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On 05/15/2015
There are many names used to describe vinyl these days. But it doesn't matter what you call it, it’s what you do with it that really matters.

Crafting With Vinyl

Vinyl, Faux Leather, Polyurethane. There are many names used to describe vinyl these days. But it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s what you do with it that really matters. 

I thought I would share some fresh ideas with you. I’ve seen an abundance of great projects on Etsy and Pinterest. I think I can truthfully say that there is something out there for everyone! 

Vinyl is always appropriate for kid-friendly items. These projects are usually easy to do and relatively inexpensive to make. Best of all, they are easy to care for. What’s easier to clean that wiping down a vinyl surface, right?  So, recovering that old pastic play table with vinyl? No problem at all. Making seats by sewing vinyl seat cushions? Can do! Making a children’s memory game with colorful vinyl swatches? What fun! There are so many options to help you transform something old and ordinary into something fresh and modern. 

For animal lovers like myself, Cuore, an Etsy shop, makes super cute vinyl applique cases and bags. Their bags are just adorable! They have excellent, detailed work. Check them out and be inspired.

If your taste runs a little edgy, check out Nikki Duong Koenig’s work at cykochik.com. She works with a variety of designers promoting cruelty-free, eco-friendly and custom-made vegan bags in Texas. Her company offers such fun and creative designs.   

Then there are these bags by NYC Artist Terrus Poole. See above for an example.

Or, try your luck at making your own artistic masterpiece, like the scale art framed piece by Angela, found on her blog. She used leather circles for her piece, but vinyl would work just as well. Her blog, www.numberfiftythree.blogspot.com contains an abundance of ideas to experiment with.

All in all, there are endless options for creative vinyl projects. So, give it a shot!  Once you’ve found your niche, I would love to see what you’ve created. Send me your pictures and I’ll share the best ideas with the industry. Email me at melissa@spradlingvinyl.com

Until next time…