On Friday, April 20, I had the opportunity to be a guest blogger on Newlyweds on a Budget. I showed you how you can keep from losing your pens, when writing checks at stores, by personalizing them with sculpey clay. If case you missed this, I’m posting the tutorial here today!
This ONLY works with BIC pens….not the staples/office max/office depot/other house brand disposable ball points.
First, using needle nose pliers, pull the ink and tip out of your pen.
Next, I pinched off a lot of SMALL pieces of scupley clay and rolled them into small balls.
Then, I pressed the clay balls onto the “pen outer shell” flattening them into circles.
Continue adding the clay balls/dots onto the pen casing until it is completely covered (do NOT cover the hole where you pulled the ink/tip out). Then gently roll the pen on a flat surface just to ensure all your dots are firmly attached.
Place your clay covered pen casing on a cookie sheet and bake in a 275 Degree F oven for 10-15 minutes. Let it cool and then put your ink/tip back into your pen casing.
There you have it! A personalized pen that you will know is yours. Feel free to make other designs using scupley clay!
Kari has a great blog with all sorts of great ideas from crafting to financial planning. She also hosts “Tutorial Tuesday” each week where bloggers can link up their amazing tutorials. Kari also has “Feature You Friday” each week. Check her out here.