While the kiddos are out enjoying their summer vacation, teachers are working behind the scenes getting their classrooms ready for the upcoming school year. I have many family members who are teachers - from pre-k to college. One of my DILs is a 2nd grade teacher and she spotted this on Pinterest with a note "I need this!" How could I turn her down? LOL!
Here's what you need for this project:
- Straw Dispenser - I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99
- Pencils - I used 48 colored pencils purchased at Walmart
- Square1 Repostionable - 1 sheet approximated $1
- Silhouette Cutter
|Straw Dispenser purchase at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99|
Next you will need to decide what to put on the outside of the new pencil dispenser. I liked all the polka dots from my inspiration picture. I also wanted the teacher's name included. Using my Silhouette software, I typed the text I want and colored filled. I also made a bunch of .75" circles and filled with assorted colors.
I turned on the registration marks and sent my design to my ink jet printer that had a sheet of Square1 Repositionable in it. Once printed, I loaded the Square1 onto a mat and cut out the shapes with my Cameo.
|Printed Square1 ready to be cut|
The Square1 will peel right off the backing and apply like a sticker. I positioned the "PENCILS" in the center and placed "MRS." above and "GARRETT" below. The colored circles were randomly placed.
|Pencil dispenser with Square1 applied|
Time to add the pencils! I chose the different colored #2 pencils. Love the colors.
|#2 pencils purchased at Walmart|
After all the pencils were in, the dispenser looked like this:
|Dispenser with Pencils inside|
Now, a little bling and sparkle. I added Stickles to the letters.
|Completed Pencil Dispenser all Blinged Up!|