Grafix ClingVinyl: Red, White, Blue
Assorted glassware: mugs, vase, votive candle holders
Digital die-cutting machine
Star digital cut file
Scissors or paper trimmer
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Cling film is easy to layer. If you have any trouble getting cut pieces to stick to glass, simply wet the back of the top layer.
1. Measure around glass item and create star border in size required using your computer. For mugs shown, size star to 1” and replicate to fill page. Draw rectangle around column of stars to create 1½”x10½” design. Excess stars can be used to decorate other items (such as small glasses in photo).
2. Adjust cut settings on digital die cutting machine as needed. (Projects shown were created on the original Silhouette machine and the settings that worked best were no mat, pink-capped blade, speed of three and thickness of 20.) Die cut star border design from cling film.
3. Cut strips of cling film in varying widths to create stripes using scissors or paper trimmer. Apply cut cling film onto glassware as shown. Cling film adheres itself to any smooth surface without an adhesive.
Here’s another fun summer option for cling film! In this set, surfboard and sun images are scaled to fit the glass pieces and die cut in various colors, creating plenty of designs to mix and match.