Monday, November 15, 2010

Princess Party Week - Accessory Tubs

Did y'all know you can make glitter vinyl??

What is a princess party without Princess Gear?? Thanks to my love of ebay and ebay's close friend, Oriental Trading Company, I was able to invest in some princess accessories to set the tone for the party. After all, what little girl doesn't love to play dress up? I got crowns off of ebay  and necklaces, bracelets, and rings at OTC to set out for the girls to princess-ify themselves.  The ebay seller of the crowns was cheapbids4u and from the picture in the listing I really wasn't expecting too much, but they ended up being really high quality for the price  - sturdy and very sparkly!

The crafty details:

These are two dollar tubs from Target and the "Princess" is from Once Upon A Princess, and the "gear" uses the font on Nursery Rhymes.  I used some purple vinyl to cut the princess phrase at 2 inches, and the "gear" at one inch. I also added an inked circle of grungeboard with a Prima flower on it (so I can use that flower again!!)

How did I get the vinyl to get its bling on?? My trusty Xyron off course. I cut the layers in white vinyl and ran them through the Xyron. Now this process is not for the weak glitter-hearted, because when you peel it off both sides are sticky, so you kind of have to stick it to your finger, shake the glitter on, brush off the excess and apply quickly. The results are so cool though, it is totally worth it.

I set these on a table near the entrance to the movie theatre so the girls could accessorize as they came in, and it also ended up being a party hot spot, as they spent a good deal of the party running back and forth to get more bling!


  1. I assumed this was glittery vinyl. You put it through the Xyron!? Wow!

  2. This is so awesome! You are one clever and totally cool Mom! I'm sure this was the best birthday party ever! I invite you to share this on our post about vinyl at (Wed. 11/24) We would be excited to have your blog showcased with the HoneyBees!!