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vinyl scraps.

this project isn’t a project…it’s what you do AFTER you have finished your project!!!!

i’m a hoarder saver
and so when i get done with a vinyl project..i keep the scraps…
and they start to pile up.
so i love when i think of projects that will use up some of my gigantic pile.
and when i say gigantic….i mean like huge. like really huge.
i had some blocks…

and i was cutting these out for my family home evening blocks…and there was so much wasted space…so i just threw in a polka dot here and there where it would fit.

and just painted the block..

..

and added the polka dots. super easy peasy!

the next one is my stapler. i grabbed it the other day and thought it was super boring…

and i just freehanded cutting out some flowers to make it all purttty.

(and then i decorated the one at church with some zebra strips..

my husband was looking for the stapler and said he couldn’t find it…i said it’s right in that drawer. when he finally found it he said, “oh, i forgot who i was living with and didn’t realize it was bedazzled”

next up is my husband’s flashlight…
i just added some stripes..(he wanted nothing cute) but now when we go camping with our family we know right up who’s flashlight is who….

i mean look how easy…no silhouette or cricut needed…
small scrap…

 punch..

 add some holes..

 add it to a button jar!!!!

here’s the family home evening blocks….this is a great scrap buster…i did each word a different color to use up my pile

this laptop decal was another one that used just a few pieces

i added strips of black vinyl and colored polka dots to a piece a wood for my growth chart

you can also add a little personalization to just about anything….

i just added a little vinyl to my dog food container…

and i made a new altoid tin (but it wasn’t altoid…it was a camel something (?) that my husband spotted at work and asked to have the tin when the guy was done (he is so becoming a crafter and he doesn’t even know it.)  to hold my husbands headphones

and you can add a little personalization to your phones!
anything really!
another great way to use your scraps is by using the NEGATIVE space as a stencil!!!!
i also recently made this cute frame:
and instead of just throwing away the negative space..i used it to as a stencil!!!!

and added some spray paint (it’s like etching spray paint…)
i also made this butterfly wall for my daughter’s room…
you could keep the negative space and added some fun scrap paper behind for a cute little art work
frame it and it would be adorable!
you can used these butterflies as a stencil…

 and do you want to see my favorite vinyl scrapbuster project ever…?
how awesome is this polka dotted kitchenaid!!!! you can go here to see how she covered it in vinyl dots!
so moral of this story? SAVE THOSE SCRAPS!!!!!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.