Laptop Cover Vinyl Tutorial

Saturday, March 19, 2011 |
I've been wanting to try vinyl with my new Silhouette foreverrrrr and finally got around to ordering some and trying it out! Here's what I made:  


A cute vinyl decal for my lap top! Here's how to make it.

Supplies:
-Vinyl (I got mine from Expressions Vinyl)
-Transfer Paper
-Silhouette & Software
-Credit Card or flat object
-Scissors

Steps:

Step 1: Design your decal using the Silhouette software.  I used the heart flowers design by Lori Whitlock.  I measured the area I wanted the design to fit on my laptop, and sized the image appropriately.  I used three of the same image right after each other. 


Step 2: Load your vinyl into the Silhouette and then cut out the design


cutting away!!

Step 3: Cut out the vinyl area around the design, and then peel off all the excess vinyl.




Step 4: Cut out a piece of transfer paper in the same size as your vinyl paper. 


Step 5:  Peel the sticky part off and place it sticky side down onto your design.  Use a credit card to rub the paper down onto the vinyl.



Step 6: Peel the transfer paper off.  If any of the design starts to get left behind, just put the paper back down and rub the area again with your credit card.



Step 7: Place the tape onto the laptop cover.  Rub again with a credit card, and then peel off!





Pretty!!! My laptop is so much more girly and cute now :)




I love it :)  

Linking this project up to all the parties in the link at the top of my blog!
Oh and this one too :)


This Project was Featured!



48 comments:

Karli said...

Oooh I love this! Such a great idea, i've never thought of that. Well maybe I would have if I actually owned a vinyl machine thingy... its on my wish list :)

Lizzy @My Mind..My Life said...

So cute! What a great idea. I think I may have to do something like this to my laptop.

Hugs & Loves, Ariel said...

this is super super cute!! great idea! i like how the hearts have steams and look like flowers!!

Hugs & Loves, Ariel

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Aww, very sweet! I love it!

Laurie said...

Adorable! Great job! I'm featuring you today on my blog, Scene of the Grime:

http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-blog-love-my-girlish-whims.html

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

I love my Silhouette. And I just recently discovered Expressions vinyl, just in time. I'm going to make some his and hers pillow for an engagement party my husband and I are going to next month.

Bethany said...

Is it satisfying to pull the vinyl off and it leaves your design behind? It looks satisfying...
And that is adorable--pink hearts--one of my faves!

Valerie said...

Love this! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing, found you at Lovely Crafty Weekend!

Little Treasures said...

Well this is fabulous! Maybe should consider doing this for my laptop!
Thanks for sharing!

April said...

Super cute! I need a Silhoutte!

Divya N said...

its looks adorable

Marriah said...

It looks so cute! I think you might have inspired me!
www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

Marriah said...

After I saw this I went and painted my wall like it! I had been looking and looking for somthing to go on my bare wall in me new sewing room and then when I saw this I got excited and went and painted it!

Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" said...

Oh I love this!! :) Very cute. I need to make me a custom one... but sadly no silhouette. :(

( found you through The Girl Creative's Just Something I Whipped Up linky... now following you too. Pls come over and visit me http://just-call-me-t.blogspot.com/ )

-T

Christine said...

Love it, so cute! I have a Bosskut Gazelle so I might have to try this tutorial.
Christine
http://thefabricjunkie.blogspot.com/

Fancy Lads said...

This is amazing! Love the pattern you chose :)

Julie said...

I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_21.html

Tanyia said...

one more reason why I wish I could make vinyl things!!! I would love to have something like this.

I found you from Sumo's blog, Id love to have you stop by and check out my project! http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-made-it-kindle-kozy.html

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Ack!! That looks amazing! I have been wanting to do the same thing!

Judy said...

Such a cute idea. I want a silhouette machine more than you can imagine. I sign up for every give away. If I don't win one soon, I'm going to have to just give in and buy one. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Natalia Lynn said...

Wow, I love it! I also love your blog which I just found! I am not following. Super cute!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

So cute! Now I need a silhouette so I can do this too!

Ashley said...

Aww so cute I love it!

Jessica Lauren said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Erica said...

So adorable! I love it. I definitely want to decorate my laptop now. Thanks for sharing!

http://the-polka-dot-umbrella.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

Very cute idea! I knew I should have bought a silhouette - so many cool things you can do with them! I love the way your design turned out!
shannonsews.blogspot.com

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I LOVE THIS! I want a Silhouette so bad! Thanks for linking up :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Adorable! I have a Cricut and wish I had a Silhouette.

Kelly said...

SO cute! I love my silhouette!!!!!!
I'm hosting my first Linky party and would love for you to submit to it!
http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/glitters-first-linky-party_22.html#comments

Amanda said...

This looks so cute, love the colour you used!

Jacque said...

Love it! :) I might have to look into getting that machine! I could see lots of projects happening with that! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

Such a great idea! And now you'll always know which laptop is yours - so unique!

Stephanie said...

The possibilities are endless with that machine! Love the pink heart flowers, too cute. I am on the fence on buying one, since I have an expression machine that isn't very old.

Amy said...

LOVE IT! I want a silhouette. I think I will be asking for one for my bday this year so I can have a laptop as cute as yours!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Very cute! I love my silhouette too! :)
pink vinyl is adorable!
gail

Stephanie said...

OH My! I love your design so much more than mine! I also wish I had some pink vinyl. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Stephanie at Full of Great Ideas.

I am having a party on April first for $0 craft and decor ideas. If you have anything I would love for you to stop by and share.

Jenn said...

That looks great! I have been meaning to do mine too but I don't have any fun vinyl colours right now. I love the pink!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOVE this idea! My laptop has a bit of texture to it...wonder if the vinyl would adhere? Guess I better give it a try? ;) I really like the cute graphics you chose for yours, and of course--the PINK! :)

Thanks so much for joining my Crafty Cutter party. :) Have fun finding some crafty inspiration, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. :) I have a new Silhouette project up today! :)

Christina said...

I love this! It's so fun and girly :)

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

rochelhorowitz said...

Do you have to have one of those machines or can you cut out the vinyl with an xacto knife?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Still wanting to try this out. ;)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party! :)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So stinkin' cute & creative!! Thank you for linking up to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week. This weeks blog bash is in full swing again!! If you haven't already please be sure & link up more of your creativity, I look forward to seeing all your great ideas. :)

Drop by The Tattered Tag

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

so cute! Thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I loved this so much I featured it on this week's Ten Buck Tuesday! Email me at youngnester(at)gmail(dot)com to get the code for the "I've been featured" button! :)

Survey Junkie said...

I was just visiting Young Nester and saw your laptop vinyl and I LOVE it. So cute I have been looking for something for mine and thats such a good idea ..
Thanks for sharing!!
Stacy
www.sjunkie.com

jojo said...

sublime merci tu es tres douee bises ma grande jojo

Kashfiya said...

Wow, really superb. I want to try this in my laptop. Although I collected nice Louis Vuitton agenda PM notebook cover at PIJ, but I also want this wonderful flowers in my Laptop. :D
Its really pretty amazing.
http://bit.ly/takashii

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