Recipe Box with vinyl

Recipe Box with vinyl

Hey friends! Can you believe it's already a new year? Time sure does fly by when you're having fun doing lots of crafting!

Today I want to show you a simple project that uses adhesive vinyl to brighten up a plain recipe box. And what's even better...the adhesive vinyl I used is from the new "Sweet Hearts" Valentine Pack. So let's get started!


-Sweet Hearts Valentine's Pack adhesive vinyl

-transfer tape

-cutting machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo) 

-weeding hook or craft tweezers 

-scraper tool

-blank recipe box (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)

Step One: Prepare design in software

First, measure your recipe box to see how big you want your vinyl label.

Next, open your software program (I used Silhouette Studio) and use the text tool to type out your word.

Fill the text with color and change the font to your liking. I love scripty fonts!

After it is sized, right click the text and select Weld so the text is one design instead of several letters overlapping each other.

To add some more dimension, I wanted to layer the vinyl with a coordinating border. This is easily created by drawing a rectangle around your text.

Now we have our two separate label pieces!

Step Two: Cut out vinyl designs

Check out these super cute colors from the Sweet Hearts Pack! I chose to use the glossy coral color and the glitter teal.

Go to the cut settings window and select the material you'll be cutting. The Glossy Vinyl settings worked great.

Place your adhesive vinyl onto your cutting mat and load into the machine, then send to cut!

Step Three: Weed vinyl designs

After both parts of the vinyl label have been cut, it's time to weed! Begin by peeling off a corner of the vinyl, leaving just the text.

Use a weeding hook or a pair of craft tweezers to peel out the little insides of the letters.

Continue until both parts of the label have been weeded.

Step Four: Adhere label onto recipe box

Now that our label is ready to go, it's time to stick it on our recipe box! Place some transfer tape over each design.

Peel off the backing of the first pink layer and stick it onto the box. Carefully rub it on and peel off the transfer tape.

Do the same for the glitter layer. Peel off the backing to expose the adhesive side of the vinyl.

Place the text in the center of the coral border, and use a scraper tool to smooth it on. Then peel off the transfer tape slowly for the second layer.

Check out how pretty that teal glitter is! All the heart eyes over here!

And now we have our customized recipe box that "just so happens" to match my kitchen mixer. (Coincidence? Nope!)

With adhesive vinyl, you can truly customize anything your heart desires! Happy crafting friends!

Feb 7th 2019 expressions vinyl blogger

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