My Recent Silhouette Cameo Projects

My Christmas present to myself this year was a Silhouette Cameo. They were running a great deal over Thanksgiving that I posted on Facebook and I just couldn't say no! Since then, my life has resembled the following:

Yes, it's really that bad....

I stocked up on a lot of vinyl, both during their sale and at On I bought both the Oracal 631 and 651. One thing I love about the 651 is that even though it shouldn't go on walls, it's great for going on plastic and classroom items since it can withstand lots of abuse.
(Disclaimer: Silhouette & don't know me, I just really like them! I purchased all of these items myself.)

First up is this great heart-shaped push light that I found at the Dollar Store:

I'm not sure if these are regularly stocked or if they were just a special treat since Valentine's Day is around the corner, but I knew it would be the perfect shape to make a thinking/feeling heart!

When I am modeling in either Teacher Time or in whole group, I can easily push on the light to show the kids that I am no longer reading aloud but using my brain and heart to think about and feel what's happening in the story.

Even in third grade, this was a skill that we used on a weekly basis and the possibilities of using this tool are endless! I would even love to see this used in small groups where students can push the light on to demonstrate their own feelings and thoughts about a particular passage, character, event, etc. This little guy is going straight into my Teacher Time Bin so I can always have quick access to it throughout the year.

The font I used for this project was KG Luck of the Irish (available HERE) since it was skinny enough to fit on the tiny space :)

Next up is this adorable dual-bucket I found at Hobby Lobby! It was only around $3-$4 and with their iPhone app, I was able to use my coupon and get it 40% off!

I used a frame that's a part of the Silhouette Library and the font KG Be Still and Know (available HERE) to make these cute "Sharp" and "Dull" labels.

I love how it's now easy to transport pencils anywhere in the classroom, to another room (computer lab, library, etc.), or even outside to work on a project. We don't have to bring out our classroom buckets and this little guy can keep us organized on the go!

Tip: I always have the kids leave dull pencils tip-down so it's easier to keep the two buckets distinguishable.

I hope these projects give you some ideas for your own classroom, especially if you purchased any type of vinyl cutter this past holiday season. I'll be back with more ideas as I continue my vinyling spree :)


  1. Great projects! I've been warming up my Silhouette, too. I need to get busy with all of the projects on my list!
    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth! It seems like the more I check off of my to-do list, the more I add! It's addictive, but so much fun :) Can't wait to see your projects!

  2. Your projects are great! I love my Silhouette!! I am constantly searching for the next "cool" thing to vinyl!

    1. I totally know what you mean, Courtney! I have a whole new eye for things to be "vinylized"-- it's getting bad ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. This is dangerous! I am already addicted to laminating everything. Great ideas as always! Kirsten

    1. Ugh, I know! My two prized possessions are my laminator and Cameo! Things only a teacher would understand ;)

  4. Could you do Silhouette tutorials? I have had a Silhouette for a while now, and have had bad luck trying to print anything. I always ruin my VINYL (and those things are not cheap).

    1. Sure! One thing I would recommend is buying the vinyl from I noticed their vinyl quality was *far* superior to that of Hobby Lobby or even Silhouette. Hope that helps and I will see what I can come up with for a tutorial :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. What a cute idea with the heart! I don't have a cameo, but I keep seeing all these great ideas online....I may have to buy one myself! Thank you for sharing your cute projects.

    Teaching in Room 6

  6. Love, love, love the light! I need to find one A.S.A.P. and someone that has a Silhouette! Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin"

  7. I am in L.O.V.E. with these projects!!!!! Gonna have to get some vinyl now!

  8. Super cute! Vinyl makes everything look better! I'm in love with dual bucket! I have two separate buckets and this would make life so much easier! I sense a Hobby Lobby trip in my future!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  9. I love it all!!! I keep trying not to buy one because I tend to get obsessive over things and I won't be able to stop...but you are tempting me greatly Stephanie! My favorite thing is how you can use any fonts, oooo so tempting!

    The light is such a smart idea!


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