With school starting I am sure you have been to the stores buying all the kiddos school supplies. But what about the mamas? Well today I have for the cutest DIY Color Your World Pencil Case. You can pack it with colored pencils and coloring books and take it on the road with you.
I had so much fun making this little clutch and it is perfect to tuck into your computer bag or a carry on travel bag. It is not too big and not too small. It is the perfect size to tuck in your favorite coloring pencils or pens and a small coloring book or coloring cards. You can whip this out while your waiting in line to grab your kiddos from the pick up line at school and color away some of that tension!
I cannot tell you just how much I love this little case and the bling from the gold foil is the perfect addition to take this plain Jane felt case to a glamour girl pencil case!
For this project you will need:
Color Your World PNG file
Clutch (I found the felt cases at Target and Joanns, but this one is similar)
Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used gold foil from Cricut)
Electronic Cutting Machine (I use this one)
Iron or Heat Press (I love this one)
- Download cut file (see supply list above).
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout. I sized my design 7.5″ wide x 10″s tall .
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen. Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV in the media menu and cut.
- Weed the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the clutch you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds.
- Position the design on the clutch face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your design should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Place a thin cloth or parchment paper over the design and place a heat on top PRESSING FIRMLY into the design for 45-60 seconds OR if you have this portable heat press, 15-20 seconds!
- Remove the iron and cloth. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled. When using foil, I wait until it’s cool.
Now enjoy your adorable new pencil case!