This week I spent some time organizing my home and while in my little laundry room decided that it needed a sprucing up. That’s when it hit me to add a bit of decorative vinyl to my washer and dryer.
I love how it turned out and was pleasantly surprised by my husband’s reaction. He loved how it looked which is a HUGE compliment, as he doesn’t usually pay much attention to my craft projects. lol
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Materials Needed To Decorate Your Machines
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Transfer Tape – This transfer tape on Amazon is reasonably priced and works great.
- Cutting Mat – I used a 24″ mat for this project. Mat size will depend on your project size.
- Weeding Tools
- Cricut Maker or your favorite electronic cutting machine.
- Design #121 Washer and Dryer Cut Files – Free SVG/DXF/EPN/PNG cut files (available in my Freebie Vault—get the password at the bottom of this post).
Upload, Cut and Apply
We’ll walk through the steps I took to cut and apply these designs to my washing machine and dryer.
Once you’ve downloaded the design from my Freebie Vault (my free library just for subscribers). Unzip the download folder and upload the designs to your cutting machine software. I used my Cricut Maker for this project.
I recommend measuring the space available on your washer and dryer prior to starting. On my machines, I had almost 20″ diameter on the window portion of my machine doors. Because machines can vary, I saved this design with each element separately so it can be easily customized and sized to fit your needs.
For my project, I decided to cut the entire piece at 16″ tall. Because of the machine cut size limits of 11.5″, I decided to split the circle portion in half. I selected the top 3 portions and attached. Then repeated the process with the bottom portion.
One the project is sized correctly on screen, you’re ready to “Make It”.
After clicking “Make It”, Cricut Design Space will take you to the Prepare Mats screen. On this screen, you can rotate and move pieces. In order to conserve vinyl, I decided to fit the cut pieces together like a puzzle. Select one of the pieces on the mat by clicking once, then a box will appear where you will be able to select to move the object.
Next, you’ll choose which mat where you want to move the piece.
Lastly, on the Prepare Mats screen, move the pieces so that none of the edges overlap. The photo above shows how I placed the pieces for the Dry cuts.
For this project, I used about 40″ of a roll of Cricut Vinyl in linen that I’ve had in my stash a long time.
I find it difficult to place vinyl straight on the 24″ mat. I move the cover to the mat down to expose only about 6″. Next, place the vinyl piece so that it starts straight, then remove the entire mat cover and place the rest of the vinyl.
Once you’ve cut the vinyl, weed all the excess and then place the transfer tape.
I applied the vinyl in the same sections as I cut them after cleaning the doors with a Clorox wipe.
Repeat the application process for each section on both your washer and dryer.
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