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Spikers come 'blank' in 26 colors so they're perfect for customizing with vinyl. You can add a design on just one side or you can do what I did and make a wrap that goes all the way around.
Now because the top and bottom of the cup part are not exactly the same diameter I had to create a special template for the wraps. And because I love you all so much - and because I just know you're gonna buy up these Spikers in bulk (they are available in wholesale, after all!) - I figured I'd help you all out and share the beach spiker template and two wrap designs I created for free!
The first design is a split scallop design with "Happy Place" in a second color vinyl. Go ahead and download the cut file (below) and open it in Silhouette Studio. DO NOT RESIZE the file as it's sized to perfectly fit the Spiker. Just get on with the cutting!
Take the transfer tape with the vinyl on it and position it over the Happy Place vinyl design. Burnish the vinyl and then peel the transfer tape up. You should now have both parts of the design on one piece of transfer tape.
With the sticky side of the transfer tape up, place that vinyl backing piece (shiny side down onto the adhesive side of the vinyl) you saved from the scallops, over about 90% of the design. Just leave a small part of the vinyl exposed.
The exposed area is where you are going to start wrapping the vinyl wrap around the Spiker. The backing helps to make sure the rest of the design doesn't stick too early!
Slowly....pull the vinyl backing away as you continue to wrap the vinyl design around the Spiker. Pay close attention to where the top and bottom edge of the design hit the Spiker. Just take your time and it will go on straight and without any bubbles.
Once you've completely wrapped the vinyl design around the Spiker, begin peeling away the transfer tape, burnishing the vinyl onto the plastic Spiker as you go.
And that's all there is to it! Of course you can change the text in the middle to a name or another phrase. Just get creative!
The second design I'm sharing is a whale wrap which is more forgiving while applying the wrap to the Spiker since you don't need to be as exact about lining up the top and bottom.
Again, cut both portions of the design on two different color vinyls, layer them together, and then apply.
And just to get your creative juices flowing...here are a few other ways I've customized Beach Spikers with vinyl. They make awesome gifts for teachers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, party favorites, and even just a little treat for yourself.
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