A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to make vinyl decals and how to cut vinyl decals. So now let’s talk about ways to use vinyl decals. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “if it doesn’t move, monogram it”? (One of my favorite mottos that I adhere to as a good Southern girl; I think it’s attributed to Reese Witherspoon, a good Southern girl if ever there was one.) Well, I think the same thing can be said about vinyl decals. If you have something that doesn’t move (lazy old dogs and couch potatoes don’t count), you can stick a vinyl decal on it.
The possibilities are endless. Even though I think I’ve mastered the technique, I’ve only scratched the surface in my use of vinyl decals. But I’m always on the lookout for inspiration and other ways to use vinyl decals. I thought you might be, too. So off to Pinterest I went to scout some ideas for me and you.
I brainstormed a list and then started searching Pinterest for more ideas. My little list of ways to use vinyl decals was a drop in the bucket. And the list grew and grew. And it’s still growing.
75 Awesome Ways to Use Vinyl Decals
Disclaimer: When possible, I’ve made every effort to give you links to the original source of the vinyl decals. I am in no way affiliated with any of these links.
Iron~On Vinyl Decals
These 2 bags show you just how cute a plain purchased tote bag can become with a little imagination. Your vinyl decal can be simple with 1 color or multidimensional with 2 colors.
We all love pillows to decorate our homes. And pillows with writing and images that evoke the esthetic of our home is even better. Holidays especially lend themselves to using vinyl decals to decorate pillows. Whether it’s a monogram, a word or a saying, vinyl decals are a super easy way to add personality to our personal space.
What’s cuter than a t~shirt or a onesie with a saying on it? Iron~on vinyl decals (sometimes called transfers) add so much individuality to a simple piece of clothing.
The great thing about vinyl decals is that the vinyl paper comes in so many colors and finishes from matte to shiny to glittery. These uses can be practical, strictly decorative or both.
Vinyl Decals for Labels
Let’s count the places
- laundry room
- kitchen pantry
In the Laundry Room
- cleaning supplies ~ these are the vinyl decals I made for our laundry room makeover
- individual laundry baskets
In the Kitchen
- in the pantry for staples, such as flour, sugar, rice, pasta, nuts
- cutting boards
- utensil holders
- trash cans
- individual glasses, mugs, cups
In the Office
- filing drawers
- paper storage
- chargers, devices
- pins, makers
In the Craft or Sewing Room
- use to make stencils
In the Garage
- jars for screws, nuts, bolts, etc.
- sports equipment
- craft supplies
- zipper bags ~ here’s the vinyl decal I made for my granddaughter’s first grade zipper bag
In the Playroom
- wall art
In the Bathroom
- cleaning supplies
In the Closet
Ways to Use Vinyl Decals as Art
Vinyl decals are not just for practical applications. They can be purely decorative. We have such beautiful fonts on the market today that you can be as creative as you want with lettering. Images, such as animals, cartoon characters and other pictures, can make a plain item look spectacular. Here’s some places to apply a vinyl decal that will have you smiling.
- walls ~ love these DIY gold wall art projects.
And these DIY how to use vinyl decals as wall art.
There are thousands of vinyl decals on the market that you can also purchase for huge wall art.
Vinyl Decals for Party Decorations
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few.
- place card tags
- wine glasses
- on gifts
- decorative pails
- wooden or paper mache letters
- Christmas ornaments
Some Random Uses for Vinyl Decals
- front doors
- flower pots
- yard art
- teacher gifts
It kind of boggles the mind, how many ways there are to use vinyl decals. I’m not sure if I’ve even scratched the surface. But I hope I’ve given you some inspirations and ideas for how to use vinyl decals, especially as we go into the holiday season. When I started searching for ways to use vinyl decals, I had no idea that so many possibilities existed. If you don’t have a Cricut cutting machine or you’re not inclined to DIY vinyl decals, thousands of opportunities exist online to purchase them. Either way, vinyl decals are a great way to add pizazz, personality and punch to any home decor, party, or holiday.