If you or a family member have ever said I don’t care when you’re deciding what to do, then you’re going to love this awesome vinyl project! Thanks to Expressions Vinyl for providing me with the vinyl for this project. While I received free product, Expressions Vinyl is the only place I ever order vinyl from anyway!
I am so excited to be participating in a week long vinyl palooza along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers. All vinyl, all the time. And we’re even giving you the chance to win a $100 gift card to Expressions Vinyl and an awesome new book with tons of ideas for how to use all that vinyl just won, so don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
This I don’t care bucket list project is one that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, okay well maybe just since I put together this huge list of summer bucket list ideas! It feels like every time my husband and I ask the question where should we go for dinner or what should we do this weekend, it’s always the same answer – I don’t care.
Neither of us has a strong opinion about anything, so it takes us way longer than necessary to decide. And when you have a two-year-old with a very short attention and awake span, we don’t have time to waste not caring. I created this I don’t care bucket list and put it up in a spot in our house that is easily accessible. The basic idea is that at the beginning of the month (or whenever) we’ll write down a bunch of places we’ve been wanting to eat, date nights that we would like to go on but never seem to, and things that would be fun to do as a family. Those are just the three categories I came up with; you could easily make this work for your own family. I created buckets for each of the three categories by adding Expressions Vinyl labels to the front and then added a clipboard with the “I don’t care bucket list” name along with a piece of paper and pen for adding additional ideas when they come up. Now instead of spending all night trying to decide where to go, when we don’t care or can’t decide on somewhere, we’ll just pull an idea out of the hat and go with it. Perfect for anyone who has an “I don’t carer” in the house.
- Mini buckets for each of your categories
- Silhouette Cameo
- Expressions Vinyl – I used pink indoor adhesive vinyl and black indoor adhesive vinyl
- Expressions Vinyl transfer tape
- Baking Twine
- Party banner anchors
Step 1 – Decide on your categories then cut out your words in vinyl using your Silhouette Cameo or other die cutting machine.
Step 2 – Remove the vinyl from the Silhouette and cut around each of your words.
Step 3 – Remove the excess vinyl (the part that wasn’t cut out) from around your cut out words.
Step 4 – Put the vinyl down on a hard surface and using a weeding tool carefully weed out the small pieces of the letters like the middle of the D, A, etc. And no the thing shown in the picture is not a weeding tool, but I couldn’t find my weeding tool so this was a good second option.
Step 5 – Cut a small piece of transfer tape in the same size as your word. Remove the backing from the transfer tape and carefully stick the transfer tape to the vinyl letters making sure to cover each letter completely. Using a credit card or a vinyl application tool, smooth out any bubbles and make sure the transfer tape completely adheres to the vinyl letters.
Step 6 – Remove the backing from the vinyl. Apply the vinyl letters to the surface of the bucket or the clipboard and use the vinyl application tool to smooth out any wrinkles.
Step 7 – Carefully remove the transfer tape and admire your handiwork.
Step 8 – Hang the clipboard on a wall with the paper and pen attached. Right below and on either side of the clipboard mount a party banner anchor.
Step 9 – String the buckets on a piece of baking twine and hang from the party banner anchors.
Step 10 – Write down ideas for all of your categories on small pieces of paper and fill your buckets. Next time someone says they don’t care or you can’t come up with something to do, grab a slip of paper and do it.
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