Fabric in Vinyl Frames {Tutorial}

Do you want to win a Silhouette Portrait? Yeah, I thought you did!

I want to tell you about the awesome adhesive vinyl promotion Silhouette is running AND give away a Silhouette Portrait! Seriously! I’m THRILLED to give this away. My Silhouette is my favorite crafting tool, and one of you is going to get one of your very own!


UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.


But first I want to show you what I made with my Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette vinyl I got.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed my two favorite things are fabric and vinyl. So when I wanted to add a little pop of color to Miss Molly’s room, I knew that mixing the two would turn out really cute.

I made these little vinyl frames and stuck some fabric inside, and they really bring some great color to the room!

Would you like to make your own? All you’ll need is fabric, adhesive vinyl, and some transfer tape.

I used scrap fabric in colors that match her room, and Silhouette brand vinyl.

I downloaded some scalloped frames from the Silhouette store and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo.

I peeled out the “negative space” inside the frame and placed it right on my fabric so I would know how to cut my fabric. You’ll need to cut about 1/4 inch bigger than the inside of your frame.

Then I took my transfer tape and stuck it on my vinyl, then pulled  off the paper backing.

After my vinyl was on my transfer tape, I added the fabric that I had cut to size.

Make sure you put the right side of the fabric onto the sticky side of the vinyl and the transfer tape. And make sure you smooth it flat.

 Then stick it right up on the wall and peel your transfer tape off.

Make sure you peel it at an angle, starting on the corner.

Since the vinyl frames are bigger than your fabric, they’ll hold it up on the wall.

Fabric and vinyl are both such a great way to add little pops of color into your decor, so having them both together is really a win-win for me.

But, if you don’t want to use fabric, you could use this same technique to frame cute scrapbook paper, or photographs.

Cutting vinyl is what I use my Silhouette most for. In fact, I have a whole section for vinyl projects on my sidebar —->

Now is a great time to get a Silhouette of your own. This promotion is for the Silhouette Portrait, which cuts 9 inches, like the vinyl I used today.

Or, if you already have a craft cutter, make sure you pick up some vinyl. The vinyl discounted in the promotion is all 9 inch by 10 foot rolls.  This vinyl used to cost $14.99. They reduced that price to $9.99 as it is. The 25% promotional discount is on the previously discounted $9.99 price and so, comparing it to the old $14.99 price, the discount is HUGE! Seriously, it’s a great price. And the vinyl is good quality!

To take advantage of these fantastic deals, you’ll need this special link and promo code: CORDUROY

{discounts valid April 18 through April 26}

Want to win a Silhouette Portrait? One lucky reader will win a Silhouette PORTRAIT!

Use the link/widget below to enter the giveaway:

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This is a quick giveaway, so enter while you can! Giveaway ends Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 pm ET! 

I’ll announce the winner on Sunday morning, so if you aren’t the winner, you’ll still have time to take advantage of this awesome promotion.

*Disclaimer–Entrants must be U.S. residents and 18 years or older to participate.

One winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 24 hours

to claim it or another winner will be chosen.


  1. Roxy B says

    Your blog well rounded, I think but I always enjoy seeing creative things with thrift store items. I know we can’t always recreate exact items but the inspiration goes along way. 🙂 And its fun to live vicariously anyway!

  2. Kerri says

    Some tutorials on sewing projects as I would love to start sewing for my little girl and have no idea where to start

  3. Lauren says

    This is pretty awesome! I’ve been wanting one FOREVER! Just ask Tyler. 😉 But in all seriousness I do love your projects on here!

  4. Kelse Rich says

    I would LOVE to win this. I would also like to see more sewing projects. Your little girls skirts are darling!

  5. Colleen U. says

    You have no idea how much I would LOVE to win this!!! I would love to see diy and home decor projects, as well as organization tips and printables in the future on the blog.

  6. Holly Tullis says

    I love a lot of your projects and posts, but the post I’m really hoping to see is your cafe shelves in your kitchen. They look so great! Thanks for the giveaway, Nat. I miss living by you! 🙂

  7. Carrie Wadman says

    Your blog is awesome & I love what you’ve done in your new house! I would love to see recipe organization & menu planning. My family would probably appreciate it too.

  8. Kristina Tensmeyer says

    I would like to see some decoration ideas for boys room and also decoration ideas for kitchen!

  9. Christy B says

    My sister has a vinyl cutter and makes the cutest family name blocks. I’ve wanted to try the same, but can’t justify buying one just to try it!

  10. Tami says

    How did I not see this in her room today when I went in there? I should have looked around! It’s totally cute. I would love to see more fabric cutting things using the silhouette. I bet there’s some really cool things you could do with it, especially for quilting or something.

  11. Marion says

    I love all kind of projecs and ideas. But maybe.. something for the garden… summer starts and I love beeing outside.

  12. Brady Haws says

    Guys can use these too right? I can think of several things (manly things) I could do with this. BTW I think Molly’s room is darling.

  13. Shawnee H says

    I’d like to see boy things too: for the room, using the cameo to decorate clothes, etc.! (BTW, when I pulled up your blog, Barrett said, “hey, that’s Molly’s house!”)

  14. Nitasha Evans says

    I would love to see a variety of ideas for boys’ nurseries/bedrooms! My son’s nursery is so boring! The walls are practically bare!

  15. lara r says

    I have girls so I am always looking for ideas for them. My 7 year old has been asking for an older looking room so that would be helpful to have some ideas!

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