Monday, April 4, 2011

Self-Designed Vinyl Lacrosse Sticks

My nephew's 10th birthday was a few days ago. At the request of my sister-in-law, I created some vinyl wall decor with my Silhouette SD for his bedroom. It was my first "BIG" vinyl project and, I have to say, I think it came out pretty good. 

My nephew "Buddy" has been playing lacrosse for a few years now and the SIL thought it might be fun to have a couple of vinyl lacrosse sticks for his wall. Of course the Silhouette online store doesn't sell an image of a simple lacrosse stick so I had to improvise. I scoured the internet until I found an image of the head and net portion of a lacrosse stick that I thought would look cool... IF I could make it work!!! ;)

It took some fooling around with the Silhouette software but I figured out how to use the "trace" function and was able to transform my "photo" into a cuttable image. We headed over to their house on Sunday afternoon for a brief visit (they only live about 10 minutes away) and Buddy and my SIL helped me get everything on the wall.

Here is the end result...

My DIY, self-designed, vinyl lacrosse sticks

It isn't perfect... but for my first time with a big vinyl project, I think it came out pretty darn good. Buddy seemed to like it, so that is all that matters. Happy Birthday Buddy!!

I also added a couple of smaller ones to the top of the door leading to his bathroom.

The first ones I had cut were a little too small for his large wall so we used them above the door.

I am quite pleased with how the whole thing turned out. Especially considering that I had to  create the cut-able image myself. {patting self on back}. What do you think? Not bad for an amateur!

**If you are interested in purchasing a set of these vinyl lacrosse sticks, please contact me via email (see "contact me" tab above)**

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  1. They turned out awesome! I can't believe you designed them yourself - I'm so impressed. I love all that the Silhouette can do. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am impressed! Great should sell them!! Maybe even incorporate a name going horizontally or a team name somehow! Best of luck to you...thanks for sharing.


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