I was going to wait and do this tutorial until I could get my hands on all of the Dollar Tree’s new Cricut products, but I saw so many people confused (as was I) and I wanted to help you guys out!
First off, if you don’t know what I am talking about, Dollar Tree has launched a whole bunch of new crafting supplies including vinyl tools, vinyl, transfer tape, faux leather, etc. You can see the haul I found on Instagram. So far, I’ve been quite impressed with the items I have used. The transfer tape is amazing! I don’t see any reason why it won’t be my go-to for now on; but today, let’s talk about the glitter vinyl!
To cut the vinyl on the Cricut, you are going to want to create a custom setting. If you are doing a large shape, you might be able to get away with the vinyl setting but for anything even a little intricate I suggest changing the pressure to 145. If you don’t know how to do that, here is a short tutorial.
What can I use the vinyl for?
I’ll be honest, this is not the best vinyl in the world. Even though it says permanent, I know my two-year-old could tear this off on the first try. That being said, I still think it has a place in my craft stash! First off, this would be great vinyl for paper projects. I like to use vinyl while scrapbooking to give a different dimension and make it so I don’t have to line everything up perfectly. It was also work great for a stencil or for a project that will be sealed with epoxy.
If you do want to use this vinyl for a more ‘typical’ project, keep the images large and insure it is a project that won’t get much wear and tear. That being said, it does stick. I have rubbed my hand back and forth on my little cup and the vinyl is not budging. Once you have the right setting, this vinyl is fun to use!
So, what are your thoughts? Will you be buying the Dollar Tree vinyl or other new craft items? Let me know in the comments! Happy craftin!