Pom Pom Pens – tutorial! (and GIVEAWAY!)

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We spend a whole day this summer making tons of pom pom pens – so fun!  And I have quick tutorial to show you how…

Here’s one I found that my 8 year old made – they love mixing and matching Duct Tape® patterns.  My favorite thing about Duck Tape® is all the fun patterns and colors it comes in lately – so awesome!  You can find almost anyting you can think of – 

On to the tutorial!

First, grab yourself some Duck Tape® (um, I have tons more than I drug in for the picture) – I grabbed these at Walmart.  Yes, and easy, you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart in the craft section. Aren’t the little rolls so cute? And they’re perfect for crafting!

I also grabbed clear pens so I could embellish the inside – but you can skip that part if you want.  I could not figure out how to get that little cap off of the back, so I asked Trevor to help and he used pliers to pull the pen out of the front – of course!  That’s the engineer for ya…

Then you can wrap the ink barrel in tape.  Just be sure to keep it pretty thin – if it’s too thick, it won’t fit back in.  I used a few small pieces to do the trick.  And if you want a non-girly but fun pen, you can stop there:

But, on to the main tutorial – how to make the pom pom.  Take a hunk of tape – 4-6 inches long – and fold it over on itself, but not quite even.  You want to leave about 1/4 inch of the sticky side exposed, like shown below:

Then on the folded section, but slits about 1/4 inch apart as shown below.  Be sure not to cut through the exposed sticky part:

Now, that sticky part is how you’ll attach it to your pen.  Starting on the end of the tape strip, slowly wrap the tape around pen:

That’s it!  For this one, I did a strip of zig zag, then a little lower on the pen I wrapped a strip of plain green, and then a little lower than that I wrapped another strip of  zig zag.  The possibilities are endless!

Another view of the pom pom:

You can even use tape to embellish notebooks to match!

Fun, right?!  So be sure to add Duct Tape®® to your Back-to-School shopping list so you can embellish all those boring school supplies :)  Be sure to follow @DuckBrand for tons of creative inspiration!

GIVEAWAY TIME!!  You can Win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!  To enter, leave a comment on this post stating what kind of Duck Tape® back to school themed craft you would make if you won the gift card.

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  1. says

    I am thinking a snack or lunch bag – definitely could personalize it with all the cool duck tapes out there! Have you seen the prom dresses they make with this stuff? Amazing!

  2. says

    I would want to make some sort of bag out of duct tape – like a backpack or messenger bag or even a smaller pouch. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  3. says

    Cute pen, what a great idea! I love duct tape…I want to make a bunch of pens, notebooks and other matchy things and save them for last minute gift ideas! I love it! :) Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

  4. says

    I love the duck tape fox backpack that is featured on the Duck Brand blog. My little granddaughter would love it! Thanks for the pompom pen tutorial. She will love that too!

  5. says

    My girls use duck tape to make just about everything! Pens, purses, wallets, phone cases, flip flops, headbands…you name it! This give away would help replenish our diminishing stock! Thanks for the opportunity

  6. says

    I love making duck tape wallets, but I think my daughter would prefer to give her teacher one of these pens and maybe a notebook to match :)
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  7. says

    One thing I would probably make is a desk organizer using good old-fashioned “tin” cans covered with duck tape for markers, pencils, etc… I remember making plenty of pencil cans back in the day!

  8. says

    I would love to make duct tape name tags like for her back pack that look almost like the luggage tags,but with a monogrammed letter on them.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  9. says

    My son is a school teacher and I would love to make him some duct tape pens for his desk – I have seen some with Redskins logos on it!

  10. says

    If I will be the lucky winner, I will buy different colors of duck tape to use for my daily crafts. You provide a great idea here. I might make a piggy bank, pen holder and improvised a cork board using Duck Tape. I am so excited now.

  11. says

    My son would probably use this on everything – cover his pencils his notebook. Maybe make a little pencil pouch. He’ll come up with ideas :)

    fsclassen at gmail dot com

  12. says

    Hey Mandy, I just wanted to write and let you know that I did this as a combined Young Women activity last night and it was a HUGE success! Thanks for all that you do to make my life easier:)

  13. says

    I am getting my thinking cap on to attempt at a Bridal Shower album….there is so many Duct Brans Tape designs I want them all! Thank you for this! :)

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