Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

If you follow along on Instagram (and I hope you do– I share more personal photos than I do on other social media platforms), then you know that I am furiously preparing for a Frozen themed birthday party. I’ve been making tattoos, invitations, favor bags, and the list goes on. But today I’m taking a little break for a fun back to school project, inspired by Anna and Elsa. These Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers are a project especially for those who own a Silhouette cutting machine. Hopefully those who do not own one will still find inspiration in the method behind creating these pencil toppers and can make them using a printable photo.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Supplies:

Begin with the two Silhouette shapes from the Silhouette online store as linked above. Fill the color in the shapes, as desired. If you do not know how to fill in and arrange the layers on the shapes, be sure to see this tutorial {here}. Be sure to “Group” each image together to form a single Anna and a single Elsa.

***Please note that I am still using Silhouette Software Version 2. The following tutorial is written using this software.***

Select the image and click the “Cut Style” icon. You will see that the image is set to individually cut the pieces from the shapes. We definitely do not want this for the project, so click the “No Cut” option.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Open a new page, and under the “File” tab, click “Registration Mark Settings”.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

When the column on the right pops up, be sure to check “Show Registration Marks”. This will bring up marks on the grid to show you where to NOT place your Silhouette shapes.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Now use the circle/oval icon and create a oval that is 2.57″ in height and 2.275″ in width. If you’re not sure how to set exact size in Silhouette software, see my tutorial. From the other page(s) with the Anna and Elsa inspired images, copy those images and paste them into the new page. Resize them to fit inside of the oval. Copy and paste to create as many of the shapes as needed or as will fit on the page. Make sure that the images do not overlap the registration marks. If you’re trying to determine how many to create, you will need two shapes per pencil topper.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Once satisfied with the layout, send the page to the printer. The home printer, not the Silhouette. We’ll print the images off first, then cut ’em out!

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Take the completed printed sheet and lay it on the Silhouette mat. Now, send the cut to the Silhouette machine and watch the ovals cut right before your eyes!

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Gather the cut ovals (2 per pencil), fuzzy stick (1 per pencil), and glue. I used hot glue for quick drying, but if kids are indeed helping with this project a craft glue will work just as well.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

On one end, glue an Anna shape to one side. Glue an Elsa shape to the opposite side. Glue them together, if desired.

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

Wrap the fuzzy stick around the pencil. If the pencil is short, cut off the fuzzy stick to the appropriate length.

Of course, these pencil toppers aren’t made to be extraordinarily durable. But they are fun and a great treat for those little ones who are still Frozen obsessed!

Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers: A Silhouette Project

For those who own Silhouettes, I have a neat collection of Back to School Silhouette ideas for you today. Check out the collaboration below.

 

Back to School: Printable Book Cover Labels Back to School: Personalized Bag Tags DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Calender  Stamped Lunch Notes with the Silhouette - August Challenge Personalized Classroom Sign for the Teacher Apple earrings for that special teacher School Supply Organizer (Teacher Gift) Easy Vinyl Embellished Bookmarks Chalkboard Place Cards Fabric Tear Away Notepad LEGO inspired Printable Backpack Tags {FREE PRINTABLE} First Day of School Photo Prop Back to School: Personalized Notebooks Back to School: Geometric Paper Bag Textbook Covers Easy Back to School Teacher Gift & Printable Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers First Day of School Photo Keepsake Giving School A Little Boost

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  1. says

    I can’t believe you did that with the Silhouette. So so cute!!!
    I can’t get over how cute these are!
    Have a great week!

    Dee
    The CSI Project

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