License Plates (Posted by Barbie469)

Anyone remember those mirrored personalized license plates people put on the front of their cars back in the 60’s? I found a new use for them! Wall hangings. This would be a great idea for a kid’s dorm room wall, door, or depending on your message, tie several together for a guest room wall, bathroom, kitchen, the possibilities are endless.

I used 2 acrylic license plates I got from KNKUSA , one red and one silver (actually looks like a mirror). I used MacTac 8300 Pro Intermediate Outdoor Vinyl (in case I want to put it outside) for the lettering. For the NCSU plate, I used Passion Red, Matte Black and Glossy White, font was Varsity. I had to be careful when putting the layers of letters together since this vinyl is extremely sticky. It’s not perfect, but I was pleased with the results. The other plate is much like a mirror and I used Monogram KK font to do my monogram in Raspberry vinyl (again using the MacTac). You can tell from the picture that it really does act like a mirror. Maybe it would be perfect for a girls locker?

Several tips: The plates measure 11 7/8″ by 6″, so I cut my letters 5 1/2″ high. I used MTC to design the images. For the NCSU plate, I broke apart the letters and make each part a separate layer. This made it easier to cut in 3 colors and line them up when applying. Also, I used the clear transfer tape so I could see exactly where I was applying each image.

11 thoughts on “License Plates (Posted by Barbie469)

  1. I love this idea, Barbie. Very creative. I also was surprised to find out you got the plates at KNKUS.
    I’ll bet the kids will love having those in their rooms.

  2. Great project, Barbie! Thanks for sharing

    P.S. Sorry it says “by Chad@KNK”. When I finalized the site migration, it changed this post from you, to me for some reason. I wasn’t trying to hijack your project! LOL

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