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DIY Kitchenaid Mixer using printable vinyl

Printable Vinyl has been one of my favorite medias to use with my Silhouette CAMEO for quite some time. It’s incredibly versatile and totally customizable. All of the projects you see below were created using printable vinyl and Silhouette Studio.

The first thing you’ll want to do when you’re dealing with print and cut is turn on your registration marks, this will give you an idea of how much space you have to work with. I always set my margins to the lowest setting so that I can maximize my amount of free space. To do this you simply drag the sliders marked 0.625 all the way down to 0.394.

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In this case, the design I’m using comes with the option of margins or no margins around the flowers. Since I’m going for the look of a painted mixer, I don’t want margins around my designs. Just right click to ungroup the designs and delete the unwanted text and shapes.

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Once you have your designs in place (inside the margins!) you’ll want to click the print button and send it to your printer. Your designs will print along with the black registration marks.

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BelowΒ is how your image will look once printed. At this point you just place your printed vinyl on your cutting mat and load it into the cutting machine. Set your blade to a 1 and click “send to Silhouette”. The machine will read the registration marks and perfectly cut around the printed designs. I placed one of the flowers on a black background so you can see how well the design was cut out.

Once you peel away the backing all you need to do is place your vinyl stickers on your mixer! I don’t use transfer tape for this because the stickers are thick enough to pick up and smooth down by hand. If you get a crease or bubble in your sticker, just peel it up and re-stick!

Comments (42)

  1. I’m in love!! What brand of printable vinyl are you using? The link just took me to the Cameo starter bundle. I’m desperate for some pretty watercolor flowers on my mixer now!!

    Sondra H
    Jan 11, 2016 Reply
    • Hi, Sondra! I am so happy that you like my mixer! Thank you for letting me know about the link. I updated it so it should take you to the right place now. πŸ™‚

      Jan 12, 2016 Reply
  2. Do you put anything over the printable vinyl in order to make it waterproof? Love how your mixer turned out 😍

    Jan 15, 2016 Reply
    • Yes! I used the premium vinyl laminate overlay from Expressions! You just layer it on top of your printable vinyl before you put it into the cutting machine! Thanks, I’m glad you like it! πŸ™‚

      Jan 22, 2016 Reply
  3. Is this thepremium vinyl laminate sheets?

    Feb 21, 2016 Reply
    • Yes ma’am, I used the vinyl laminate overlay on top of my printed design.

      Feb 21, 2016 Reply
  4. So cute

    Feb 22, 2016 Reply
    • thank you!! πŸ™‚

      Feb 29, 2016 Reply
  5. How do you do the template for the keyboard?

    Feb 28, 2016 Reply
    • It was a lot of trial and error to get the right size for my Macbook Air. There doesn’t seem to be a template available anywhere. I can email you my template if that helps.

      Feb 29, 2016 Reply
  6. I couldn’t find the laminate sheets on the Expressions website…..

    Feb 28, 2016 Reply
  7. Hi! I was wondering would you be willing to make a set just lIke thoes for perchase? I am in love and so would like a set

    Feb 28, 2016 Reply
  8. I really love you mixer. Thank you for the tutorial. Now I need to do my new red mixer. Do you recommend any sites where I can get pretty flowers for the red mixer?

    Ida White
    Feb 29, 2016 Reply
    • Thank you! I’m so glad you like it! Are you a Silhouette user?

      Feb 29, 2016 Reply
  9. Hi! Absolutely in love with this!!! What is the program you used for the designs?!

    Jessica Lourenco
    Mar 10, 2016 Reply
    • Thanks! I used Silhouette Studio!

      Mar 13, 2016 Reply
  10. Cutest mixer EVER!

    kim west
    Mar 17, 2016 Reply
    • thank you!!! πŸ™‚

      Mar 21, 2016 Reply
  11. Hi, Kayla! Awesome tutorial! Not sure if you watch her show, but your mixer reminds me of the hand painted mixers featured on Ree Drummond’s “The Pioneer Woman” on Food Network. I am a Silhouette user, but I have never used print and cut. Should I be able to change the color of the Amy Robinson designs within Silhouette Studio so that I can choose another color that better matches my kitchen and mixer? I love the designs – would just like to alter the color.

    Thanks again for sharing! Your mixer looks just perfect! πŸ™‚

    Mar 21, 2016 Reply
    • Thank you! Ree’s mixer was 100% my inspiration for this project! I have been crushing on it for years but didn’t want to chance ruining my mixer with paint so vinyl stickers were the perfect solution!
      Unfortunately, you can’t alter the colors of this particular design. I bet you could find one in the design store that would work for you! The selection of florals is HUGE!

      Mar 21, 2016 Reply
  12. This is awesome! Would the same vinyl method work for decals on muhs or tumblers? Would it stay and be (hand)washable??

    Apr 5, 2016 Reply
    • Hi, Jaime! The printable vinyl does not work well on anything that has to be washed. Even with the vinyl overlay you will still have some water seep underneath and cause the ink to bleed. πŸ™ bummer, I know!

      Apr 13, 2016 Reply
  13. Would there be a way for me to buy the design and transfer it over to Cricut? I really want to use the design, but unfortunately I have a Cricut instead!

    Apr 5, 2016 Reply
    • I’m very familiar with the cricut design app. With cricut acsess they have these almost exact flowers free that are fully customizable in size in color. Using 8.5×11 clear Avery shipping labels ( weather resistant ) which holds up better to delicate cleaning design your florals print them on your inkjet printer and using the proper cutting setting peel and stick. The thinness of the label will help to avoid bubbling.

      Sep 9, 2017 Reply
  14. I’m not sure, I’m not familiar with their software but Silhouette Studio files are SVG files.

    Apr 13, 2016 Reply
  15. Love the design! I am ordering the supplies to make this next week. Do you know if I could use the same design sizes and measurement for my Silhouette Portrait? I am a newbie using my Silhouette and don’t want to make a mistake with one of my first projects. I want to give this a try but not sure how to convert the size for Portrait. Thank you for your help!

    Apr 28, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Janet, I hope I’m not to late to help you out! You can totally use the same design and sizes on your portrait, you would just put less on each sheet so that you end up with two sheets of decals instead of just one. Does that make sense?

      May 20, 2016 Reply
  16. Hi! This is so gorgeous. I am in love. How have your pretty little flowers held up? I use my mixer frequently & usually make a mess of it and it needs a good wiping down afterwards. I dont spray it with anything usually, but wipe down/scrub with a damp cloth.

    May 16, 2016 Reply
    • Thank you!! They have help up so well! They honestly still look the exact same as the day I put them on. They are covered with a clear vinyl overlay so it protects them from spills. I normally just end up with flower all over the place and thats easy to wipe away!

      May 20, 2016 Reply
  17. I stumbled across your website looking for decals to buy for my Mom’s new Pistachio Kitchenaid Mixer. Do you sell these flower cutouts? She loved yours and would like to purchase some. My email address is aubybaby720@gmail.com, I would love to hear from you.

    Emily Roberts
    Jun 12, 2016 Reply
  18. Hello! I am in LOVE with these flower! I have the same color mixer and was wondering if you could make the flowers for me?? If so what would you charge? Please email me mdmeyer4u@hotmail.com

    Nov 4, 2016 Reply
  19. I purchased this but need it in SVG format for the cricut. Is there any way to get that emailed to me?

    Lisa Harrelson
    Nov 9, 2016 Reply
    • Hey Lisa Harrelson did you ever get a SVG . .That is what I am looking for ??

      Becky Peterosn
      Mar 6, 2017 Reply
  20. Hello, this is a great tutorial and i’m excited to try it but i’m curious if you are selling the template for the keyboard? I am very interested in trying to make one of those!

    kim Meyer
    Nov 18, 2016 Reply
  21. What color is this mixer? I love this and want one with similar vinyl on it! πŸ™‚

    Nov 23, 2016 Reply
  22. What color is your mixer please? I love it!

    May 1, 2017 Reply
    • Hi there! It’s the Pistachio color!

      May 3, 2017 Reply
  23. Hi! I would love to get a file of your flowers for my kitchenaid. Here’s my email salihakop@gmail.com

    Nov 3, 2017 Reply
  24. can i get the file for the flowers please? love love love this!! christina.tingle@gmail.com we have a silhouette cameo 3

    Nov 19, 2017 Reply

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