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DIY Fabric Tape Pens

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Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

DIY Fabric Tape Pens

If you are like me then you enjoy writing with pretty pens. Of course, pens with personality, fun patterns and colors can sometimes be hard to come by, or a bit on the pricier side. So today I am sharing a super easy and inexpensive way to spruce up pens and pencils you may already have on hand, using some fabric tape.

I recently came across a post from Amy of Homey Oh My about using washi tape to update boring pens and was so excited to try it out {that girl is full of awesome ideas!}. However, once I was browsing the aisles of the craft store I came across some fabric tape and knew that was the direction I would go, especially because I loved the texture. There were so many fun colors and patterns that it was difficult to choose. You can even make your own fabric tape if you wanted. I finally decided on a 3 pack that was less than $3 with a coupon at Michaels, not too shabby.

Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

Fabric Tape

Pens

Pencils

Scissors or craft/exacto knife

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When it comes to adding the tape to your pens or pencils there is no right or wrong way, and you can test out different ways to achieve the style you like. At first, I cut smaller pieces of tape and went along the pens horizontally, however, I then cut a couple of longer strips and placed them on vertically. I liked the vertical tape a lot more because it was less apparent and looked a lot cleaner. You could use a craft knife to make your lines all perfect, but I just cut any excess tape with scissors and was good to go.

Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

You can also wrap mechanical pencils with fabric tape… among several other things 🙂

Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

I love how these guys turned out and they make writing so much more fun! Those 3 packs of fabric tape definitely go a long way too! I still have some leftover 🙂

You may have recently spotted these in a post I did on custom guest book ideas.

Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

I wish I would have done this for the pens used at our guestbook table, especially because it only takes a couple of minutes per pen or pencil!

Have old pens and pencils lying around or want to spruce up some new ones? Check out how to create DIY Fabric Tape Pens & Pencils! UpcycledTreasures.com

Just FYI: My favorite fabric taped pens are the kind without caps, where you simply push the button at the top. Not only were these the easiest to wrap, but they look the best {in my opinion} and the tape doesn’t get all wonky when trying to put the cap back on.

What do you think of our DIY Fabric Tape Pens? Have you decorated your pens and pencils before? If so what did you use? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Comments

  • Love this. I’m crazy for pretty pencils. I wonder how it does if you do an old school pencil and need to sharpen it?

    June 1, 2014
  • !! Fabric tape?? Why didn’t I know about this???? So freaking cute! Love the patterns, and how convenient that they all came together in one pack- takes the guess work out of the equation!
    Oh and hey, thanks for the shout-out 😀

    June 1, 2014
  • Thank you for sharing such a super fun idea!! Looks like something I will have to try out!!

    June 4, 2014

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