Spring and summer are wedding season, which means lots of bachelorette get-togethers! Custom sunglasses are an easy project that can be put together quickly and sold for your business. This is the perfect project for your scrap vinyl, so bust out those cutting mats and get started.
- Silhouette Cameo (other vinyl cutters can be used, but this tutorial will cover Silhouette)
- Cutting mat
- Sign vinyl scraps – FDC 4200 used for this project.
- Transfer tape – AT-65 used in this tutorial.
- Weeding tool – buy the weed edge here.
1. Make Your Design
Go to the Design Page Settings tab and select CAMEO under Cutting Mat.
Type out “Team Bride” or your text of choice in Silhouette Studio.
Click on the text box to create a gray box around it.
With that box selected, choose a font from the Font Style window on the right. I used the font, Freshman here.
Click on one of the corners of the selection box and drag it smaller to decrease the size of the text.
2. Cut Your Material
Load your cutting mat into the Cameo. Make sure that the mat lines up with the guide on the left.
Check your cut settings for the material you are using. For the FDC decal vinyl, I did: Blade: 3, Speed:5, Thickness: 4. I slowed my speed down because my design was smaller.
Press Send to Silhouette.
Once the design is done cutting, Unload your mat and take the vinyl off.
Use your weeding tool to take out the excess vinyl from the design.
3. Apply Your Design
Cut a piece of transfer tape and smooth it over the cut vinyl design. Use your scraper to make sure to burnish (smooth) the tape onto the vinyl.
Lift up the transfer tape with the vinyl attached to it.
Place your tape and vinyl on the side of the sunglasses.
Use your scraper again to burnish the vinyl onto the side of the sunglasses. If you are having trouble with the vinyl sticking, the heat from a blow dryer can help!
Lift off the tape from the vinyl and your custom sunglasses are done!
These sunglasses are a great item to make for a bachelorette or sell in your shop. Add a bridesmaid name on the side or a date for an easy upsell.
- .10 in vinyl
- $1-$2 in sunglasses. (pack of 10 for 21 here on Amazon)
- $7 for Team Bride
- $10 for custom name as well.
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