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DIY: Paper-Covered Pens

I just came across this great tutorial for making paper-covered pens that would make a fun and affordable stocking stuffer for the holidays, so I thought I'd share. You most likely will have all of the supplies in your home, so this DIY is certainly budget beautiful! All you'll need is some clear ballpoint pens, scissors, a ruler or paper trimmer, pliers, double-sided tape, and some scraps of thin paper (try magazine or wrapping paper). To learn the steps,


  1. First things first: Pull the ink shaft out of the pen case by gently grabbing the tip with your pliers.
  2. Cut a 4.5-by-5-inch strip of paper.
  3. Wrap the entire ink shaft tightly with strips of your tape, pressing out any bubbles.
  4. Wrap the paper over the tape, overlapping the edges of the paper and pinching the seams together.
  5. Then, slide the ink shaft back into the pen case. Fini!


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becmatheson becmatheson 8 years
This is a great idea!
quelle quelle 8 years
lol i used to do this in grade 7! :) and to date myself, that was over 12 years ago. eep!
jenious jenious 8 years
What a fun little craft. Cute idea, Morenasobuena!
achristiangirl achristiangirl 8 years
Great idea!
xtsr xtsr 8 years
This is cute bc my youth kids and I do mission service projects and put together care packages every year of school supplies! Neat idea!
nancita nancita 8 years
What a cute idea!
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
I like these..I would probably add names to make customized pens for my students!
Home Home 8 years
MindayH, that's right! Me too. I'd forgotten about that. Kids!!
MindayH MindayH 8 years
I know a few people who used this technique to cheat on tests. Never thought about the cute possibilites that could come out of it though...
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
That is a cute idea, I've never thought of that before.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
cute, i'm making hand-printed stationary as gifts, so this will go great
krae85 krae85 8 years
pens in my stocking? that's where the candy go!!
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