You Are My Sunshine Board tutorial

My Thrift Store Find for this week started out pretty boring.  I found a wood boards that looked like it was supposed to be the front of a drawer. I bought it for $1.00  A friend gave me a few pieces of vinyl and I decided to use one on my board. Read on to see how it turned out.


Here are my supplies.
I painted two coast of Apple Barrel White gloss paint onto the board.  Then it was time to peel the backing off the vinyl.  I didn't have a lot of luck trying, so my husband (who used to work with signs and banners) helped me out. The trick is the angle that you hold the backing as you peel it off the vinyl tape.
After I placed the vinyl onto the board, it was time to remove the tape covering. I pulled back the tape. You need to make sure you are careful when you are working with the small items like the dots.
 I ended up with this super cute board!  
Now I'm not so scared of working with vinyl.  I'm looking forward to using my Cricut Explore machine for some fun projects soon with vinyl.

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  1. I want a Cricut or Silhouette. My mom used to sing this to my little sister :) Fun repurposing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Vanessa. The Cricut is fun to use. I've heard that Silhouette's have more free items than Cricut offers.

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  2. This is so cute! I got a cameo for Christmas and I love playing with it.

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  3. I love this! You Are My Sunshine is my Aunt's and my song. I'll have to share this with her. Super adorable. <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather. =)

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  4. Ooh! Pinning! I have a Cricut I've been afraid to use!! lol

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    1. I know what you mean Rosemond! But why be afraid a a little machine? I've used mine a few times now...but still not for vinyl. =)

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  5. Your sign turned out great! Love getting something for next to nothing or free and turning it in something beautiful like your sign.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Those are my favorite projects too. I'm glad you stopped by.

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  6. Fun! One of the first crafts I made with my Silhouette was a No Soliciting sign for our front door using vinyl and a similar board I found at Goodwill :) Your sign looks great!

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    1. Thanks Marlynn! I love finding boards for a great deal at the thrift store. They can be used for so many different projects!

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