My Mom, daughter and I prepared a large bowl and filled it with various items for her room. We added some necessities like washcloths, sharpies, pens, spiral notebooks etc. But we also included some just for fun items.
This is the bowl overflowing with all the fun things we prepared.
I like the way clear plastic makes anything look more festive.
The most exciting fun item was a personalized cup made with stick on vinyl. I had several of the cups in the closet so we pulled them out and began to transform them. I have a Cricut machine that a friend blessed me with but have not used it very much. This project was a great way to practice some new Cricut ideas.
Here are the cups we made:
The clear one was for the young lady moving into the dorm.
The supplies needed for this project are:
Clear Plastic Cup (I used the insulated cups with lids from the Dollar Tree)Sticky Plastic Vinyl (You can buy the expensive rolls in the Cricut section or look in the regular scrapbook/craft section for the sheets. Mine cost 1/3 the cost of the roll)
Die cut machine and designs or punches and scissors
Clear Contact paper (to transfer the design)
Here is how the cups started.
These vinyl sheets are in the scrapbooking and crafts section. They are a lot cheaper than the rolled vinyl.
Here is a close up of the vinyl tag. I purchased mine at JoAnn's.
This was really fun looking and thought it was a great reminder.
The cup with the D was for my daughter and she wanted a heart and star.
The open design of the butterfly will change based on what liquid is in the cup.
The cups need to be hand washed. I have not tried one in the dishwasher but I feel like it would make the vinyl peel up. Also the insulated cups do not work well in the dishwasher. You can use this method on any cup, plastic or glass. It is a fun way to create a functional and really fun gift.
The lady who the girl was staying with also had a daughter who was college bound. I made her a cup for her dorm room also.
There are lots of fun things you can do with the sticky vinyl. So the next time you are browsing the craft isles pick some up and have fun.