DIY Monogram Wedding Gift

 

Here is the happy couple on their special day!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful!  It was outside and they could not have asked for better weather!

My friend Krista got married his weekend! Here is the happy couple on their special day! The wedding was absolutely beautiful! It was outside and they could not have asked for better weather!

I wanted to find a Pinterest idea that I could whip up for her for her special day! I wanted to monogram something for them with their last name on it to give it a little kick! I ended up finding te perfect glass baking dish with a lid at Walmart. The lid had a perfect canvas for a Monogram on it! I played around in Cricut Craft Room trying to find the best way to do the layout. I found some tutorials on YouTube that showed how to do a “split” letter but Cricut Craft Room has changed since the last update so I decided to do it my way! Instead of doing a split monogram, I did a giant M and put lines at the bottom with their last name in between. I was happy with the end result but that vinyl can be tricky when you have intricate cuts. I used Glad Press & Seal instead of transfer paper. I would like to get some transfer paper to see the difference but the Press & Seal worked ok. The biggest thing to remember while using vinyl is to make sure to carefully lay down the vinyl while making sure not to have bubbles in it. Originally, I planned on trying glass etch to put their last name into the glass pan, but since I am just starting to play with vinyl on my Cricut, I wanted to wait until I am more comfortable using it. I will have to try that on one of my glass dishes this summer to see how it turns out!

Materials:

Vinyl

Glass baking dish with lid

Glad Press & Seal

Instructions:

This is glass baking dish that I found at Walmart. The brand is Anchor.

This is glass baking dish that I found at Walmart. The brand is Anchor.

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Cut the vinyl to desired design and size for the dish you are using. I used a ruler and figured out where my center was and marked it with a Sharpie. Make sure to really press the vinyl cutout face down with a tool before peeling away the backing.

After transferring the vinyl to the lid, make sure to push all air bubbles out. I had to pick up the vinyl a bit because I had air in it. I used my spatula tool to do this carefully.

After transferring the vinyl to the lid, make sure to push all air bubbles out. I had to pick up the vinyl a bit because I had air in it. I used my spatula tool to do this carefully!

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