PRODUCED BY NICOLE ESPOSITO POLLY
December 15, 2010 12:00 PM

Easy Holiday Project!

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

Rub-on monograms give $5.99 glass candle holders a touch of elegance.

PEEL & STICK

The label application process takes less than five minutes.

A KEEPSAKE BOX

A favorite song lyric makes a plain jewelry box something special.

FABULOUS FRAMES

Mark a special occasion with a treasured snapshot in a personalized frame.

TABLE FOR WHO?

No need to take orders for breakfast in bed. These trays tell you all you need to know.

HOW TO DO IT

1/Order it

Vinyl lettering sites let you choose from their quote libraries or create your own message in a wide range of fonts, colors and sizes. You can make phrases small enough to fit a teacup or wall-size. (Our prices ranged from $5 for a monogram to $55 for the design on the trays.)

2/Prepare the surface

Make sure the item you want to apply the lettering to is clean and dry. Vinyl lettering will stick to most smooth surfaces, including wood, glass, metal and plastic.

3/Peel, stick and enjoy!

The lettering will arrive in sheets between two layers of adhesive paper. Place the lettering on the object-making sure it’s level-and tape down one edge of the sheet to hold it secure. Remove the backing layer and press the transfer to the item. Rub the small plastic tool that will come with the lettering over the transfer; once the lettering is firmly attached, peel off the top layer. The letters should stay in place for years!

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