Friday, January 21, 2011

Pi Belt - Great Nerdy Gift Idea

Here is one of Hubby's Christmas presents. 

He's always loved the number Pi and pi-themed stuff.  Now that he's a science teacher, he has a place to wear all things nerdy, and his students think he's cool/nerdy/funny/science teacherish.

I saw a similar belt on Lil' Blue Boo several months ago. and .  I ordered the super soft transfer paper that Ashley recommended from Dharma Trading company.  I've used it in several projects so far (others are coming), and I like it a lot. 

Just a warning though...there is a bit of a learning curve to using the transfer paper, so experiment with it a little before using it on your actual project.  There's a fine line between heating it long enough and heating it too long.  Also, you need to use a wooden cutting board or something...not an ironing least not my ironing board.

The options for making a belt like this are pretty much limitless.  All you need is some webbing (or you can make your own belt material with fabric and interfacing), 2 D-rings, and the transfer paper with your design.  Firecracker would love a little belt...or two...I just have to figure out what to put on it.

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  2. Fun! I'm assuming your hubby knows about the "ultimate pi day?" :)

    I just saw this the other day & thought of it right away when I saw the belt!

    (Sorry to delete my original comment, but I hate when I forgot to format links to be clickable!)

  3. as a math educator, i *love* this!! thanks for sharing!! i have a pi plate, but hadn't seen a pi belt before! genius!! :)

  4. LOVE this!! Nice work.

    I featured your belt on my blog today.

    Stop by to pick up a featured button!

  5. That's AWESOME! Love it!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  6. What a cute idea! I've been wanting to try using transfer paper too but it's always a little intimidating trying something new. You've inspired me!

  7. That is awesome! I would love to have you come over tomorrow and link this up to Fantastic Friday at

  8. I have a math teacher friend who would love this! Would love for you to come and visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday!


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