahead and picked a pre-designed shape instead of trying to make one of my own. I liked this #1 mom ribbon. I also this idea is great for a teacher appreciation gift, just make a teacher decal instead of a mom one. Back to the mom decal – it was a 2-color design, so it would cut in pieces as shown below, but I just layered it together and then peeled away the negative space so it’s monochromatic.
I love that this is the gift that keeps on giving – – the vinyl can be peeled off and the vase can be repurposed time and time again if you want. I grabbed the vase at the thrift store – it’s like a random vase mecca. I swear I donate my old vases I have no use for, then I go and buy them up again when I think of a project 😉
Next comes transfer tape – it goes on the top of your design and holds everything in place while you transfer it to your project. Well, my transfer tape is packed away, oops. So I rigged up some masking tape – not ideal, but it worked okay, so if you’re in a pinch, there’s an idea for ya.
Then move the design to the jar and rub the vinyl into place.
Then remove the transfer tape, er, masking tape, and voila! See, 5 minute project (love those!!)
I love how the negative space is the wording – so fun!! Not too overdone:
Then just pick some flowers (weeds??) from the yard and bam, gift ready for giving.