personalize your pens!

What You Need

*A non-clicking pen (ball-point is better than gel, since gel pens can dry out when they're not capped)
*Embroidery floss in two colors; you'll need approximately one package.
*Craft glue
*Sewing scissors *Small pompoms

Directions

*Cover your work space with newspaper to catch any glue drips.
*Take the cap off your pen.
*Beginning at the non-writing end of the pen, squeeze a thin line of glue down one side, about half-way.

*Take one color of embroidery floss and press the end into the glue. Wrap it around the pen until you get to the end of the glue. (You'll get a tighter wrap if you hold the floss steady and twist the pen.) Use the sewing scissors to trim the floss, then let the glue dry about five minutes.

*Beginning where your first color of floss ends, squeeze a thin line of glue down the rest of the pen (make sure you stop at the part of the pen that tapers in at the tip).

*Take your second color of floss and press the end into the glue. Wrap it around the pen until you get to the end of the glue. (For this half, you'll have to actually wrap the floss instead of twisting the pen.) Trim the floss and let the glue dry about five minutes.

*Dab little spots of glue on top of the floss and add mini craft jewels. Be sure to avoid placing any jewels where you'll hold the pen (the jewels could get uncomfortable). Let dry about five minutes.

*Dab a little glue on the non-writing end of the pen and add a pompom. Place your pen on a piece of newspaper and let it dry overnight. (Don't let any wet glue spots touch the paper while it's drying, or your pen will stick to it.)