(Closed) thinking about asking for a Xyron for my birthday – worth it?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got one and I was all excited about it, but really I’m not sure if I need it. There are so many labels out there already, in so many shapes, and that way you don’t have to cut anything out to feed it through the machine. It was definitely an impulse buy for me. Also, I got mine off of ebay so I didn’t pay full price… just a tip if you still want to get yours!

As for wedding stuff where I’m making lots of things, I don’t think it’s as useful as it could be, ironically… but maybe in the future for making singles of things it will be better, like for a small party when just inviting maybe 5 couples or something and it wouldn’t be worth it to buy a whole box of labels type deal.

 

 

Post # 4
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I used mine extensively for my wedding, and in the past year after the wedidng I haven’t touched it. I don’t plan to sell it though because I plan to use it to make other cards and invitations. I think it will be great for adhering photos onto the front of cards and hopefully a baby annoucement someday!

Post # 5
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I got one for my birthday this year and I love it.  It was a huge help in our invitations as it was a lot simpler to do that than glue.  I think it depends on how many crafts and DIY you do outside of wedding stuff.  I know I’ll use it after the wedding for my other projects.  I have the biggest model?  Mr. D got it for me for my b-day but used the 40% off Michael’s coupon. 

Post # 6
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oohhhh, i just purchased one. the smaller model (not just for stickers, also does a bunch of other stuff). i got it at joann’s w/ 40% off coupon. i haven’t used it yet, but was inspired by miss duckling and mrs. lovebug. will be trying it out for a party this weekend!

Post # 7
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I bought mine about a month ago with a 40% coupon from Michaels. I got the 2.5″ because they didn’t have the 5″. Since I was getting it 40% off I wanted to go for the bigger one, but I guess that was God’s way of telling me I didn’t need it. Or my impatience of not waiting the following week or going to another Michaels. Tongue out

Anyways, I’ve used it on two wedding projects so far and even had to buy a new cartridge already. I would say it depends on how much you plan in DIYing for your wedding. There are lots of label options out there, but I want labels with the same colors as our paper elements have been and that is not so easy to find. So for example for my favor tags for my fans, I ordered paper that matched ours, dowloaded an Avery circle template and printed our monongram then cut them out with a circle punch. cut bigger circles with a 2″ circle punch and ran the mongrams throught Xyron to stick on to the backing. Maybe a little more work but all 3 colors will be in the final product. 🙂

I’d say how valuable a Xyron is to you also depends on how anal you are. I can be pretty anal… Smile   

Post # 8
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love mine I totally recommend it. Def get the 5″ though. I almost wish I had sprung for the 9″ to be honest. With the 40% or 50% off coupons they are super worth it.  Also use the coupons in the future on the refills. I am using mine on tons of wedding related projects from invites to favors to tags to save the dates etc etc. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

A xyron works great, but I don’t know if I would buy a larger one just for a single project.  Honestly though, you might surprise yourself by the other ideas you could come up with… for example, I bought mine on a whim without any plans in mind, but it was the perfect solution for making custom labels on black envelopes (for invitations).  Also, since I am the first of my friends to get married, I’ll whip it out to help them when the time comes (but make them pay for the refills!).  If you do get one, make sure you use the coupon! 🙂

Post # 10
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I bought the 9″ with a 40% or 50% off coupon. A roll of permanent adhesive came with it, and I bought a roll of lamination since it was on sale. I’ve used it for a lot – it is really nice to get the full sticker area stuck down, instead of tape runners and having corners pop or fold up. One big use that I love it for is custom stickers. I will be making stickers for our mini Reese’s PB cups (same size as Hershey Kiss labels). Instead of buying sticker paper that is already perforated with the circle, and trying to get the printer to line up correctly (which is a PAIN!), I can print on regular paper, go through with my 3/4″ round punch to make sure I get all of the text in the sticker and punch. Then run them through the xyron and they come out the other side 100% adhesive! I don’t think it is something I’ll always use, but its a useful tool that I’ll keep forever (kid’s projects – someday, etc.)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I love mine! I got it for my birthday last year from my aunt and I use it all the time. 

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