Friday, November 20, 2009

Vinyl Word Tile

I have been given the task of teaching Relief Society (womans organization in the church) and my lesson is on service. As I was wondering around the LDS bookstore, I saw this awesome quote made with vinyl on a tile. I inspected it for a couple minutes, then thought.... I can make that.

If I would have known at the time that it was going to be so much work, I would have spent the $30 on the one at the store but I have a cricut for a reason.

You will need to purchase from vinyl sheets and vinyl transfer tape. You take the sticky part of the transfer tape off and assemble the letters on the grid side. Cut out all of the letters using the Cricut... now this would be totally fine if the letters were large but when you do a quote- the letters are small. So it was a pain in the butt getting the letter to cut right and then not losing parts of the "i".... ughhh.

Next you assemble the letters onto the vinyl transfer tape. This part is a pain in the butt too because you have to get the spacing JUST RIGHT and it takes a lot of little adjustments. Because the vinyl still has its baking on it, you can move the letters around freely.

You then put the sticky side of the transfer tape on and rub it with your fingers or a paint scraper or ruler or spatula or something that will get all the air bubbles out--- you get the idea.

Then you peel the tranfer tape off and take off all of the back of the vinyl letters... you will have to be careful here.

Now you stick the transfer tape with the vinyl letters on it onto the tile you have picked. I got the 12x12 size tile because it is easy to measure it out with the cricut. Line the transfer tape up really well and make sure all of the air bubbles are out. Again use the scraper or ruler or whatever to make sure the letters are stuck on well. Then pull off the transfer tape and the letters will be stuck to tile.

I spent $20 on the supplies and it took me 2.5 hours to make this tile. I think it turned out well. I definitly think using the vinyl to make tiles as gifts would be a great idea for the holidays especially because they can be personalized.


  1. Saw your comment on JaG and thought I'd drop in! Loved this post as I'm a sucker for vinyl words!! BUT I always buy them :) you're smarter!

  2. Love the tiles! especially the one with your last name! wayyy cute!