Learn how to make pom pom pens with this tutorial. Fun pens make great teacher gifts and are a fun kids craft. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea.
Do you love pens too? I know I’m not alone because my mom and sister love pens too. Recently, I was with my sister and 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 my favorite type of pens are the 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 off my new pens at work and my coworkers have come to expect this strange behavior from me.
The other day, 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.
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I started by getting my fabric scraps together and cut strips of fabric that were about 1/4 inch wide. I cut the strips 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 top, I picked out some fun washi tape to wrap the pen in. Put a big dollop of hot glue in the center of the pom-pom and attach to the end of the pen. That is there is too it. So Easy!
I love my new pens, and I think I will make some to give to my kid’s teachers too!
What are your favorite type of pens? Share and leave a comment below!
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