Scrap Vinyl: Adhesive Vinyl & HTV Scrap Project Ideas & Storage

Last updated on May 31st, 2020

Scrap Vinyl: What to do with it?

 

If you use vinyl with any frequency, by now you probably have a huge stash of scraps that you don’t know what to do with! The other issue can be how to store it.

 

We’ve gathered together a few ideas on both how to use it and how to store it!

 

Vinyl Scraps

 

 

Whether you’re using adhesive vinyl or heat transfer vinyl, you will always end up with scraps. Most people just chuck out these small pieces of vinyl, but if you’re like us, you hate waste. Also, vinyl can be expensive, so it’s great to get the most out of it!

 

You don’t have to cut each scrap one at a time either, learn here how to cut multiple colors of vinyl on a single mat (for Cricut).

 

Ideas For Using Scrap Vinyl

 

Use scrap iron on to make cute vinyl knee patches!

 

 

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Apply multi-color, multi-font vinyl decals and apply them to decorative items. DIY home decor!

 

 

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Use scrap vinyl to make birthday banners. You can even use HTV for bunting!

 

 

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Baby onesie projects are great for using up small pieces of vinyl. We made this using Craftables flocked HTV.

 

 

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Scrap Vinyl is perfect for making small vinyl labels like these!

 

 

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Make Cricut stickers with all those vinyl scraps! If you have a business, make stickers of your logo or business name.

 

 

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Make teeny tiny iron on transfers and apply with the teeny tiny EasyPress mini.

 

 

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Use your small pieces of vinyl in scrapbooking, gift tags, and creative collages.

 

 

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Decorate plain vases, oil diffusers, and everything else with cute vinyl decals.

 

 

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This is such a cool idea – make your own games using bits of scrap vinyl! Find these cute loveheart stones here.

 

 

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Apply vinyl to card or wood shapes. You can use the Cricut Maker to cut wood and other thick materials.

 

 

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Let your kids cut up bits of heat transfer vinyl with scissors and then help them to apply it with the Cricut EasyPress to pencil cases, shirts, bags, and anything else.

 

 

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You can easily make a cool t shirt using bits of small leftover HTV, like this tee made with Siser EasyWeed.

 

 

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Create multi-color vinyl designs and apply them to these great stainless steel water bottles.

 

 

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Another example of the easy stickers you can make using scrap vinyl.

 

 

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Decorate everything! Make everything colorful with vinyl and HTV.

 

 

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Have you even tried decorating socks with iron on? It’s a small enough project so that you can just use leftover bits of HTV.

 

 

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Use scrap iron on on kids headbands and bows!

 

 

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Even decorate your Cricut machines!

 

 

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The new Cricut Joy is not only great for cutting small bits of scrap materials, but also great to decorate!

 

 

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Small kitchen storage containers are just begging for vinyl labels. See these other Cricut Joy projects for other ideas!

 

 

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How To Store Scrap Vinyl

 

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One of the best ways we’ve found to store scrap vinyl is to use an accordion file organizer.

 

These can be picked up very cheaply and come in a range of different sizes from 20 pockets to over 100. You can separate the scraps into general colors.

 

Remember to get two of these file organizers! You will need to have one for iron on and one for vinyl, and you don’t want to get them mixed up!

 

How To Use Scrap Vinyl

 

So those are some great ideas for how you can use your HTV or vinyl scraps. There are so many things you can do.

 

We wouldn’t recommend keeping pieces smaller than a square inch size, as those pieces get far too fiddly. Definitely save anything bigger than that though, and get applying it to anything and everything!

 

 

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