Update your craft room cabinet or walls with removable vinyl decals. It is so easy to do and can have such a huge impact! Today I’ll show how I transformed my Large Craft Cabinet using removable vinyl.
Using removable vinyl decals or stickers as some may call them, is a very quick and easy way to make an impact on any decor in any room. Also, think not just walls or furniture, think appliances, seasonal decor. Oh my, the list can be endless!
I love the fact that removable vinyl means just that! You can remove it easily whenever you like. It also works great for renters who are not able to make any decor changes.
It’s fun too as you are not committed to any rules here. Put it up and if you don’t like it, change it or remove it!
WHAT IS REMOVABLE VINYL?
Removable vinyl has a slight adhesive, meaning it’s not meant to stay on any surface permanently. I have seen it advised that it can be cleanly and easily removed for up to 2 years. Bonus Tip: Sometimes, we may move into a place and not know what kind of vinyl was used. If you find the removable vinyl difficult to remove, it helps to heat it up a little with a heat gun or a blow dryer.
It is great for wall decals, wall stickers, stencils, mirrors, indoor signs, and a pop of color if you will! Honestly, there are so many places you can stick it, I simply can’t list them all here.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY BY MAKING YOUR OWN REMOVABLE VINYL DECALS
Oh My! Have you seen the prices of commercially produced vinyl decals for stickers? I’ve noticed they have quite the markup on their prices especially considering we can use the very SAME materials they are using!
I looked online at a reputable wallpaper business and they wanted $57 for 30 removable dots! Yikes! I used Cricut’s new Smart Material and bought the removable kind. Depending on what kind of sale they are having, a single roll goes for just under $5 for 3 ft. and $24 for 21 ft.
Once I was done with my project, I had a ton of vinyl leftover for more fun projects. Win-Win!
Now, granted there is always going to be a time and a place where convenience is appreciated or needed. But if you are looking to save money, it’s quite an easy project to make your own removable vinyl decals or stickers.
One tip is to wait until removable vinyl comes on sale. You can have your design planned and the amount of removable vinyl estimated so when it comes on sale, you can buy it.
HOW TO MAKE REMOVABLE VINYL DECALS
I made a sponsored video for Cricut showing how I used my Cricut Maker 3 and their Smart Removable Vinyl to decorate my large craft cabinet. You can see that video just below. If you prefer the instructions here, skip to just below the video.
VIDEO: DIY CRAFT ROOM DECOR WITH A CRICUT MAKER 3
SUPPLIES FOR REMOVABLE VINYL DECALS OR STICKERS
- Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explorer 3 (you can use a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explorer Air 2 but you won’t be able to use the Smart Material and load “without” a mat).
- Removable Smart Vinyl
- Removable Vinyl Regular (If you are using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explorer)
- Cricut Basic Tool Set
STEP 1: DESIGN
If you are an Access Subscriber you can use my Design Space File Link
Otherwise, you can design circles in 3 different sizes and group them together in the colors your prefer
Here is my design on Design Space Canvas prior to cutting
When done designing, click on “Make It”
STEP 2: CUT REMOVABLE VINYL
If you are using the Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Explorer 3 and Smart Removable Vinyl you will not be using a Cricut Mat. Simply load your Smart Vinyl and press Go
If you are using the regular Cricut Maker or a Cricut Explorer Air 2 you will need to place your removable vinyl onto a Blue or Green Cricut Mat then press Load then Go.
With either machine proceed with all colors.
STEP 3: WEED REMOVABLE VINYL
Just a note that I found the Smart Removable Vinyl extremely easy to weed this specific design. Good to know!
Use a weeding tool to pull back slightly on the top corner of the vinyl. Just enough for you to be able to only grab the vinyl (not the backing)
Then start pulling back the removable vinyl keeping the vinyl almost horizontal as I found it weeded the easiest at this angle. You can see the angle in the photo below.
Since this design is so simple and small in size, you really do not need to use any transfer paper to transfer your vinyl onto your cabinet. If the design you chose is more detailed or intricate you may want to use transfer tape.
STEP 4: APPLY REMOVABLE VINYL DECALS TO CRAFT CABINET
Now the fun part! Well, I think it’s all fun, but now you get to see your design come to life.
Simply peel off one confetti dot decal at a time and place it on your cabinet. You can choose any pattern or no pattern at all to match your design preference.
STEP 5: ADMIRE YOUR CRAFT CABINET OR CREATION
I had added some functional whiteboards to the top half of my craft cabinet prior to adding the confetti dots.
I needed these for my Business Purposes, but I could easily see this would have been helpful to me even before I started my Business.
It’s a great place to doodle inspirations, track special dates coming that you may want to craft for ETC. I absolutely LOVE my whiteboards! They also each came with a magnetic black pen with an eraser on it and 2 magnets.
In case you want to know, I adhered the whiteboards onto my large craft cabinet with this AH-mazing tape.
The last thing I added was some permanent vinyl to make the calendar. I simply use my whiteboard pens to fill in the dates each month. Then I made some adorable magnet stickers for each month using these magnetic sheets that you can use to print then cut inside of Design Space. The Cricut cut them out like butter!
I am so excited to show you what you can do with a big plain white cabinet. It was so fun to make it functional and inspiring to look at. I literally come into my office and smile.
Please always feel free to ask any questions or even leave a helpful tip I may have forgotten or did not think to include in this post! You can leave a comment or question below or on my YouTube channel.
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