They both love basketball and for some time now I've been dreaming of putting up some vinyl designs on their walls.
So I found an image online of a basketball hoop. I wanted something a bit 'edgy' and not too clean lined looking. So when I saw this image I knew that it would be perfect.
I saved the image to my computer (on my desktop) and then just dragged it into my Silhouette program.
I then clicked on SELECT TRACE AREA button (top right corner) and clicked on trace the image. I then highlighted the image that I wanted to trace, kept the HIGH PASS FILTER checked, and brought the THRESHOLD down to about 42%. I then clicked on TRACE. The image is then traced and you just drag the photo away to see your red cut image.
I then just sized the image to what I wanted it to be.
I had to cut the design in half because I wanted such a large vinyl image. So I used the knife tool and clicked on the SOLID button.
I cut out the first section with black vinyl and did the same for the 2nd half of the project.
To apply the design to the wall I used some transfer paper.
Here's half of the design up and the boys are getting excited.
Applying the second part was a bit trickier because lining up the image wasn't the easiest - mostly because of the design and so many little cuts here & there.
But it turned out pretty good and I'm pleased with the result. (AND I didn't have to spend $30-50 or maybe more!)
So now ... just a few more finishing touches in other areas of the room and we're done. Hopefully.