Scrap Fabric Pen


Step by step project on how to make upcycled mini pom poms from scrap fabricon your pen

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There are two ways with this project; you can make either a floppy pompom pen or a fluffy pen.

The fluffy pen is a bit of frivilous fun and the floppy pompom pen has great shake ability. With both you can cheer yourself on while you write.

The project uses up those little scraps of fabrics, so nothing gets wasted.

Synthetic fabrics do not decompose and organic fabrics do decompose, but they create methane, which contributes to global warming, rather let us use up those scraps of fabric.

Upcycling scrap fabric into a floppy pompom pen is a great back-to-school project, super easy for children and adults. It will also make a great gift for teacher.

A simple ‘Bic’ type ball point pen is used.

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What you need to make the scrap fabric pens

Ball point pen
Scrap fabric
Fish line

Step 1

To make your floppy pompom pen from a ball point pen you will need to; remove the bottom cap and than the actual pen from the barrel.

pen out barrel

Step 2

Cut strips of fabric for your floppy pompom. Mine were approximately 15cm long & 75mm wide

cut scraps

Step 3

Hold these pieces together and tie in the middle with fish line, to make your floppy pompom, leave lots of extra fish line.

tie gut

Step 4

Pull the extra fish line down barrel of pen.

fish line down barrel

Step 5

Slide the actual pen back into the barrel holding onto the fish line, trim the excess fish line.

pen barrel trim

Step 6

Your floppy pompom pen should be looking quite cool already, you may want to leave your pen like this.

lookin good

Step 7

Now we wrap the pen barrel with long strip of fabric, stick the tip of the fabric on with cello tape. Wrap till bottom of pen than tie it into itself at the pompom.

wrap fabric

& Voila floppy pompom pen...


Step 8

For the fluffy pen cut a strip of fabric than fringe, by snipping back into it, thin cuts.


Step 9

Tape your fluffy fabric fringe onto the top end of another pen pen, than begin to wrap around the pen.Use a thin piece of fringe at the end to tie into your scrap piece.

tape wrap

Enjoy your funky fluffy pen!

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