Sweet Land of Liberty Sign #makeitmonday

Hi everyone!  I’m Valerie, and my sister Laura and I blog over at Occasionally Crafty.  We are a craft/DIY blog where you can find everything from room makeovers, party ideas, seasonal and home decor to printables, and even some of our favorite recipes!  You can also find us on Instagram and by clicking on the links below:
I originally made this project soon after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  I’m grateful to live in a country where such things are NOT common.  When they do happen, we pull together as a country in support of each other– at least for a little while :). It makes me feel all patriotic!    This Vinyl Liberty sign is perfect to display for the 4th of July, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, and any other time you need a patriotic project!
I used Silhoutte’s Premium Vinyl in Navy Blue, along with some red I had in my stash, for this project.  I love the premium vinyl- it adheres so well to whatever project I’m using.

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial:

1.  If desired paint your frame.  I loved the distressed look of this frame.  The tan one cost $9.99, and the white cost $19.99 (same brand, size, etc).  What?!?  So, I bought the tan and added some white paint, rubbed on with a paper towel, then sanded smooth.  That’s an easy $10 savings!  (Plus I used a 40% off coupon to save even more.)
2.  Cut your vinyl.   You can download the .studio file here if you so choose 🙂
2.  Weed the excess vinyl, then apply your transfer tape and place your vinyl on the glass of the frame.  Be careful– I HAVE broken glass this way.
3.  Scrape it firmly to adhere to your surface.  Then remove transfer tape, leaving the vinyl behind.  Don’t mind the green folder- I just put it there so you could see the design on the glass.
4.  If you are layering two colors like me, just keep your transfer tape trimmed tight to the shape so you don’t have to deal with unnecessary sticking.
5.  Put the glass back into your frame and place a white piece of paper behind it.  Replace the frame backing and that’s it– easy peasy!  Laura thinks this is minimalist but I kind of like it that way.  Feel free to embellish however you’d like.
If you don’t want to make this in vinyl, you can download it as a free printable.  Right click the image to open it in a new tab or window and save it to your computer.  Or click here to download the file.
Thanks so much, Diana, for the opportunity to guest over here on your blog!  Have a wonderful summer!




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