Playing with vinyl

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Playing with vinyl

Well, I managed to accomplish a couple of the easy things on my list. It was an incentive to get to play with my wall pops.

Here are the boys' doors, nothing fancy.

Here are the stars I did for Alex's room.

Here's something that I am still messing with. I started this a couple of days ago. I am planning on using it as a light for when I'm breastfeeding. I'm not happy with the christmas lights I have in it so I am looking for another light source.

TFL!

Andy1784's picture
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Wow, it all looks great. I absolutely love the stars on the wall, they go so well with the theme.

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Wow you should sell the blocks I bet there is a market for them. As for a the inside light I think rope lights would be brighter and fill the block well.

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Cute!!! Which font did you use?

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very creative!! i like the sailboats on the wall! is that the nautica sailboat? Smile

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The font is Alphalicious. It is my fave.

Yes, the nursery theme is Nautica sailboats. I fell in love with the stupid thing before I even knew I was having a boy. I'm glad I'm having another boy because I could not for the life of me find a girl theme I liked.

As far as the blocks go, yes some people do sell them. I am no where near as good as the ladies that do. I just wanted to make some for my boys. I am going to make one for T.J. as soon as I can find brown vinyl.

Personally, I really enjoy making things for my kids room. I try very hard to not let things become too commercial because that can be expensive. I tried to pick fairly neutral themes that I can accessorize on my own. I made the nursery based on the border. (I received the rest as a gift even though I had not registered for it.) T.J.'s room is being based off a sheet set I found at Target. It's monkeys with a few elephants thrown in because he loves them. I'm having the hardest time finding an inexpensive kid's table for his room because they are all covered with licensed characters.

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Wow, you did an amazing job! I love both doors, the stars on the wall are amazing and LOVE the nightlight!!!!!!!

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I love it all. Very creative and ingenious!

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First, I try to avoid licensed characters on everything too because I feel my kids aren't walking advertisements. That said, disney princesses, spiderman, wall-e and dora have entered our domain in forms other then the movie. sigh

Secondly, I love the work you've done. Very cute. Question on the glass block- what does the hole for the lights look like? My grandma used to do ceramics and she'd use night light lights with a switch. I can take a picture of one tomorrow.... they clip into the ceramic but there are different stands that work with night light lights.

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The hole in the bottom of the cube is about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. I need something kind of bright because I found a nightlite plugged into an outlet doesn't give me enough light. I'm hoping that since it will be on the table, a nightlite would work. Can't be too bright because I don't want it to interfere with the new baby's sleep. (If I'm lucky enough to get a sleeping baby. :D)

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everything looks great. Smile love the stars, and the glass block is cool!!!! let us know when you find the lights you like best.

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I saw those glass blocks at Hobby Lobby and almost bought one. I like the idea of using rope lights. I bet that would work good.

The doors look great, I just love that little monkey!

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Hmmmm ... I bet that glass block was made in my town! LOL (well, that or Japan!)

I think everything looks GREAT! How cool to be able to use your cricut for the wall art!

TFS

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Adorable!

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It is all soooo cool! You are very talented...and your kids very lucky! TFS

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"MinaAriel" wrote:

The hole in the bottom of the cube is about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. I need something kind of bright because I found a nightlite plugged into an outlet doesn't give me enough light. I'm hoping that since it will be on the table, a nightlite would work. Can't be too bright because I don't want it to interfere with the new baby's sleep. (If I'm lucky enough to get a sleeping baby. :D)

What I'm thinking of may work for you. You might just have to push it all the way into the block, and being glass that wouldn't matter. It looks like this... http://annsceramics.com/clip-light-kit-p-1163.html

When I was breastfeeding, we used a globe light which was colored glass/plastic in the form of a globe, and had one of those lights inside. It gives a soft glow but I still was able to see everything. We were rather surprised by that- we left it on the whole night in our room (because the bassinet was in our room) and we were able to sleep with it on, yet see what we needed to when Katie needed up.

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"MommyMish" wrote:

What I'm thinking of may work for you. You might just have to push it all the way into the block, and being glass that wouldn't matter. It looks like this... http://annsceramics.com/clip-light-kit-p-1163.html

When I was breastfeeding, we used a globe light which was colored glass/plastic in the form of a globe, and had one of those lights inside. It gives a soft glow but I still was able to see everything. We were rather surprised by that- we left it on the whole night in our room (because the bassinet was in our room) and we were able to sleep with it on, yet see what we needed to when Katie needed up.

That is fantastic! Exactly what I was needing! I really wanted to have the switch and I think the uniform look of the one lite would suit me better than a bunch of others. Thanks so much for the link!!!!

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I've never ordered from there btw so I don't know how they are. I just googled for a link so I could show you what I meant. Hobby Lobby might have something like that.

Good luck. Smile

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Those are all awesome! So creative!

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cute idea for the doors and I LOVE that block with the boat and stars and then with the light behind it. I agree you need a different light but very nicely done.

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Wow! Beautiful job!!

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These are great. I never thought about using vinyl to decorate her new room. I might just be doing that! TFS! That monkey is adorable!

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those are awesome and love the nightlight. where did u get the block? i'd love to be able to do something like that for when this little one arrives. great idea

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"Mommy2007" wrote:

those are awesome and love the nightlight. where did u get the block? i'd love to be able to do something like that for when this little one arrives. great idea

Hobby Lobby has the type of block that I have. It was $9.99 but I had a 40% off coupon. Lowes sells them cheaper but they don't have the holes in them. There are some gorgeous ones on cricut.com under Cricut Vinyl.

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"sadieruth" wrote:

These are great. I never thought about using vinyl to decorate her new room. I might just be doing that! TFS! That monkey is adorable!

The wall pops are so cool. I'm making the wall art for T.J.'s room using blank canvas' and the animals from New Arrivals. I just have to wait to get to my friend's house because she has the expression.