We spend a whole day this summer making tons of pom pom pens – so fun! And I have quick tutorial to show you how…
On to the tutorial!
First, grab yourself some Duck Tape® (um, I have tons more than I drug in for the picture) – I grabbed these at Walmart. Yes, and easy, you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart in the craft section. Aren’t the little rolls so cute? And they’re perfect for crafting!
I also grabbed clear pens so I could embellish the inside – but you can skip that part if you want. I could not figure out how to get that little cap off of the back, so I asked Trevor to help and he used pliers to pull the pen out of the front – of course! That’s the engineer for ya…
Then you can wrap the ink barrel in tape. Just be sure to keep it pretty thin – if it’s too thick, it won’t fit back in. I used a few small pieces to do the trick. And if you want a non-girly but fun pen, you can stop there:
But, on to the main tutorial – how to make the pom pom. Take a hunk of tape – 4-6 inches long – and fold it over on itself, but not quite even. You want to leave about 1/4 inch of the sticky side exposed, like shown below:
Then on the folded section, but slits about 1/4 inch apart as shown below. Be sure not to cut through the exposed sticky part:
Now, that sticky part is how you’ll attach it to your pen. Starting on the end of the tape strip, slowly wrap the tape around pen:
That’s it! For this one, I did a strip of zig zag, then a little lower on the pen I wrapped a strip of plain green, and then a little lower than that I wrapped another strip of zig zag. The possibilities are endless!
You can even use tape to embellish notebooks to match!
Fun, right?! So be sure to add Duct Tape®® to your Back-to-School shopping list so you can embellish all those boring school supplies 🙂 Be sure to follow @DuckBrand for tons of creative inspiration!
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