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Practical Uses for Cricut Vinyl

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Cricut Vinyl is not just for craft projects! Check out these fun, simple, and practical ways to use Cricut Vinyl all around your home!

Practical Uses for Cricut Vinyl - Kingston Crafts

I love vinyl. There. I’ve said it.

I didn’t always love vinyl…I thought it was a fun “specialty” item and used it for a few decorative projects here and there, but it wasn’t one of my go-to tools when working on home decor items or practical needs around the house.  That all changed when we moved to Kentucky this summer!

It started innocently enough when I kept confusing my recycling bin with my trash can in my studio. In just a few minutes (no kidding – it was less than five minutes from thinking about it to finishing it) I was able to find a recycling image in Cricut Design Space, cut it out of white vinyl, weed it and apply it to the can.

I know this will shock you – but I get a LOT of packages. 🙂 And the front porch of our new house doesn’t have a roof. You can see where I’m going with this. After losing a big box of patterned paper to a rainstorm {gaaaacckkkk} we bought a big storage box and set it on the front porch. Apparently that was too subtle – so one pair of leather boots (did you know that soaked leather smells a lot like wet dog? you’re welcome) later I got out my 12×24 Cricut mat and some cocoa vinyl and created this handy sign…again in just minutes!

Then I did a White Walls Wednesday feature of Wilow Leaf Inspired and saw a darling “hello” on her front door.  I mean – I just HAD to add that…right?

Gold Vinyl. GOLD. Sooooooooo good.

You know when you are trying to shoot some in-progress photos but you have two giant dogs who really really love you? Yup. Me too.

Then there is our kitchen.  It is…ummm…a challenge. Painting isn’t really an option and the colors are weird (coughcoughdon’tmatchcoughcough) and our options were limited but I wanted to do something – and this caught my eye on Pinterest. I grabbed a bunch of black vinyl and less than thirty minutes later I had a fun feature wall that manages to bring together all of the kitchen colors and capture a little bit of our personality at the same time.  I used the “insert shapes” feature in Cricut Design Space to create and size the circles and guys. It was SO EASY.

So get out your vinyl and get crafty – I can’t wait to see what you create!


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  1. I have used vinyl a few times but really haven’t had a lot of time or materials to learn how to use it. This prize pack would give me lots of fun materials to play with on my new Cricut!

  2. Love what you did with the vinyl Beth!! We also moved last year and I’m wanting to put up a few sayings on the wall, welcome on our back door and make some signs for Christmas presents. Thanks for the chance to win this!!

  3. I love using vinyl have not thought of it to leave permanent messages for delivery people or as graphic decor but I shall have to give it a try. Great inspiration.

  4. I have had a Cricket Expression for a long time, but had never tried vinyl, it scared me. Then along came the Explore and I saw how easy it was, so I pulled on my big girl panties and tried it, Instant LOVE!! It is so easy to customize gifts for family an friends. Thank you for the chance to win more vinyl to fuel my obsession.

  5. I’m a bit embarrassed to say I’ve had my Explore since the day they launched on HSN but have only recently begun getting over my fear of it. And vinyl – oh vinyl… Is there anywhere or anything that wouldn’t be better with a little vinyl? The cost can be a bit prohibitI’ve, but it’s so worth it when I can get it! A variety to play with would be an awesome opportunity! Thanks so much for the chance to win – and welcome to Kentucky!

  6. I have used vinyl a few times, mostly at Christmas. I made a design for a glass block and took an empty picture frame and put "JOY" with some poinsettia border around it on the glass. I label my kitchen storage containers with chalkboard vinyl and write the contents in white pen.

  7. Honestly I was a little nervous using the vinyl, but I absolutely love it now! I’ve made labels for everything in the kitchen with the chalkboard vinyl and it has been so great with organization. With Christmas coming up I’ve been using it like crazy! I put reindeer on coffee mugs (check out my Instagram! @leahkareen 😀) and made the cutest decorations for a hot chocolate bar! It has made everything look so great! There are so many more projects that I can’t wait to try!! Merry Christmas!

  8. I have never used vinyl!
    Sure would like to try it!

  9. Wonderful uses with the
    vinyl. I like to use it, just
    need to have more to
    Carla from Utah

  10. What fun…just have to hold mouth sideways to get the project on wall straight.

  11. Winning this would have me starting on using vinyl with my Cricut in no time……thanks for the chance to win……and oops…..not sure if this contest is for your Canadian friends too. 🙂

    1. it is! hi Ineke! 🙂

  12. Never used vinyl but would love to go crazy with some!!!

  13. I have never used vinyl but have seen what a co-worker has done with it and it’s awesome. Getting s sample set to colors will be an awesome way to experiment.

  14. Hi. I absolutely love vinyl. I’ve used it for quotes on my walls, love to use it for wording in a card (If I’m not using a pen). It’s so easy. I actually bought my sister some vinyl for Christmas this year to get her hooked as well! (oops, hopefully she’s not reading this 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your designs. It’s great to see new creative ways to use it.

  15. What great pictures!

  16. I love vinyl quotes and have them in most rooms in my house. This is a great giveaway, Beth! Thanks!

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