I first made these paper-covered pens for the Graduate Student Support Swap. They were so quick and easy, and the results were so cute, that I just had to make a tutorial.
Materials: clear pens, scissors and a ruler (or a paper trimmer), pliers, double-sided tape, and scraps of *thin* paper. Sadly, this project won't work with your lovely thick scrapbook papers - you need something thinner and more flexible. Wrapping paper or magazine pages (yay recycling!) work well.
Step 1: using your pliers, gently grab the tip of your pen and pull out the ink shaft.
Step 2: Cut your paper into a 4.5 x .5" strip.
Step 3: Wrap strips of double-sided tape along the ENTIRE length of the ink shaft (trust me, you do need to cover the entire thing - you'll end up with a messy seam if you cheat it!). Wrap the tape tightly, pressing out any bubbles.
Step 4: Wrap your paper over the tape, carefully pinching the seams together and overlapping one edge over the other.
Step 5: Slide the ink shaft back into the plastic sleeve.
Ta-da! I hope you like them!