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Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack

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Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

The things you can create with vinyl are endless. One of my favorite gift ideas is putting a cute vinyl design onto a painted block. It's really an inexpensive gift that you can customize in no time! I'm excited to share one of my favorite vinyl crafting hacks with you today that can save you even more money: using Glad Press'n Seal to transfer your vinyl!! Sounds crazy, I know. But it really works!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

To make a vinyl block, you'll need all your supplies:
  • 2x4 wood cut into the length you want (mine is about 4 1/2 inches)
  • Paint (I love this Americana Peony Pink)
  • Vinyl cut into the design or quote you love
  • Glad Press'n Seal
Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start by painting your block. For best coverage, I paint between 3-4 coats. Let each coat dry completely before adding a new one. You can also sand the edges of the block to give a more distressed look.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Now, here's the trick! Most vinyl transfer tape/paper can cost around $9.99 for about 6 feet, where you can purchase 70 feet of Glad Press'n Seal for only $2.96 at Walmart! Pretty sure we can all afford 4¢ per foot (saving around $1.62 per foot), right?!

Cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal to fit your vinyl and grab a vinyl scraper or credit card.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Lay the tacky side of the Glad Press'n Seal down over the vinyl. Gently run the scraper over the Glad Press'n Seal to help it really stick to the vinyl. I also love that the Glad Press'n Seal is clear so that I can see what I'm doing!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start at one corner and slowly peel up the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl sticks to it just like transfer tape. If you have some stubborn vinyl that isn't sticking to the Glad Press'n Seal, just lay the Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape it a little more until the vinyl sticks.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Lay the Glad Press'n Seal with the vinyl sticky side down on the block. Put in on lightly so you can easily shift it if needed. Here's another time the Glad Press'n Seal being clear is super helpful. You can see exactly where you're placing it, so you are less likely to put it on crooked!!

Once you've got the vinyl in place, use the scraper and press the vinyl down. Scrape all over the vinyl so you get the entire design stuck to the block.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Start at one corner and slowly peel the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl should stay stuck to the block and the Glad Press'n Seal comes right off. If you have any vinyl that hasn't stuck to the block, lay the vinyl and Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape the area until it sticks.

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

Now your vinyl block is complete! Feel free to reuse the Glad Press'n Seal pieces for other vinyl projects. I've noticed it starts to lose it's tackiness after about 3 uses, but at that price, I can afford to use a fresh piece every time!

Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack at artsyfartsymama.com

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14 comments:

  1. Genius! I'll have to get a roll of this to keep around in case I run out of transfer tape. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great idea! I love this block for Summer. I might need to make one.

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  3. How cool! I am SO not crafty.. but your vinyl posts always make me feel like i really need one of those machines! ;)

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  4. Awesome... I needed this right now..

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  5. That is a great idea! I hate transfer paper, it has never worked for me! But I need to find some great vinyl...mine sucks!

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  6. This is brilliant! I love that you can see through this much better than the transfer paper.

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  7. WHAT?! This is SUCH an awesome hack and a serious savings! Andplusalso, I love the hot pink and white combo!

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  8. How cool! I stopped using my vinyl awhile ago because I had the hardest time transferring it. Can't wait to pull it back out and try this!

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  9. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing such a great tip!

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  10. OMG what a great hack. Diane

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  11. I DONT HAVE A VINYL MACHINW WHAT CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE WHAT ELSE CAN YOU USE IT ALSO INSTEAD OF WOOD KOVE YOUR BLOG JUST DISCOVERED IT

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  12. My press and seal is leaving a yucky residue on my vinyl...Do you have this too? If so what do you clean it off with?

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  13. The Press 'n Seal won't stick at all to my vinyl. I'm using Cricut's Premium Outdoor Glossy.

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