Earlier this week on Instagram we shared a sweet and simple ring dish that we customized and we heard from quite a few of you asking for the deets on how to make your own. So today, we’re sharing a quick and easy tutorial on how we did it.
The best part? You can use these same steps to apply a design to a coffee mug, phone case, journal cover – basically anything you can think of! Enjoy!
- Ring dish (we used this one , but anything will work!)
- Cutting machine (we used a Cricut Maker for this project)
- Permanent adhesive vinyl – we choose Oracal 651 in black
- Transfer tape
- Weeding tool
- Hello Gorgeous SVG file (download here: Craftey-Hello-Gorg.svg)
Step 1: Design
Upload your SVG file to Design Space or Silhouette Studio and resize to fit your dish. Our dish is 3.75”, so we sized our file to 1.9” x 1.7”.
Step 2: Cutting
Stick your vinyl to your mat (color side up) and press the GO button on your machine to begin cutting.
Step 3: Weeding
Once your machine is done cutting, remove the sheet of vinyl from your mat and cut away the area with your design. Use your weeding tool to weed away the negative areas.
Step 4: Transfer your Design
Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit over the weeded design and use your scraper to burnish over the design so that it adheres completely to the transfer tape. Peel the transfer tape off of the vinyl backing and apply the design to your ring dish. Be sure to use your scraper tool again to burnish over the design to ensure if sticks strongly to the dish.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Carefully peel away your transfer tape and that’s it – you’re done!
If you try this DIY be sure to share a picture in the comments below, we’d love to see your projects!