My girls and I decided, at the last minute, to make subway art for their teacher gifts this Christmas. I wanted something with encouraging words, so I looked to blog land for inspiration.
I borrowed some words from eighteen25's printable here,
and This and That Creative's teacher subway art here.
Aren't they both great?
I went to work designing in Silhouette Studio then I went to Lowe's, bought a 24"x 4' sheet of wood for just over $7 and had a friend's husband make three cuts (my husband and his tools were inaccesible). I forgot that one board was slightly wider than the others and I should've cut the vinyl accordingly, but I didn't so you see little more white space on the white board. My girls helped sand and paint them while I cut the vinyl on my awesome new Silhouette Cameo.
I learned, the hard way, that the vinyl I purchased from Silhouette was not sticky enough. It would not stick to anything, so I dug out some Oracal vinyl I had on hand and it did the job perfectly. I've contacted Silhouette America to notify them of my vinyl issues, after reading that others were having the same problems, and they promptly replied stating that they would send replacement vinyl. I'm not sure I really want anymore of their vinyl after unsuccessfully using up a whole roll of 12"x10' vinyl, but I suppose I'm willing to give their vinyl another chance, perhaps I had a bad batch.
All in all, I was very happy with the four very inexpensive classroom subway art pieces which were a hit with the teachers.
*UPDATE - This link is no longer available*
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