Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Decal Tutorial for Beach Sprayer (H2O Water Only)

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Deck sprayer as after-beach shower!
I posted a few weeks ago on this great idea for after-beach sand cleanup–using a tank sprayer as a portable “shower.”  You can read the original post here.  Quite a few of you expressed interest in a tutorial for the vinyl decal that I made to designate the sprayer as “H2O only,” so I’m back today with the how-to’s.

If you’re a Silhouette user, we are affiliates, and I will also share this month’s bundle deal with you at the end of the post, along with links to a few other awesome projects I’ve made with my Silhouette.  If you’d prefer to buy the vinyl, click {here} to visit our Etsy shop.

This decal was created to fit the HomeRight DeckPro 3 gallon tank sprayer, but would probably work perfectly on any other brand and size of tank sprayer, as well.

H2O Only vinyl decal for tank sprayer
To begin, open your Silhouette Studio or Silhouette Designer Edition software and download “Nautical objects,” design #47440:

Silhouette nautical objects
I’m going to assume that you have some familiarity with the software and the Cameo, but please leave me a comment if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to help!

Create a new design and import the Nautical Objects file from your library.

Ungroup the three objects and delete the captain’s wheel.

H2O Tutorial--step 1

Move the anchor to a second file (or just off to the gray space where it won’t cut), and size the waves to about 8″ wide.

Then, set the cut settings for vinyl and use the cutting mat (my personal preference).

H2O Tutorial-Step 2

I used Silhouette 12″ vinyl in Turquoise and cut the waves out.

Then, I created a separate graphic using the anchor and the words “H2O Only,” in the Pharmacy font.  In order the get the “H2O” in the first line to sit up close to the anchor and the “Only” text in the second line, I had to create two separate text boxes and center them.  Then I used the group objects button to put them into a single group and sized them to approximately 3.6″ x 5.6″.

H2O Tutorial-Step 3

I cut the anchor and text on Silhouette 12″ vinyl in Navy.

While you could certainly “sandwich” the two layers of vinyl and apply them together, I applied the turquoise waves first, and then the navy text separately.  So cute and functional!

Deck tank sprayer as after-beach shower--easy sand removal!

Silhouette is running a great deal this month, but it’s over on 7/31/14, so you have to act fast!

First, they’re offering bundles for the Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Portrait (click on the picture below and use code MAGNOLIA to access this special pricing):

The CAMEO bundle includes:
1 Silhouette CAMEO
1 copy of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
1 teal CAMEO dust cover

The Portrait bundle includes:
1 Silhouette Portrait
1 copy of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
1 grey Portrait dust cover



They’re also offering the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition for 40% off , or $29.99 (click on the graphic above and use code MAGNOLIA to access this special pricing).

The Silhouette Studio Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:

  • Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
  • Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
  • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
  • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
  • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
  • Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing
  • Layers support (including ability to cut by layer)
  • PDF import
  • Nesting feature to allow you to arrange cuts as efficiently as possible—a scrapper’s dream!
  • Shadow tool—allows you to add a drop shadow to printable designs

Other awesome posts where I used my Silhouette:

Halloween Out of Treats Sign

We Can/Can’t Play Sign

Chalkboard labels for my closet reorganization

House numbers

Welcome sign on door

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  1. That’s a great idea and a fantastic decal!…

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