When you’re a kid everything is more fun when it’s personalized. Unless your name is something unusual like Analisa. Want that super cool personalized license plate for your bike? Good luck finding that on the rack! I’d have to settle for things that said “Anna” and pretend like it was the same. It wasn’t.
While my little sister doesn’t have such an unusual name, the spelling isn’t all too common. Just like ten year old me she wants everything personalized. What’s a good big sister to do but make her a personalized pencil.
Using the Silhouette software I typed up her name. After a little bit of searching I came across Charcoal CY which was the perfect bold font I was looking for. I cut a scrap of adhesive backed vinyl 1″ by 2″. This is a great project to use scraps on since it doesn’t take much. My mat has seen better days so I had to tape it down a bit.
The Silhouette did an impeccable job with such small letters. The largest letters were just over half a centimeter tall. I was impressed!
Using my handy dandy Silhouette hook I weeded out the vinyl I didn’t need.
Then I put transfer paper over the name.
I transferred the vinyl to the pencil then smoothed it down with my fingers.
Now she has her very own personalized pencil to take to school. I get the feeling I’ll be getting a request for more. Luckily these are too easy and fun to whip up. Another excuse to use my Silhouette? Yes please!
Diana Petrillo saysMarch 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm
What a great idea! Now I’ve just gotta get a silhouette!! Very crafty and frugal :) Blessings, Diana
Analisa saysMarch 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm
Thank you Diana! I adore my machine and get so much use out of it.
Marion saysApril 30, 2014 at 1:16 am
I must try vinyl with my Silhouette. Never could find my daughter’s name CLAUDINE. Now, I have no excuse. Thanks so much for sharing, Diana!!!!,,,,
Marion saysApril 30, 2014 at 1:18 am
Analisa saysApril 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm
Thanks Marion! I have used my Silhouette to cut so many different things, but vinyl is hands down my favorite. You should definitely try it sometime.
Dana saysAugust 4, 2014 at 8:52 pm
Thank you! Been looking for personalized pencils for a kindergarten gift for my daughter…these are perfect!
Analisa saysAugust 5, 2014 at 11:30 pm
I’m sure she is going to love them Dana!