Learn how to make pom pom pens using this step by step tutorial. These fancy pens make great teacher gifts or are a fun kids craft with fabric or yarn.
I love pens!
It really is kind of a strange thing, but I know I am not alone because my mom and my sister both love pens too. I was with my sister once when she was cleaning out her purse and she seriously had handfuls of pens hiding in every nook and cranny of that little purse.
My pen fetish is a little bit different because I like LOVE novelty pens. You know the strange ones that are near the checkout counters or at the dollar store? I have had pinwheel pens, monster pens, squeaking pens, light up pens and I use them all. I love to show and tell my new pens at work and my coworkers have come to expect this strange behavior from me.
Then one of my coworkers was given this totally awesome pom pom pen and I knew I just had to make my own. So I did, and of course, I am sharing it with you because let’s face it, you are some of my favorite people.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online. Feel free to change the supplies to accommodate what you already own. These are just the supplies that I used.
I started by getting my fabric scraps together and cut strips of fabric that were about 1/4 inch wide. I cut them on the longest side of the scrap of fabric so the strips could be nice and long.
I wrapped the long strips around my four fingers and kept adding more and more strips. the more strips that you add the fluffier your pom-pom is going to be.
I carefully removed the wrapped strips off of my fingers and with another strip tied a not tightly around the center.
Then I took my trusty pair of scissors and cut the loops on both sides of the knot.
After a little bit of fluffing, I had this great pom-pom! Now to turn it into a pen!
After I finished the pom-pom and I went to my trusty washi stash and picked out some fun tape to wrap the pen in. I put a big dollop (or is it dollop) of hot glue in the center of the pom-pom and put the end of the pen into it. And that is there is too it. So Easy!
I love my new pens, and in fact I think I will make some to give to my kids teachers too! Now I’m thinking!
I can’t wait to show my coworkers my fun new pom-pom pens, they will be so surprised!