DIY Custom Aquarium Decal ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

DIY Custom Aquarium Decal


This is a super short post, but after my long-winded weekly wrap-ups it's nice to have something short, sweet, and to the point.

Remember a couple weeks ago when I gave you a sneak peek of a project that I worked on for my mom?  I showed you our turtles Bertha and Kobe swimming around happily in their aquarium.

Welcome to their new home!


Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets


My sister bought Bertha when she was in college and brought her home once she graduated.  My mom decided that she needed a friend, so she bought and named Kobe.  She loves her Lakers, which she passed down to us!

Anyways, I had seen a few projects with vinyl that I was itching to try out.  Of course, I had already done my magnetic inspiration boards and with the Silhouette still up and running, I decided to put together a decal for my mom's aquarium.

Here's the before:


Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets


She provided me with the measurements and picked her favorite font from a few of my suggestions, and I designed the rest.

I think it turned out pretty great!


Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets


Here's a close-up of our third turtle with the model below...  :)  And another view of the text, which is cute in person!


Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets


Lastly, here are Bertha and Kobe under the wrong spots.  Either they're trying to trick me, or it's possible that turtles don't know how to read.


Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets


This is such a whimsical, fun project that I'm on the lookout for more things to cover in vinyl!  Hmmmm, what to do next...

What's your newest craft obsession?



Custom Aquarium Decal on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #diy #craft #vinyl #pets



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19 comments:

  1. How cute! I love it! I've been wanting a fish tank for the longest and I never thought to decorate it!

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    1. I think it's a fun addition to the aquarium for sure. For a little while the turtles thought they had a new friend, until they realized he didn't move!

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  2. That looks fabulous! You could use that on mirrors or cabinets with glass windows too :)

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  3. This is too cute! and such an original idea!
    I'd love to have an aquarium - unfortunately so would our 4 cats :(
    visiting from the Sew darn crafty blog hop!

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    1. Ha! It was such a big pane of glass, that I had an itch to cover it (somewhat) especially since visitors were always asking my mom what their names were. Problem solved!

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  4. Very cute! My sister in law gave me a "Beware of Attack Turtle" sign that I keep perched on top on my turtle's tank :)

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    1. Funny! I'm pretty sure that Kobe would attack, but Bertha gets scared and runs/swims away even if we're feeding her. Silly girl. :)

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  5. What a clever idea!Love the litle turtle! Thank you for sharing at Monday Funday! Take care! Bonnie

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    1. Initially, I suggested putting "Bertha & Kobe" on the glass. It only came to me later to have a turtle picture instead of an ampersand, and I'm glad it did!

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  6. Aww so cute! They look like they love it! :) Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

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    1. They do! They were seriously fascinated with the application process and splashed up a storm the whole time. :)

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  7. That is really so cute. Thanks so much for linking up this week. :)

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  8. Cute! There is no limit to what you can do with vinyl!!!!
    Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Amy from www.commona-myhouse.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! The ideas are just running through my head like crazy...

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  9. So cute! My daughter wants a turtle so badly...I will keep this in mind as a cute way to decorate the tank when she gets one.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party!
    KC

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    1. Great! I toyed with a few other ideas, but this is the one that my client (my mom) liked best. :)

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  10. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope you have time to link up again this week!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-9.html

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