Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up soon and if you need a quick and easy gift idea, I’ve got one just for you! I like to give gift cards because who doesn’t love gift cards? But, they’re also kind-of plain to give on their own, so I like to come up with a little something extra to go along with it. This pencil bucket was so easy to put together and turned out super cute. It’s the perfect gift for any teacher.
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Here is what you need:
– Any kind of container (I used a plastic paint bucket I had in my stash)
– Vinyl (I used dark gray, red, and turquoise blue)
– Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
– Cut File (see link below)
Here is what you do:
1. Use your electronic cutter to cut your vinyl, add registration marks for easy layering.
2. Weed the excess vinyl.
3. Apply the transfer tape to the first layer. Peel the vinyl and transfer tape away from the backing. Place the vinyl and tape over the second layer (be sure to match up your registration marks). Repeat with the last layer. Remove the backing and apply to the bucket.
4. Remove the transfer tape.
5. I wanted some contrast between the pencils and the vinyl lettering, so I cut a piece of white cardstock and fit it inside the bucket.
6. Add the pencils to the bucket.
Want to make your own? Download the free cut file below.
In case you’re new here…
I love to make my free cut files and share them with you! These files are available in 5 different formats, so they should work with nearly any cutter. Once you have downloaded the free files, you can use them anytime to create projects for personal use only. Please do not share, resell, or claim any of these files as your own. You can purchase the file with a Commercial License from my shop. Here is the freebie. Enjoy!
Need help importing these free SVG files into your cutting software? Check out these step-by-step tutorials to get you started!
* You will need the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio to import SVG files, otherwise, you’ll need to import the DXF file.
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