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DIY personalized laptop {decorate with vinyl} and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Disclosure: I received product in exchange for creating this project and writing this post. All opinions are 100% my own, and I would never recommend any product I wouldn’t use myself…. and I use Expressions Vinyl all the time… see? 

 This week, I’m heading to my first blogging conference (eeek!) I am so excited to join some of my favorite bloggers for a weekend of learning and fun! I’ll be toting along my new laptop with me, and I wanted to make it cute (of course), so I added a little vinyl to it. This is SO easy, and super cheap, but makes a huge statement. So today, I want to show you how I made my personalized laptop.


I couldn’t decide which color of vinyl I loved most, so I took a poll on instagram. The winner was this color, which looked blue, but is actually the mint indoor vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. I absolutely LOOOVE it.

(P.S… use this link, and code CREATIVEMOM at checkout, and you can save 10% on any Expressions Vinyl order through February 17th. SCORE!)

I started out by measuring my laptop. Then I cut my vinyl on my electronic craft cutter. Yes, I cut it without a mat… see how {here}.

 Once my vinyl was cut, I “weeded” out the negative space, or the part I didn’t want. So all I was left with was the cute pattern.

 Then, I used some contact paper, and stuck it straight onto my laptop.

 Peeling off the contact paper is always the best part!

You may notice there are a few little bubbles or wrinkles in my vinyl. Not to worry, I just took the back of my fingernail, and smoothed them out really fast.

 I even used some of my negative space and made this little design by my keyboard.

 And that’s it! Such a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to personalize your laptop. This would also work with the back of your tablet, your phone, or anything really.

The total cost of this project was under $2.00 (and I still have vinyl left over). That’s a lot of bang for your buck!

 Now, for the fun part…

A giveaway! You can enter to win a $25 Expressions Vinyl gift card, using the rafflecopter widget below.

But everyone’s a winner because you all get the discount code! (use this link, and code CREATIVEMOM at checkout, and you can save 10% on any Expressions Vinyl order through February 17th.)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

I love the way your laptop turned out. That would be super fun!


Tuesday 11th of February 2014

So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

So pretty I want to do that too!


Tuesday 11th of February 2014

I need this gift card! I have some things I need to make. Love your computer, it was eye catching this weekend!


Sunday 9th of February 2014

Nice meeting and hanging out with you at the Build Your Blog conference this weekend! I haven't customized my laptop yet, but you've inspired me to get on it.