I love vinyl designs and have a ball finding things to apply it to. I also love to wander around the home improvement stores and dollar discount stores to see what I can do with various items I find there. Well here is a perfect example of what can be done with a custom-cut vinyl design, a ceramic or marble floor tile, and a couple of bags of glass floral pieces from the dollar or craft store.
This is a kit to make your own chess/checker board set. The kit is custom designed in colors of your choice and custom game pieces. The checkers can be as simple as a perfectly cut circle. Or step it up a notch with a single letter mongram.
Here's a great idea for a personalized graduation gift. Make the set to match the college colors the graduate will be attending. Here in Ohio one of the biggest college rivalries is between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines so did a set in OSU"O" and Michigan "M" in red and blue. You can do the checkers with just a simple circle in the school colors. The chess pieces are also in the corresponding colors. The sets shown in the pictures are 12 inches square.
Great gift idea for graduation, retirement, birthday, anniversary, wedding (with the new couples inital). Fathers day in his favorite team colors! Wonderful, personal gift for any occasion. It looks great on a table as a decorating piece just inviting people to sit down for a game. I am making one for each table for my son's wedding reception so the guests have something to do while pictures are being done between the ceremony and dinner. Then give them away at the reception! My daughter is a funeral director and has a couple sets in the "family room". And everyone will be so impressed you did it yourself!
You don't want to do the design on a tile? Use a 12 x 12 inch shadow box frame. Or have an old plastic parson table? Give it new life by applying the checkerboard to the top! Will have more details and ideas in the directions that come in the kit.
So what is the kit? 1 custom-cut vinyl design for checkerboard, 24 checker pieces (12 each of two colors), 10 king pieces (5 of each same colors as checker pieces), and the chess pieces in 2 colors. The checkerboard will be black unless you specify another color. Pick the two colors you would like for the pieces . You will also receive the ribbon for the tile edges (usually matches the checkerboard color), and easy directions to complete your own custom set. If there are any questions I will contact you before anything is shipped to make sure you get what you want. Will also have ideas for packaging your set as a gift.
What do you need to get to finish the project? 1 12in x 12in flooring tile from the home improvement store. I have done most of mine with the marble tiles but could use any you like. The marble tiles I use run about $2 a piece or so. You will also need either felt pads for bottom to prevent scratching or can glue a piece of craft felt or foam to the bottom. You will also need some of the glass floral gems that are about 1-1.25 inches across. I get them at the dollar store for $1 a bag. Each bag has about 22-23 pieces. Some may be broken so I always get a couple extra bags. You will need 34 for checkers set (includes "king" pieces) and another 32 for the chess set. The floral gems are also available at the craft stores in the floral department.
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I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you order a vinyl design kit I will email finished design before it is cut to confirm it is what you want and correct size. Once it is cut, sale is final. Will email you with any questions to make sure you get exactly what you want. Please be sure you measure the item you are applying the vinyl to for fit. I am not responsible for design not fitting if measurements not done or accurate. Any special instructions will be included with kit.
No refunds on electronic files once sent.
Custom orders welcome. That's the fun way to make your item more personal! You will okay final design before it is done and sent to you so please allow some extra time if item is to be a gift. Please let me now about time constraints and I will do my best to help you out. If you want special shipping, charges will be made accordingly.