I made this one as a test to see how difficult it would be for me. Working with the vinyl is a little challenging, but with more practice it will be easy. This tumbler is from the Dollar Tree. I bought the Oracal vinyl on ebay last year, but I'm just now getting around to using it. I went ahead and ordered a case of the tumblers from Dollar Tree direct, so I wouldn't have a problem getting the number I needed. Popular items can be hard to locate there, when you really want them! These should be super cute and I'm sure the "giftees" will really enjoy them!
I watched a YouTube video made by Christopher Alan Designs on how to apply the vinyl. Very helpful presentation. I already had some clear transfer tape from my very first attempt at vinyl several years ago, but when I came across the Magic Cover clear contact paper he talks about, I bought 10 rolls! (at the Dollar Tree of course!)
For another project, I wanted to get more use from my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio tools. (I have acquired several of the shapes) They were having a sale on Joann.com for the charms that go with the various shape studio tools.
So, I bought some to go with my tools. But...I wasn't sure what to do with them. On another shopping trip to Michaels, I came across some bracelets that were only $2.49 each on sale. They are made with the stretchy cord and had at least one dangle hanging off of them. Light-bulb! Take off the dangle they had and replace it with a charm! Here is one of the bracelets I changed.
I also found some packages of heart charms and word charms that I added to this one. I like the way it turned out and for such a budget price! (less than $5.00)
Another project I did recently (sorry I forgot to take pictures of it) for a guy was to take some pictures of a mutual relative (it was for the other grandfather) and make little "tool box" magnets from the epoxy shapes. I also made the My Day with Dad toolbox to put them in. I did change the tag from dad to the recipients name. Another personal project that packs a big punch for such a budget price!
Just wanted to share these few easy, budget friendly projects to show that it doesn't cost a lot to show someone you care. Just a little bit of your time to make it special!
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