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For the longest time, I have had these large glass vases from the Dollar Tree in my craft storage bench. While I love the size and the weight of the vases for flowers, they definitely needed some kind of design upgrade before they can be displayed.
It’s nearly summer and I am definitely still loving tropical inspired home decor. Just the right touch can give your home a subtle summer upgrade without screaming, “someone must have had a luau party.”
For this DIY flamingo vase, I use my Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Adhesive vinyl in Flamingo (pink) and Caribbean (teal blue). For the dark turquoise lettering, I love Oracle’s 651 line in the color turquoise blue.
If you have never applied vinyl to glass, know that you will need some kind of transfer tape as well. This keeps your design aligned and makes it easier to adhere to your product. I use clear contact paper— its cheaper and works just as well as traditional transfer tape.
I found some awesome vector files of palm leaves and flamingos that are free for commercial use. Unfortunately, I found out that you cannot share projects from Cricut Design Space if there are vector files that you uploaded. I can’t find an explanation for this, but that is the conclusion I came to after some Google searching.
So instead of easily sharing my whole design, I have uploaded png files of the two vectors, scaled to size. You can find the flamingo here and it is scaled to about 3.5 inches in height. The palm leaves are also scaled to size, and you can download the cut file here. Simply upload both files into Cricut Design Space as cut files (not print and cut). If you want to start with my Design Space canvas with the Tropical Vibes text, you can access it here.
I find that its easiest to lay down the palm leaves first with transfer tape and then do the flamingo in the middle. If you have any trouble with your transfer tape (or contact paper), try smoothing the tape on the glass with a credit card. Lettering, especially a thinner handwritten font, can sometimes be difficult to adhere to glass.
Enjoy the cut files. If you have any problems accessing the downloads, please post a comment.