Thu 9 Apr, 2009
One of the things I love about vinyl lettering is that with a little creativity you can use it to make some very unique gifts that may look very expensive, but are in reality very affordable. Custom vinyl lettering offers so many choices in creating unique gifts that we couldn’t possibly mention them all. However, here are some of our favorite gift ideas using vinyl letters:
It’s amazing what a little bit of acryllic paint, and some cusotm vinyl lettering will do to a plain 6×24x1″ wooden board. Paint the board with acryllic paint, distress the edges, and apply some vinyl lettering made specifically to fit the board (available at Wall Stamps), and you’ve got the makings of a beautiful wooden sign. One of the favorite gift ideas we give for weddings, or christmas is a decorative sign with a couple’s name and est. date. Use your imagination to choose the fonts and colors that will truly make your sign stand out.
Etched Pyrex Baking Dishes
Just about everyone has glass baking dishes, whether their Pyrex, or another brand (my favorite is Ikea, only $7.99 for a large) you can turn an ordinary glass baking dish into a truly unique gift with a reverse lettering kit and some glass etching creme (available at almost any craft or hobby store). Use the reverse lettering kit as a stencil, brushing the etching creme onto the exposed glass, which will etch the lettering into the baking dish. We have often etched the phrase “Baked With Love from the Holdaway House” into the bottom of our pyrex dishes. This sure does beat using a sharpie or masking tape…and you usally get your dishes back after loaning them out, or cooking dinner for the neighbors.
Decorative tiles are a great gift. They are great to display on a mantle, desk, dresser, or entry way table. With a little bit of customization, you can create a truly unique, one of a kind gift that will show that special someone just how much you care…and how much thought went into their gift. Decorative tiles make great gifts for young women, friends, teachers, and grandparents. A 6″ tile is inexpensive to buy, and the lettering kits from Wall Stamps are also very reasonably priced.
While there are numerous ways to use vinyl lettering to create unique gifts, these are some of our favorites. We’d love to hear what your favorite vinyl lettering gifts are. You can either comment on our blog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org