This little kid’s grocery shop makeover with vinyl is a fun way to personalize and revitalize a well loved toy!
Who doesn’t love a good before and after? I know I do, and this one is really fun! Sweet little Brecklen is a great little shop owner and loves scanning the products she sells and bagging them up.
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This fun little kid’s grocery shop from Melissa and Doug had seen better days. Santa brought it at Christmas and it has definitely been played with and on. It needed a good cleaning and some updating. While the Fresh Mart logo is cute, I wanted something that fit Brecklen’s personality a little more. So I asked her what her favorite things to sell at the shop were. Of course she said ice cream, treats and berries. Easy enough!
Santa had stayed up pretty late on Christmas Eve putting this shop together, so I didn’t have the motivation to take the whole thing apart. So covering it with vinyl was an easy solution.
All the vinyl can be found at ATSM Craft
- Polished Metal Vinyl: Black (roll), Sky Blue, Ruby, Purple, Teal
- Ultra Metallic Vinyl: white (roll)
- Clear Grid Transfer Tape
- Craft Knife
- Craft Cutter
I started by covering the large areas first. The black panel on the bottom required two layers of vinyl to ensure that the Fresh Mart logo was covered. I used the craft knife to cut off any vinyl that was over hanging. Using the roll of black polished metal vinyl, I cut the long thin strips that cover all the edges of the shop. It was easiest if I cut the strips a little wider than the edge, attach it in place, and then run the craft knife along the edge to get a perfect fit.
The fun part was decorating the store. I found the strawberry, ice cream and lolly pop shapes in the Silhouette Design Store and font is Delish Pro, which I purchased a while ago.
Using the clear, gridded transfer tape made all the difference in getting the words on straight.
This little kid’s grocery shop makeover took about 4 hours from start to finish, if you don’t count all the interruptions from said little kid!
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