Vinyl Can Be Your New Crafty Best Friend
When you think of vinyl, do you think of fake leather couches or vinyl records? If you are a crafter, you most likely have used this crafty material in a variety of projects. Vinyl is all the rage in home décor projects for wall lettering. It is an ideal medium because of the ease and convenience over stenciling, and the lettering is removable without harming walls. The biggest advantage to vinyl designs or lettering, is that it can be put almost anywhere like doors, windows, mirrors, and hard-surfaced furniture. Vinyl comes in many different colors, styles, and finishes, including a chalkboard finish.
So vinyl crafting is popular in home décor, but did you know how popular it is in paper crafting? So go beyond your walls, and don’t be afraid to add vinyl to your crafts. Vinyl easily adheres to picture frames or journals. Decorate gift boxes or baskets with vinyl. Vinyl works on canvases and can make great wall hangings. Because vinyl can come with a self-adhesive backing, you won’t even need glue! Vinyl is a favorite with crafters, because it also cuts “like butter” with a sharp X-ACTO knife or scissors.
For the fashion minded, vinyl sheets can be found with a heat-transfer backing to adhere to fabric and be sturdy enough to go through a washer and dryer. This opens up so many possibilities for t-shirt crafting designs, customizing pillows, aprons, etc.
The 70’s may have been the era of listening to music on vinyl records, but in the crafty world, it looks like vinyl is making sweet music and is here to stay.