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DIY Vinyl Weeding Lightbox

A few weeks ago I had a reader contact me bragging on her husband and the light box he made her for weeding vinyl.  Ohhh emmmm gee, you guys, I'm still drooling over this thing which is why I decided I just HAD to share this with all of you so you can make one, too.

DIY, do it yourself, vinyl weeding lightbox, tumber holder

Tammi's husband Tim made her a light box using some basic hardware supplies.  He had them mostly around the garage - but you can buy everything on the supply list at the hardware store.

DIY, do it yourself, vinyl weeding lightbox, tumber holderWhat's cool about the 16x16"  light box is it's made specifically for weeding vinyl.  You can lay the vinyl right on the top, flip on the light, and the cut lines are made extremely clear. No more accidentally putting the hook into the actual vinyl decal.

Check out how easy the lines are to see when the vinyl is illuminated with the back light.

DIY, do it yourself, vinyl weeding lightbox, tumber holder, Silhouette School

BUT my favorite part of this lightbox design is that there's a cup holder that's also illuminated.  (The holder is sized to accommodate up to a 32 oz tumbler.)

Have you ever tried to put a vinyl design on a cup, mug or tumbler while trying to hold it?  Yeah it's impossible. I don't know about you, but I end up squeezing it between my legs or struggling with it while it tries to roll away on the table.  This designs holds the cup in place - and still - so the vinyl can easily be applied!  No more wrestling!

DIY, do it yourself, vinyl weeding lightbox, tumber holder

If any of you followed my old blog, Two It Yourself, - the one that has been neglected since Silhouette School took over my life - you know my background is in DIY.  Soo....guess where I'm heading? To the hardware store and then to my garage to use these lightbox plans to build a new toy for my craft room! 

If you're interested in the plans, you can get them here for just a small fee.

Note: I am receiving no compensation for sharing this awesome idea with all of you - I just thought it was way too cool not to share! 

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1 comment

  1. I have a lightbox. I never thought to use it for weeding vinyl. Genius!!


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