Hi friends! Elise here from Polka Dotted Blue Jay. I have lived in California my whole life, but I am a southern girl at heart. I love a pretty monogram and they are my favorite way to customize gifts for my friends. It took me a while to figure out how to make a monogram without the cutting through the overlapping letters. Today, I am going to show you my trick, in this step-by-step tutorial on how to apply Glitter Adhesive Vinyl on a ceramic jewelry dish, using a Silhouette Cameo.
DIY Gift Tutorial: How to Apply Glitter Adhesive Vinyl on a Ceramic Jewelry Dish
Estimated Time: 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Care: Hand wash if needed.
Creating Your Design:
Step 1: Open up your Silhouette Studio®.
Step 2: Select the Page Setup Window and adjust your cutting mat size to 12x12 (or the sized mat you are using).
Step 3: Download your font from the Silhouette Design Store and then open your word art in Silhouette Studio. Click File>Library>Fonts>Select your downloaded font.
Step 4: Start typing on your digital cutting mat. This particular font requires keystrokes to get the letters in the correct order. Lowercase “t”, <shift> “W”, lowercase “m”.
Tip: this type of monogram is first, last, middle name.
Step 5: Click and select the whole design, right click, and select group.
Step 6: Right click your monogram and select “weld” and watch the overlapping cut lines disappear.
Step 7: Measure your dish and re-size your design to the correct space on your 12x12 template – be sure to move the design as a group so it keeps everything lined up. You can do this by clicking and dragging to cover the whole design and then moving as one piece.
Step 8: Attach your Craftables Glitter Adhesive Vinyl to the cutting mat, color side up, and load into your machine.
Step 9: Follow the prompts in the Design Studio to adjust your blade (if using a ratchet blade) for your vinyl and double check to make sure your design has been selected to cut. Reference your Craftables insert to see what setting you should use. For this Glitter Adhesive Vinyl, I used the “glossy” setting.
Step 10: Select “Send” to start cutting.
Step 11: Select “Unload” when your machine has finished cutting your design to remove the cutting mat from the machine.
Preparing Your Design:
Step 1: Remove your sheets of Glitter Adhesive Vinyl from the cutting mat – go slow so it doesn’t curl up.
Step 2: Use your fingers or a wedding tool to remove the excess vinyl. Be sure to leave your design on the backing sheet.
Creating Your Monogrammed Jewelry Dish:
Step 1: Place a piece of transfer tape over your design.
Step 2: Use the scraping tool to make sure the design adheres to the transfer tape.
Step 3: Gently pull transfer tape up and make sure the entire design lifts with it.
Step 4: Place your design on your ceramic dish.
Step 5: Use the scraping tool to smooth the design onto the dish.
Step 6: Slowly remove the transfer tape. Tip: pull from a corner and not the side to make sure each part of the design transfers completely to your dish.
I love that this simple DIY Glitter Adhesive Vinyl jewelry dish can be the perfect gift for so many different people, and used for different items. You can fill it with jewelry, office supplies, or any other small trinkets. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my recent post, Gift Idea: Adhesive Vinyl on a Ceramic Mixing Bowl, or blogger Kayla's post, DIY Christmas Gift Idea: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on a Glass Cookie Jar.
About the Author
I am Elise from Polka Dotted Blue Jay – a blog full of crafts, party inspiration, and desserts covered in sprinkles. I live in sunny southern California with my husband, our baby boy, and our two fluffy cats. My Grandmother ignited my creative spark as a little girl and I loved getting to visit her and work on whatever craft project she had dreamt up. I am a legal accounting clerk by day (hilarious because I am terrible at math) and a crafting tornado by night. Sometimes all a woman needs is some craft glue and glitter to find balance in daily life. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the Craftables team and can’t wait to get crafty with you!