Ok, let me start by saying that I am fully aware this whole project is slightly (or maybe not-so-slightly) ridiculous. I know, I know….personalizing a toilet seems a little cuckoo. I get it. BUT, when you have a Silhouette Cameo, everything is fair game for getting a decal slapped on it, because VINYL.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Like I’ve stated many times before, I AM ADDICTED TO VINYL, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
It, along with fonts, is an addiction I just can’t shake. I can’t! So, when my son’s potty chair arrived looking as plain as a boring morning bagel, I succumbed to my urges and had–HAD–to personalize it with a vinyl decal of his name, and also some decals for a little target practice (if ya know what I’m sayin’….).
Oh, it’s also Silhouette Challenge Time again! Woot Woot! This month’s theme is Kid Projects, so yeah, I think this fits pretty well. ;)
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Personalized Potty Chair & Potty Training Targets: Ready, Aim, FIRE!
- Potty Chair
- Navy Vinyl
- Silhouette Cameo & Cutting Mat
- Transfer Tape
- Scissors, Hook Tool, & Scraper
The Boring & Plain Potty Chair
So here’s the potty chair I purchased for Rowan. It’s just screaming for some vinyl lovin’, isn’t it?!
Finalizing Design & Cut Settings
Like I mentioned, I used a Silhouette Cameo to cut out my decals in vinyl, but you could also use another machine like a Silhouette Portrait or Cricut. Heck, you probably don’t even need a machine and could just use scrapbooking stickers (the target practice ones might not last as long though due to all the….uhhhh, “stuff” that they’ll come in contact with, but who knows!).
I first created my design in Silhouette Studio. For Rowan’s name, which I’d be placing along the seat back, I used a font called KG Geronimo Blocks, and I purchased a file from Silhouette’s Design Store for the target practice decals. My little man’s current obsession is EVERYTHING transportation, so these images will be perfect to grab his attention and keep him focused (hopefully at least!). Plus, ya can’t beat four files for the price of one, amiright?
I first thought about jazzing up the potty chair a little more with multiple colors and lots of layering, but then I was like, nah. This is going to get peed and pooped on, literally, so let’s not get crazy here, Christine.
Silhouette Cameo Cut Settings: I used the default vinyl settings, but I turned the speed waaaaay down since these files were pretty small and intricate.
- Speed: 4
- Thickness: 9
- Blade: 2
- Cutting Mat: Checked
Cutting Out Vinyl
Now that my design and cut settings were finalized, it was time to get my Silhouette ready. I raided the Scraps pocket of my vinyl storage organizer and pulled out a piece of navy vinyl, which I thought would coordinate nicely with the white-and-teal potty chair.
I then placed it on my cutting mat and loaded it on into my Silhouette. Then I went back to my laptop, hit ‘Cut,’ and let the magic happen!
And oooo-weeeee, that’s one well-loved cutting mat! You can clearly see the remnants of past projects, especially my recent faux-wood string art and Christmas cards….I get my money’s worth out of these puppies. ;)
Weeding Vinyl Design
Several moments later, my vinyl was cut (like buttah!), so I trimmed it off the rest of the sheet with a pair of scissors, then weeded (or removed) all of the excess vinyl away with my hook tool.
Adding Transfer Tape
Next up, I slapped some transfer tape across the top, smoothed it out with my scraper, then trimmed up all the pieces.
Applying the Vinyl to the Potty Chair
To apply my son’s name on the potty chair‘s seat back, I used the simple-yet-fool-proof hinge method, which I talk about here, here, and here if you’d like more details.
Then I quickly added all four target practice decals into the potty chair‘s removable bowl….and let me tell ya, I am soooo looking forward to cleaning this thing over and over and over! </sarcasm>
The Final Personalized Potty Chair & Potty Training Targets!
And here is Rowan’s personalized throne!
We haven’t yet actually started our adventure into the wonderful world of Potty Trainingland (and oooooh, how I am NOT looking forward to it!), but his potty chair is ready and waiting for him in our downstairs guest bathroom so the two of them can get acquainted with each other in the meantime….and now it’s lookin’ fly!
I mean, doesn’t everyone loved personalized stuff? Or is that just the Southern girl in me?
I hope these target practice decals prove successful and help Rowan’s aim (if not, at least they’re cute I guess. Ha!).
I envision myself saying a lot of “Alrighty Rowiebear, pee pee on the airplane! GOOD BOY!! Now get the helicopter! GREAT JOB, BUDDY!!” and just getting way too excited over a simple bodily function….but, hey, that’s what moms do. ;)
Want to Check Out Even More Silhouette Kid Projects??
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing KID projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
[Oh, the graphic is clickable, so you can either click on a picture that catches your eye, or there are text links to all the projects below as well!]
1. unOriginal Mom // 2. Architecture of a Mom // 3. Crafty Bonds // 4. Simply Kelly Designs // 5. Weekend Craft // 6. Cutesy Crafts // 7. DIYJustCuz // 8. My Paper Craze // 9. Where The Smiles Have Been // 10. From Whine to Whine
Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you’ve got any tips on making potty training easier, PLEASE send them my way! :)
Monday 14th of January 2019
Can I Just Pay You To Do One For My Grandson and Just Use Tigger Figures At The Bottom Of The Potty Seat and Oh By The Way His Name Will Also Be Tigger As Well
Friday 27th of November 2015
How creative! I never thought to do something like this when I was potty training my son. We had lots of success using cheerios though! This is my first time stopping by your blog. It is lovely! Thinking about taking the plunge for a Silhouette after seeing all of your great projects. :)
Friday 27th of November 2015
Thanks so much, Amanda! We haven't really started potty training yet (even though I made this months ago, haha), but Cheerios sound like a great idea too! I'll have to give those a try! And yes, I highly recommend grabbing a Silhouette if you can....it's quite amazing! :)
Kristina @ My Own Home Blog
Monday 20th of April 2015
This is so adorable! I'll have to share this with my friends who are in the potty-training stage with their kiddos.
Thanks for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday, hope to see you again this week!!
Tuesday 21st of April 2015
Thanks so much, Kristina! :)
Tammy @ creativekkids
Sunday 19th of April 2015
What a great way to make potty training exciting. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I've pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
Friday 17th of April 2015
Very cute idea. Again, wish I had known this when my 3 boys were potty training. Ugh! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.
Saturday 18th of April 2015
Thanks Tanya! I hope this works out....I'm so not looking forward to it!