So for years now, I have wracked my brain as to why my local craft store (Hobby Lobby) does not sell large, pre-cut vinyl adhesive letters. It has driven my crazy because those of us without vinyl cutting machines like the Cricut, want us some large sticky vinyl letters too so we can monogram and do other stuff.
So yesterday, I made a HUGE, life changing discovery at Hobby Lobby (world issues here, I know).. I went down this little known aisle at the back of the store that I swear had cobwebs. It’s the aisle for school projects like massive sized rulers and and large portfolios for storing art. Right smack in the middle of all the cobwebs was a stack of letters that I thought were just stickers for garage sales but as I looked closer, they were large vinyl permanent adhesive letters in every size, font and even gold foils! ‘m pretty sure I let out a loud squeal… Did I mention beautiful gold foil?!?
This is what they look like:
Look at this pretty gold foil:
Even better yet, they have multiples of one letter (like 5-8) and the whole package is $3.79 for the 1 inch size!!
I also searched the brand and found that there is a huge selection on Amazon as well here, for those of you not near a Hobby Lobby. Be sure and pick up the permanent ones and not the removable ones if you want to permanently monogram. Michaels may have them too, not sure..
Ok, let me show you why I am so excited about these vinyl treasures and what you can do with them and why you need to get you some…
For gift ideas, fill a jar with bubble bath and monogram using the 1″ inch size for the first and middle initial and then use the larger 2″ size for the last name initial in the middle:
Do the same letter layout on glass decorative dishes for holding jewelry, soaps or like I do on my desk for the little stuff:
The black letters are great too and you can do the same small/large letter monogram layout on almost anything! I used the 1″ and the 2″ letters for monogramming a cooler:
Nothing is safe right now in my house since I got my hands on these letters. I also monogrammed all my sketch books, calendars and binders:
If you’re never used vinyl adhesives before, it’s real easy! After you place your letters on an item, use a credit card to smooth out and they are attached, permanently. Again, be sure and pick up the permanent letters and not the removable.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mrs. Delightful says
I love this idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Laura J says
I hope you don’t have a dog — nothing stationary appears to be safe in your house at the moment.
Love the monogrammed day planner, and I may steal that idea.
Too bad they don’t come in those fancy swirly monogram fonts — but maybe soon . . . . .
I love a person that doesn’t give up! Everything turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing.
Mary Ruth Kozma says
Love this idea! I thought you were going to show how to spray paint the black letters! I can only imagine your excitement in seeing the gold ones, turning around and having no one to share it with! AWESOME for us that you shared your treasure find! Thank you!
Ha! Yes, I was so wishing I had someone to hug! LOL! It’s the little stuff like this that really makes me tingly! Ha! Love that you always relate to these little crafty joys Mary Ruth! Cheers friend! xo
Sarah Pearson says
Can you do these permanent vinyl letters on socks?
I saw on etsy that they have wrote
“If you can read this, bring me a glass of wine” its really cute, but I would like to see if I can make these
Oh, thanks so much Cyndy!
I follow your blog and love so much of what you do.
gifted the Monogrammed Christmas Ball Ornaments a couple of years ago. This makes another gift idea, now I think I will be working on Christmas gifts soon.
i just love this. thank you,
aw, thank you so very much for your kind words! Girl, you know I’m gonna be monogramming those ornaments with gold foil for Christmas! Imagine on white! Ha! I’m right there with you, it’s gonna be a monogrammed Christmas!
Thank you for stopping by e!!
Need to make a run to Hobby Lobby apparently. I searched high and low there this summer looking for some, and like you could not believe they didn’t carry any! Thanks for sharing.
Pam @ Simple Details says
Those are too fun! Great find, Cyndy!
Laura S says
Everything you share or create is always so fabulous! This one is no different!! Thanks for the tip to look for the permanent letters. I’d probably buy the temporary ones, if I didn’t know to look. I do have a cutting machine, but rolls of vinyl can get pricey. This is the smart way to go!! TFS!!
Thank you! I went on a hunt two weeks ago for Vinyl lettering and was SO frustrated. I needed to make a road sign, and I want to transpose or trace onto art and furniture but don’t want to buy a cricket. I had to freehand it, and it wasn’t as clean as I’d liked. I didn’t see these at Hobby Lobby but will go back to find these.
Cyndy, I can’t wait to try these. What an adorable way to personalize your own things plus make darling gifts for friends and family. Thanks for sharing.
Kim @ Vintage Pretties says
This is a super cute idea. I love it when someone (like you!) takes something so basic & makes it completely stylish. There are so many possibilities with this.
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Hey!! Thank you SO much for this post and the previous one where you had cut out the letters. I have been wanting to personalize a water bottle for my boyfriend for christmas but everyone online makes you order them in bulk **loud angry groan** sooo follow up question!! Would this work on a basic, plastic, contigo water bottle and would it permanently stay on after washing it?? Thank you again and again!!
Love this! so where would one get the type of bottle you put bubble bath in?