After being a Silhouette owner for a little bit over a year (and using it exactly ONCE in that time frame), I have finally decided to stop being intimidated by the new-to-me technology and just jump in. And you know what? I LOVE it!!! The software is actually much more intuitive than I expected, not to mention that there are countless tutorials all over the net for this thing. I’ve turned into a vinyl-cutting fool!
Of course being a visual person who loves organization, I had to get all my pretty vinyl somewhere nice, neat, and accessible. So I hung it on an otherwise unused section of wall in my craft room. The space is *just* wide enough for 2 rolls of vinyl side-by-side. If I had a few more inches I would have framed it like I did my pegboard wall and my design wall (pics to come soon!) but as I was short on space here I couldn’t do that. I just love how cheery and colorful all that vinyl looks in that spot, though. And it’s super easy to get to.
I used 3 simple items to make this: 3/8″ wooden dowels, cup hooks and screw eyes. I cut the dowels down to about 25″, to hold two 12″ rolls of vinyl. I put a screw eye into each end of each dowel, and then put the cup hooks directly into the wall, spaced 3″ apart up and down. Now I can just unhook an end, slide off the roll of vinyl, and re-hook the dowel.
I briefly contemplated painting the dowels white, but decided not to bother since not much of them shows anyway.
This was so super easy and I love the result! Isn’t it pretty?