Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vinyl Lettering

Now that my storage space issue has been revolved (see previous post), I am able to show you some things I have put vinyl on.  As part of my blue/green theme, I purchased these two serving bowls from the Dollar Tree in the hopes of using them for crayon and colored pencil storage.  They were a little plain so I added some white vinyl to them. 
Last year I bought a Betta fish as a classroom pet and my class named him Swimmy.  Swimmy now has his tank monogrammed!
My very first post on this blog was spotlighting some items I had put vinyl on.  I did these last year, but I wanted to re-post them so you can see them.  Last year we went straight from activity (Library, Art, etc.) to lunch so on library days we had a lots of books to take to lunch.  I thought it would be easiest to carry them in this tub.  However, it was much too heavy. This year I think I will use it to spotlight books that go along with our units.  For example, when we study habitats I will put books about the rainforest, desert, tundra, etc. in here.
Self explanatory...clipboards.
In the Group Work bucket, I put popsicle sticks with student names on them to pull for group activities.  The Cheers bucket holds cards that have silly cheers on them.  Our Class Bucket holds pom poms that we use as class compliments.
This organizer is where students turn in homework when they enter in the morning.  It worked out really well last year.
Last year I made the blue drop box for me and the pink one for my partner teacher.  This holds lunch money, book orders, etc. that students bring in first thing in the morning.  Sometimes you can't give your attention to those things first thing so my students place them in the Dropbox. 
A few readers asked me how I use the vinyl.  I have the Cricut Expressions machine.  My husband bought it for me a few years ago.  I originally planned on using it for scrapbooking, but have used it more for monogramming things with vinyl.
I buy vinyl from Hobby Lobby that looks like this:
Have you used vinyl on anything in your classroom?

16 comments :

  1. WOW! I love this idea!! I just got a ton of ideas. I need to go buy a cricut. I keep seeing too many projects that use one. Where is yours from? I know ZERO about them... except I need one. (yes, need not want haha).

    P.S Thanks for the purchase of the writing prompts! I hope you like them and your students enjoy them. There are some crazy prompts in there. By the end of the year, my students started searching for the goofy ones just to write funny stories :) [I used the prompts last year, just in a different uglier format haha]

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  2. Your creations look great!! I want a cricut so bad after seeing all of the cute things that everyone is making. :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. Girl, you have been busy! This all looks great! I really NEED to look into one of those machines! Beautiful job!

    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  4. I have a Cricut, too, but am worried about the vinyl. I'm scared of it. Seriously. How do you get it so neat/straight? Is it easier than I am thinking?

    I have the smaller Cricut (the one that only loads 6x12" paper. Will that one still work?

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  5. Alright busy beaver.....why haven't you linked up to share all your awesome creations???? I must get one of those machines...it makes everything so darn cute:))) Love it all Lana!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  6. We have a Cricut machine just sitting there collecting dust but you've inspired us to blow it off and get busy! Love all the lettering-looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Christy & Tammy

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  7. Thanks for your answer on my blog. I will have to branch out and try it :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  8. Thanks for linking up again! These are too neat!! Thanks for sharing:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  9. I have not used vinyl but all of your projects look absolutely amazing! I especially love your fish tank. Makes me think of the story Swimmy. One of my favorites! :)


    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  11. Just found your blog and am your newest follower. LOVE all of these creations with vinyl...on my {ever expanding} summer to-do list. ;)

    Amanda
    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my linky party and 300 follower giveaway!

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  12. I use vinyl all the time with my cricut and I also have an online shop. I have found that the cheapest place to purchase vinyl is expressionsvinyl.com they sell 12x24 sheets for 1.89 and long rolls of 10 yards for 23.99.

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  13. Thanks for this link!! I LOVE everything you've made. I am so, so tempted to get one...

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  14. Love these! Please, link up on Blog Hoppin' with this post.

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  15. We all know that, Vinyl lettering is cost-effective form of marketing that allows you to go big and bold with your advertising without breaking the bank.

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  16. I absolutely love the font you have used on these projects. Could you share which one it is?

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