On to the "home made" wall words. I don't have a die cutter and have an ongoing offer from a Junk Sista to cut anything I need. But of course I was a bit impatient and decided to give a few small projects a try.
With an exacto knife I cut through the paper into the vinyl. Make sure you use a cutting board for this!! (for some reason I missed a picture of this step) After you've cut along every line, remove your paper and look over the word or number to make sure you've cut through the vinyl as well.
You'll notice here that I'm not so steady with the exacto knife. This is where the die cutter's have the advantage, but for a quickie job I decided this will do for now.
Here's the trick to this project. Press'n Seal. (no endorsement intended) If you've ever used vinyl wall words you know that there's a top and bottom layer over your vinyl. The press'n seal acts as your top layer. Rub it over the vinyl, then you can peel off the adhesive backing.
This way you can carry your stencil and work it onto it's new placement. Rub it in place very well, then carefully peel the press'n seal off.