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A few weeks ago we celebrated my oldest’s birthday with a fun Lego Movie themed birthday party, which, of course, meant a few fun craft and DIY projects. One of my favorites were these cute Bricksburg construction hats (just like Emmet’s) that were simple to make with my Silhouette and adhesive vinyl.
A big thanks to Expressions Vinyl for sending me some vinyl for this project! (P.S. There’s a sweet giveaway at the end of this post! Be sure to scroll to the end to see how you could win $100 Expressions Vinyl gift card plus a free copy of The Silhouette School eBook. Yay!)
Expressions Vinyl is one of my favorite places to get vinyl because they carry it in so many colors and styles and you can buy smaller pieces which means you don’t have to buy a whole roll of a color you just want a piece of. And then there’s my favorite thing – the bag of scrap vinyl! Every Wednesday you have the chance to buy a grab bag of scrap vinyl pieces for just five bucks. Fun, right? It is a great way to try different colors and patterns and is absolutely perfect for little projects like the one I’m sharing today.
Here’s What You Need:
- Plastic Construction Hats (I got these and they were perfect for kids five and under, but a bit small for kids over five)
- Adhesive Vinyl (I used a few small pieces from my scrap bag)
- A Silhouette or other cutting machine
- Transfer tape
- Weeding tool
- Scraper tool or credit card
- Bricksburg SVG file
Psst – If you are new to working with vinyl, check out Vinyl 101 – my beginner’s guide to working with vinyl right HERE.
Start by opening the file in your cutting tool’s software. You may need to trace the design to cut it. I always recommend doing a test cut with vinyl, so you don’t end up wasting a whole piece – that stuff is valuable! Once it is cut, weed out the negative space using your hook.
Next, cut a piece of transfer tape just a bit bigger than the vinyl piece. Peel of the backing, and lightly rub it onto the vinyl.
Peel up the tape, and the vinyl should come with it. Place it on the front of the hat and use the scraper tool or your credit card to transfer the vinyl to the hat.
Peel off the transfer paper, and you are all done and ready for a sweet Lego party!
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Comments + Project Love
Wendy Munoz says
I NEED this in my life! Thanks for the tip on bag of scrap vinyl definitely gonna check out the site!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Those are way cute–we love LEGO over here!
Hey girl, I miss your party and wanted to drop by and say hi! These hats are adorable and look amazing!
Aw so sweet! I know – I miss the party too! Thanks for saying hi, Ursula!