Saturday, 16 June 2012

DIY - Pretty Pens

Here is a super easy, super cheap way of customizing your own pens! Keep reading to find out how.

 What you will need:

 • Biros
 • Patterned Paper or fabric
 • Scissors
 • Double sided tape 
 Directions 

Unscrew the biro so that you are just left with the inside part.
Cut a rectangle of fabric the length of the inner tube and approx 2cm wide. Cover the fabric with the double sided sticky tape then carefully wrap this around the inner tube by rolling it, making sure it is all securely stuck down.
Then simply screw it back together!
 I love having a jar full of these pens on my desk, it really brightens it up!
Yay for pretty pens! Have you got any simple ideas for personalising items? I'd love to hear them :)

Laura xXx

18 comments:

  1. That's a really pretty idea. It makes me want to go and buy biros.

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    1. Thanks! I must admit, it is quite addictive, I couldn't just make 1.

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  2. Aw these are so adorable!!

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  3. That's a fantastic idea! :)
    I don't have pens like that but doing anything with fabric is great!
    I'm a new reader ;) And I've a blog about food, DIY and photography.
    Check it out if you want: lealuu.com
    I like your blog, best Luu

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    1. Thank you. I stopped by your blog. It looks fab!

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  4. Thats such a clever idea, i cant believe ive never seen anything like it before. Im defiantly giving it a go and i subscribed to :)

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    1. Aw, thanks. Let me know how it goes, and thanks for subscribing!

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    2. Oh, I just checked out your blog. It is soo pretty :)

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  5. I am so in love with this Idea it's just fabulous!!! Found this through pintrest.

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  6. These are really fantastic. I'll be doing these sonn for sure, and I think I'm going to paint or spraypaint the ends and the caps...

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    1. Thanks. I had a go at spray painting mine too but it was a bit fiddly and I gave up in the end. Might be easier to just paint them by hand. Let me know how they turn out :)

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  7. Oh, this is a great idea. I'm going to look for all those boring pens in my house and pimp them up. Thanks!
    Famke

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  8. Pimp my pen! Thats what I should have called this post! :)

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  9. What a lovely idea! I just came accross your blog and it's lovely! Looking forward to seeing what else you have blogged about! :-)

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying it :)

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  10. Wow!this is genius plus cute!!
    I've got a blog too about crafts but it is new.
    It's called the crafterthemerrier.com
    Check it out if you want! :)

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