DIY Big Game Project Idea: How to Apply Glitter Adhesive Vinyl on an Aluminum Pretzel Tin

DIY Big Game Project Idea: How to Apply Glitter Adhesive Vinyl on an Aluminum Pretzel Tin

Hi friends! Elise here from Polka Dotted Blue Jay. My nephews love football and spend their Sunday afternoons watching the games. I love to serve themed snacks and today I am sharing tips to make a football field on an aluminum treat tin, using my Silhouette Cameo. This tin is perfect for serving chocolate dipped pretzels for The Big Game, or Sunday football gatherings. Follow this step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to apply Craftables Glitter Adhesive Vinyl on an aluminum pretzel tin.

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Care: Spot clean with a damp paper towel if needed.

 Supplies 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 design from the Silhouette Design Store and then open your word art in Silhouette Studio. Click File>Library>Downloaded Designs>Select your downloaded file.

Step 4: Remove the bottom rectangle by clicking on it and hitting delete.

Step 5: Highlight the design, right click, and select “weld” to group all the elements together.

Step 6: Measure your treat tin and re-size your design to the correct space on your 12x12 template.

Step 7: Attach your Craftables Glitter Adhesive Vinyl to the cutting mat, color side up, and load into your machine.

Step 8: Follow the prompts in the Design Studio to adjust your blade (if using a ratchet blade) for Glitter Adhesive Vinyl and double check to make sure your design has been selected to cut. Tip: Reference your Craftables insert to see what setting you should use. For this Glitter Adhesive Vinyl I used the “glossy” setting.

Step 9: Select “Send” to start cutting.

Step 10: 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. Note: Even though I went slow and weeded carefully, I still lost a couple of my yard lines in the weeding process.

Step 3: Cut out extra yard lines to add back to your design. See the Gift Idea: Adhesive Vinyl on a Ceramic Mixing Bowl post to see how to ungroup and only cut a part of a design.

Creating Your Football Field Treat Tin:

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 treat tin.

Step 5: Use the scraping tool to smooth the design onto the treat tin.

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 treat tin.

Once you've applied your decal, you can add in the missing yard lines with your weeding hook.

Fill your treat tin with some chocolate-dipped pretzels, popcorn, or another favorite football snack. This football field tin is such a simple way to decorate for a football party! Step your party up a notch and make some football themed balloons, like the ones in our New Year's Eve Party DIY: How to Apply Adhesive Vinyl on Balloons post. When your party is over you can use it to store memorabilia like photos and tickets from games you've attended.

We hope you're taking some time this football season to get together with family and friends to enjoy some yummy snacks and some vinyl crafting fun.

About the Author

Elise Laney

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!