I {Heart} Crafting Vinyl...How to use it in your classroom

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, vinyl!  I use it all over my classroom.  I wanted to share with you a few examples, these are past examples because I have not been in my room yet for this year. :)

1. Name Tags.  Every year I use my Cricut to cut to great name tags for my students.  It is quick and easy and not something every classroom has. :)  They actually last longer than card stock laminated or traditional name tags.  I have had some students pick at the letters but that is normal for any name tag.  These pictures are from last spring.

2. Bulletin Boards.  Love cutting out titles and just slapping them up on the wall.

{Thought I had more pics of BB in my room :( }

3. Classroom Decor.  Love using vinyl to decorate regular object in the classroom.

4. Hand Sanitizer Bottles.  This is my FAVORITE way to use vinyl in the classroom because I can personalize it any way. Here are some I have made in the past.

I love vinyl so much I use it a lot in my home, for gifts, and parties.  Here are a few items I have made.

Can't wait to use more of it in this year's classroom set up!

*Note:  I have a computer program I use with my Cricut which allows me to use a variety of fonts and images.  This program is old and no longer compatible with the Cricut.


  1. Dumb question... How do you attach the vinyl to materials such as glass? Does it cling or do you use an adhesive? Looks great!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  2. It is sticky like a sticker! At least the vinyl I use is!

  3. Umm, what is crafting vinyl? I have yet to run across this product in all my crafty adventures. Looks like I should find out about it.

    1. They do have some available at craft store but you can also order it from Amazon and other retailers. Expression Vinyl has tons of kinds in different colors and sizes.

      room 4 imagination

  4. I love the way you have used vinyl. I especially like the way you have used it on students' desks. I usually tape paint chips onto my students' desk, but I like your vinyl idea better. Here's another silly question. Where would I buy vinyl? I agree with Gary's question...in the sense that, "What is crafting vinyl?" Are they the same as the ones that I would line my kitchen cupboards with?

  5. WOW! I have a Cricut and have used it to create bulletin board titles, signs, and gifts, but I haven't used the vinyl before - I had no idea it was so versatile! How awesome!
    Question: does it pull the paint when you take the BB titles down? Is it hard to get off the desks at the end of the year?
    I *LOVE* the santizer gift idea - too cute!
    Joy in the Journey

  6. you have made so many cute things. I have a cameo cutter and I have barely scratch the surface of what can be done. I thought I would experiment more this summer and I just haven't :-( you have inspired me to get on it sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing.

    room 4 imagination

  7. Love the names on your desks. I've got some vinyl classroom creations coming in my Monday Made It post next week! It is so versatile and easy to use. I've not made a lot of bulletin board letters yet, but that is on my list for this week!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans


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