Alison from Simply Alison back on the Craftey blog showing you how to DIY a cute umbrella using Oracal 651 and our Craftey Gridded Transfer Tape! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!
I’m not sure about other areas but in Cincinnati, we have been seeing so much rain and downpours. All this rain and carrying an umbrella gave me an idea to decorate one! I’ll be using 3 different colors on vinyl and showing you how to change the colors so it cuts separately. You don’t have to put this on an umbrella, you can put it on whatever you’d like!
- Oracal 651 Vinyl (3 colors for this tutorial, I used Mint, Yellow and Grey)
- Weeding Tool
- Transfer tape
- No Rain No Flowers Free SVG Cut File (download it here)
- Cricut or other cutting machine (I use a Cricut Explorer Air 2 in this tutorial)
- 12x12 Cutting mat
Upload the SVG cut file into Cricut Design Space. You will see that it is grouped separately by the colors we will be cutting it into. I have decided to cut 3 different colors. The only thing you will need to do is attach each color group.
We are attaching because we don’t want the letters to be all jumbled when we cut. To attach each group go to your layers panel click each section and click attach. There are 3 different color sections.
Select everything and resize to fit your project. In my case, I sized mine to 8.5 in x 5.9 in.
I will be mirroring all 3 mats. Even though I am using permanent vinyl I still want to protect it from the rain, so I’ll be placing the vinyl on the inside of the umbrella... that means I need to mirror the image. Make sure you press mirror on each color vinyl.
TIP: You could use snap mat on iPhone or iPad and only load your mat one time with 3 different colors.
Load each corresponding color into the Cricut machine and cut each color.
After weeding everything, use transfer tape to grab each cut and place it on the umbrella. Use your scraper to make sure the vinyl stays on the umbrella.
Finally, enjoy walking in the rain with your extra fancy umbrella!
Want to give this fun project a try? Head on over to the Craftey shop to find the materials used in this project, including the Oracal 651 Adhesive Vinyl and Craftey Transfer Tape with super handy grid lines. If you're looking for more fun project ideas, tips, or free cut files, be sure to hop over to the Craftey Community site and join in on the fun!