How to Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY

Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co
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Welcome to my first DIY post! I am so thrilled to start sharing, even more, ways to live colorfully! Making and doing things yourself is the ultimate way to add your own personal flair to your world! 🎀🌈 (It’s also an amazing feeling when someone admires or appreciates something you’ve created yourself 😉).

 

My projects are fun and colorful, but still simple! I can’t really make a big mess or spent tons of time on any project with two small kids running around. #momlife

 

The first thing I wanted to think about when deciding on what kind of project to do first was updating/customizing my tools.

 

 

Cutting up some paper with cute scissors or sketching out a pattern with a pretty pencil just makes the task that much more fun, don't you think? Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co
Cutting up some paper with cute scissors or sketching out a pattern with a pretty pencil just makes the task that much more fun, don’t you think?

 

I wanted to personalize my gel pens first, though. Because: A) I always have handfuls of colorful gel pens hanging around and B) I knew they’d be the easiest to customize – just take apart, decorate, and reassemble!

 

I’ve seen countless pencil decorating DIYs using washi tape and thought to myself Hey, I can do some DIY personalized pens like that, too! Then my scrapbook paper caught my eye and 💥💥💥!

 

These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those boring ole black and blues you have to use for everything – or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant! You can use any kind of pen you have as long as it has a clear plastic body and can be taken apart and put back together. (This can easily be a Dollar Tree craft!)

 

You will need:

Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co

You can get really creative with your materials. If you don’t have scrapbook paper, print out a cool pattern at home! Printer paper is thinner than scrapbook paper, so it will be easier to get into the pens. Or maybe try using your coloring book pages! Work with what you’ve got!

  • Scissors

 

What to do:
1. Take the ink tube out of your pen.

Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co

2. Cut your tape or paper into strips the length of the tube.
Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co
Finding the right width for paper strips may take some trial and error. Generally, they’ll need to be a bit less than the pen’s circumference.

 

3. Wrap a strip of tape or paper around the ink tube length-wise and reassemble your pen.
Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co
Note: Paper will unroll inside the pen. It’s cool. Also, if you’re using scrapbook paper especially and inserting the ink tube from the bottom of the pen, make sure the paper is wrapped around tightly and be gentle!

 

Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co

 

And in just a few minutes, your pens have gone from blah to ✨ta-dah!✨ These DIY personalized pens are definitely desk top worthy! 😍

 

Say goodbye to boring pens forever! These DIY personalized pens are an easy way to spice up those black and blues - or make your bright gel pens even more vibrant - with washi tape or scrapbook paper! Make Your Pens Prettier || An Easy, Colorful DIY | BumbleBits.co

 

Follow Bumble Bits on Pinterest and Instagram for more simple, colorful ideas and inspiration! 😘💕

💖👑🐝

XO Bri McG

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