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Colorful DIY Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame: A Great Vinyl Scrap Buster!

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Everybody knows that bacon, butter, and cheese make everything better. It’s just a fact of nature. And you know what else does? SPRINKLES!

They’re miniature, colorful, and adorn tasty treats that are devoured during celebrations. What could be better?

I decided to add some faux crafty sprinkles (made out of vinyl instead of sugary goodness) to a personalized element and hang the finished product on my craft room gallery wall. Then I made a matching frame too!

Not only did they turn out super cute, but it was the quickest little project AND it was a great way to use up some vinyl scraps and miscuts!

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Colorful DIY Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame: A Great Vinyl Scrap Buster!

Supplies

 

Painting the Wooden Letter & Matching Frame

I nabbed this unfinished wooden “B” letter when it was on sale on Zulily since it was dirt cheap and is the initial of our last name.  Like most of my projects, I had no idea what I was going to do with it when I purchased it, but I knew I could find a place for it at some point (and this is why my husband calls me a hoarder).

While in the process of designing the colorful gallery wall in the craft room of my dreams (which is still a work in progress), an idea struck me: make a sprinkle letter!

How fun, right?! Plus, it would be a great way to use up some of those vinyl scraps and miscuts stored away in my scraps organizer….I did save them for a reason, after all.

I also had a cheap (ugly) frame laying around, so I decided to make a matching sprinkle frame at the same time. First up came a couple light coats of some white spray paint onto both.

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The Vinyl Scraps/Miscuts

Like I mentioned, I have plenty of scraps and my fair share of miscuts (hey, I’m not a big fan of measuring and all that math….it takes too long and I just wanna get my craft on!).

A couple years ago, I created the easiest and best way to organize all those little buggers, so I pulled the book out of my WorkBox 3.0, flipped through the pages, and pulled out the pieces I needed.

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Here are all the pieces I pulled out for this project….rejects, no more!

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Cutting the Vinyl Sprinkles

Since I would be cutting the vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo, I got to “designing” the sprinkles in Silhouette Studio. I used quotes there because there really wasn’t much to it: I just used the Draw a Rounded Rectangle tool and adjusted the corners until I had a nice skinny sprinkle shape. Some duplication and aligning later, and my cuts were ready.

Like I said, I’m no fan of measuring or being precise (I like to live dangerously like that….or I’m just really lazy), so I filled the entire mat with digital sprinkles, knowing that I’d end up with lots of partial bits. That didn’t matter to me since these were already miscuts, so no precious untouched vinyl would be wasted.

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After my vinyl pieces were placed on my cutting mat, I let my Cameo do its thang!

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Then came the weeding fun (and let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that I actually have painted nails for once….oh, happy day!).

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Just look at the fun, colorful deliciousness this gave me! Bright colors make me happy.

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Applying the Vinyl Sprinkles

One by one, I then started sticking the different colored vinyl sprinkles onto the white letter and frame. With no rhyme or reason, I just eyeballed their placement and tried to keep everything even and balanced.

On the letter, I only placed the sprinkles on the front, but I decided to have them wrap around the edges of the frame. It just looked better to me that way.

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The Completed Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame!

And here’s how they turned out! Super cute, no? Colorful, playful, fun, personalized deliciousness that fits in perfectly on my gallery wall, and a matching frame nearby. I’m so happy I’m a craft supply hoarder, no matter what my husband says. ;)

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The letter was hung on the gallery wall using a couple Command Strips….hooray for no holes!

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Colorful DIY Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame: A Great Vinyl Scrap Buster! Where The Smiles Have Been #vinyl #sprinkles #Silhouette

Colorful DIY Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame: A Great Vinyl Scrap Buster! Where The Smiles Have Been #vinyl #sprinkles #Silhouette

 

I have the frame resting on some books just below the gallery wall. Right now it houses an adorable pic of my first born during his first birthday smash cake session….his messy frosting-covered face seemed more than appropriate in a frame decorated with sprinkles. :)

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Colorful DIY Sprinkle Letter & Matching Frame: A Great Vinyl Scrap Buster! Where The Smiles Have Been #vinyl #sprinkles #Silhouette

 

Overall, both of these items make great additions to my craft room gallery wall area. You can’t beat a quick and easy project, AND one that uses up no-longer-perfect supplies!

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If You Enjoyed This….

Make sure you check out all the other ideas I’ve shared as I’m making over my colorful craft room, like the ones below!

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Ashley

Friday 13th of December 2019

These sprinkled items look amazing!!! Is there anywhere you know of that I can buy these strips already pre-cut? Or do you sell them?

Christine

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Hi Ashley! Thanks so much for the kind words! Unfortunately, I'm not selling anything at this time. You might be able to find some sprinkle stickers at craft stores. If not, you could probably find someone to make them for you over on Etsy. There are TONS of sticker and vinyl sellers over there, and most do custom jobs if you can't already find something you're after. Best of luck!

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