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Topic: Paper-Covered Pens (with tutorial)!  (Read 13230 times)
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« on: November 13, 2008 04:18:39 PM »

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!

« Last Edit: November 13, 2008 04:20:03 PM by Alli_Lucy » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008 04:27:53 PM »

those are so cute!  maybe i'll try out some of these for christmas presents!

« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008 04:28:55 PM »

Such a cool idea!  I'm going to try this soon!

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008 04:29:41 PM »

those are really cute! it would be good to do a few to include in stationary/journal sets for presents...

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008 04:41:01 PM »

That is awesome, cute and useful, great stocking stuffer!  Thanks for the idea and the tute.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008 04:49:35 PM »

That is so adorable.  What a wonderfully simple cute idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008 06:09:18 PM »

great tute!  this rocks  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008 06:21:40 PM »

That's so clever!

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008 06:23:07 PM »

That's such a great idea and so much cheaper than pens that already have pretty designs.

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008 07:00:25 PM »

Now THAT is ingenious! WOW O_O

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