This DIY pencil case is perfect for having a good laugh at the expense of math. Get my Cricut project so you can make a pencil holder for all of the math haters in your family.
Math is actually a cuss word in my house. Seriously, I hated math in school because I was horrible at it.
Fortunately, three of my five kids didn’t inherit my poor math skills. Unfortunately, the other two did.
This pencil case is for me, them and everyone else out there who doesn’t consider math their BFF.
Plus, you have to admit it’s pretty funny.
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Think of it as doing your part in spreading smiles all around. Just don’t expect your math teacher to laugh.
This pencil holder is really simple to make. With a few supplies, you’ll be finished in no time.
Math Haters Pencil Case Project Details
Pencil Case Supplies
- Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker
- Cricut Access
- Project link
- Iron-on Lite in black – Cricut’s StrongBond™ Guarantee – when used as directed, if you aren’t completely satisfied with the results they’ll replace it for free. Look for the StrongBond™ Guarantee on select Cricut iron-on materials.
- Cricut 12×12 standard cutting mat
- Basic Cricut tool set
- Bright pad – optional
- Cricut 6×7 EasyPress 2
- 8×10 EasyPress 2 Mat
- Cotton canvas zipper bag
Pencil Case Using Cricut EasyPress 2
I am smitten with my new EasyPress 2! Not only is it easy to learn and use, it has a faster heat up time, and digital temperature control up to 400º with an easy to read display.
Plus, with a ceramic coated heat plate, you’ll have dry, even heat for better transfers. The insulated Safety Base not only protects the EasyPress 2, but your craft surfaces as well.
There’s also a convenient USB port for updates, professional results in 60 seconds or less, and it comes in a gorgeous raspberry color.
Pencil Case Instructions
First, access my project in Cricut Design Space.
Next, select either ‘Make It’ or “Customize”. You will only need to select customize if you wish to change the size of the project.
The pencil case size is currently 6″ x .5″, which is perfect for the 9″ x 5.7″ pouch I used.
To change the size of the design, simply select it and then adjust it in the toolbox.
When you are ready to make the pencil case, click the green “Make It” button.
Be sure to select “Iron-on” on your Cricut machine’s project dial.
Also, don’t forget to select the “Mirror” button, otherwise your pencil case wording will be backward.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch piece of vinyl from the roll using the trimmer.
Place the vinyl shiny side down on the standard cutting mat and follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space.
Once the project is finished cutting, weed the project using the weeding tool. Be sure to get all of the tiny pieces, too.
Set the temperature on the EasyPress 2 to 340º. Using the timer, use the EasyPress to preheat the front of the pencil case for 5 seconds, applying medium pressure.
Position the design where you want it, and then use the EasyPress to adhere the design. Use medium pressure for 30 seconds.
Flip the pencil case over, leaving the protective sheet on, and heat the back using medium pressure for 15 seconds.
Turn the pouch over and let it cool just enough so it’s still warm but not too hot to touch.
Carefully peel away the protective sheet.
Your pencil case is now ready to use!
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