Mo’ for the Cause

My office is my favorite room in our home.  It’s full of all the things that bring joy and happiness to me and I love spending time in it.

This is my Ikea Hemnes dresser. It’s the best thing I ever did for my office.  It looks great, is just the right height for me, has the perfect amount of storage and is the perfect fit for this wall space. Plus I got a lovely gift card from the Farmers Mama for my birthday so it was almost free – bonus.

Hemnes_Dresser

I love that I can use it as a workspace too.  It’s just the right size for making smaller things like hair pieces, cards and headbands but today the project involves my vinyl word art.

In my Movember post I mentioned I am going to the Mo Sistas Soirée this Thursday.  They’re having a silent auction so I wanted to donate something.  I love using vinyl decals for auctions because they’re so versatile and affordable and everyone loves them.

I wanted to make something relevant so I asked Anita (the owner of Wordplay) if she could come up with something for me and of course she did and it was better than I imagined. Where else can you get something this unique? The answer to that is nowhere but Wordplay Designs.

Movember_Tiles

I know I say this a lot but these are really some of the easiest projects to do.  It takes a tile, some vinyl art and about 10 minutes of your time.

I picked up some beautiful 13×13 tiles from Home Depot a few weeks ago and this is what my vinyl is going onto.  Wipe down the tile and make sure it’s dry.  Step one – done.

Step two – the vinyl decal.  When you receive it, it will come rolled up with a backing piece, the vinyl decal in the center and a masking tape top.

Movember_Tile

Peel the backing away from the vinyl and masking tape first.

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Center it onto the tile carefully.  If you don’t push down you can easily lift it up and adjust it if it’s not quite where you’d like it.

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Once it’s positioned the way you’d like it, take a plastic scraper (or plastic credit card) and gently push down making sure there’s no air bubbles under the graphic.  After it’s secured with no air bubbles, press harder to secure the vinyl permanently.

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Now it’s time to peel off the masking tape top.  Start in one corner and work your way down and across to the opposite corner lifting carefully to ensure all portions of the vinyl are attached.

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That’s it, you’re done!  The tiles pictured are done in gold sparkle and silver sparkle vinyl and they made a really cool item for a really cool cause.

Movember_Tiles

The Soiree sells out every year so if you want to go, make sure you visit their Eventbrite page to get your tickets.

Let the Mo’ craziness begin – it’s almost here so register a team and start raising awareness today.  Every bit helps and the men in our lives deserve it.

I must ‘stache for now, but I’ll see you Thursday at the Soiree.  Kim.

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