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Color Changing Vinyl

You guys! I got my hands on some new new vinyl–and it’s awesome! It’s COLOR CHANGING VINYL from Expressions Vinyl and  I can not get enough! I had so many project ideas I didn’t know where to start- I made three and I’ll share the details (and the cut files!)

First up: Let’s talk a little about the vinyl! It’s activated when it’s cold. So white (actually a little opaque) at room temperature. And then take it outside in the Idaho cold winter and watch the magic–it turns blue!  It’s so fun! CLICK HERE and scroll down for more details!

Color changing vinyl Sign

A fun sign to remind those kiddos to WEAR A JACKET! I don’t know why it’s so hard! This would also be perfect to put outside a classroom door so kids can check it before recess!


I made three cut files.  A penguin, a polar bear and a walrus! I cut them out with my silhouette cameo.

After I weeded them out- I added transfer tape. I made these layered with a black outline so you could see the details when it’s warm.

I applied this one directly to my daughter’s window!

For the penguin- I actually layered the color-changing vinyl on top of the white to make it pop. All I did was press my hand against the penguin to heat it back up to get this picture half and half!

all three cut files are here:

Water Bottle

I knew I wanted to make a water bottle! It was my first idea! Keep in mind- the vinyl has to get cold to change into blue-so a hydroflask or tervis cup are not going to work here. Luckily I had this super cute mermaid looking water bottle from the dollar store. I doodled a fun cut file to wrap around it.

It was a LOT to weed! Lol! This vinyl is a little stiffer than the other kinds! Just added some transfer tape and applied it to my cup! (Just an FYI. I’m using THIS transfer tape and it’s the BEST)

Ice cold water and boom! It’s like magic! I can wrap my hand around it and the heat warms it up and turns it back white for a minute!

You can watch it transform on my instagram. 


This is a free cut file-but you can use it as a printable to color as well!


Secret Message Sign with Color Changing Vinyl

I got this idea to make a secret project–white on white vinyl message that you won’t see until the vinyl changes to blue! I couldn’t quite come up with something fantastic–so I just made a fun joy sign (using THESE banners) 

Just traced around the vinyl and peel and stick the front. Then add the other vinyl on top!

Hang on your front door and let it change!


Make sure to grab your color changing vinyl here!

You can see some more fun color changing projects here.

and more just general Vinyl goodness here! 

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.