Cardstock Pencil Holder
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Cardstock Pencil Holder

Recently I’ve been working on organizing my craft room and I love all the beautiful cut files available in the design store. This fun cardstock cup was so easy to make and makes a perfect pencil holder. Plus, it looks fabulous on my desk, not to mention it is super functional!

After picking out my design, I pulled it up in the software and selected glitter card stock. A sturdy card stock works perfectly for the organizational designs and boxes.DIY Pencil Holder by Blooming Homestead for Silhouette America


After cutting out the design, I folded the tabs on the bottom piece.DIY Pencil Holder by Blooming Homestead for Silhouette America


Then, I used hot glue to secure the tabs to the base and I now have a lovely pencil holder for my desk.



DIY Pencil Cup | by Blooming Homestead for Silhouette America


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Marie Chorak

Hello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!) This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 12 years and our two children who keep us on our toes.

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  1. I made one of these cups and keep my Silhouette tools in it, too. (Spatula, hook tool, pick-me-up, etc.) I really like the glitter, though. It may be time to make another. 🙂

    1. They are so great right Kelly?

  2. Hi Marie,
    I know Silhouette brand glitter card stock can go through but color selection is very limited. What about other brands’ glitter card stock, such as Anna Griffin, but there are several on the market. How hard is it on the blade? What happens to the machine’s insides? As the stock passes through, specs of glitter, micro size or otherwise, are certain to dislodge and common sense tells me that’s not good for the machine. Even the smoothest microfine glitter could effectively act like sandpaper on the parts. Does using glitter violate any warranty? Which are safe and which are not? I love my Sil and have wanted to use glitter papers with it but been afraid to do so.

    1. Hi Anita, to be honest I’m not quite sure and I would recommend contacting Silhouette Customer Service directly. I have only used the glitter card stock types as shown above(not the chunky kind though) and have never had a problem…but what you say makes sense. 🙂 I’d definitely reach out to customer service.

      1. Hi!
        Beautiful project.
        What card stock did u use?
        I haven’t seen it at the Silhouette store.

  3. Any tips on how to use glitter card stock? I’ve tried a number of them, and the blade just seems to cut a little bit and then slide around and not cut. I’ve been so disappointed and would love to make this project! LOVE how it looks!

    1. Hi Ellen, the kind as pictured above is a fairly heavy weight card stock and I usually have my blade set pretty high at like 8. I’ve never had a problem, although some designs cut better than others. I always up my blade higher than the recommended for materials like this.

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