When I saw the IKEA Karaff Carafe, I knew that it was perfect for hacking. First, the name is awesome and fun to say. Second, the shape is perfection. Third, it costs $1.49, making it the cheapest IKEA hack ever.
And who doesn’t love cheap IKEA hacks?
I’m using is as a drink pitcher, but the lovely shape and size makes the IKEA Karaff the perfect retro vase as well!
How to Make a DIY Drink Pitcher
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Tips for Using Vinyl on Glass
- Rubbing alcohol is used to remove oils from glass to make vinyl stick.
- Use transfer tape to perfectly line up your vinyl on the glass.
- If your cutting mat is not as sticky anymore, you can use washi tape to hold the vinyl in place.
- Use permanent vinyl for best results. (Oracle 651)
- You can use any color of vinyl that you want, but certain colors work better for retro looks. I love gold, mint and turquoise.
- Cut your vinyl to slightly larger than your design to save vinyl.
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Care for Vinyl on Glass
Despite using permanent vinyl, it’s not actually permanent. Special care is needed for vinyl on glass.
- Gently hand wash only.
- Do not soak in water.
- Do not use in a dishwasher.
- Do not microwave.
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Learn how to make a retro DIY drink pitcher. This retro pitcher is so easy to make and is perfect for serving up cocktails. Or use it as a vase!
- IKEA Karaff Carafe
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Silhouette or other cutting machine
- Use your cutting machine to cut the vinyl.
- Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from skin.
- Apply the vinyl to the glass, spacing it out as you go.
Cutting the vinyl to the exact size saves vinyl.
You can use transfer tape to get perfect spacing.
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