Duck Tape® dragonfly pen and pencil toppers

Duck Tape® dragonfly pen and pencil toppers

Duck Tape® dragonfly pen and pencil toppers 150 150 Consie Sindet

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Since I am looking for some ways to keep me motivated to go back to school this fall and finish my BA, I thought a fun project involving one of my favorites, the dragonfly, might help. Making a pen or pencil topper that would make me smile while laboring away at homework seemed to be the ticket!
Duck Tape dragonfly pen and pencil topper

So off to Walmart I went to browse around the craft department and the Duck Tape® display caught my eye. It is still amazing to me how far Duck Tape® has come from the regular old gray kind I remember! The patterns are really fun and bright, and since Duck Tape® has a million uses, while not make it cheerful!

pen, pencil, pipe cleaner, duck tape

I decided to go with the mini version of Duck Tape® in a great chevron pattern to make the wings of my dragonfly.

1) I gathered together some pens, pencils, green pipe cleaners, a piece of white cardstock, scissors and a hot glue gun.

2) I added tape back-to-back to a piece of cardstock and drew on my wing shape with a marker. I then cut them out with scissors.

3) I wrapped the pens in tape but decided to just wrap the metal part of the pencil since it gets sharpened.

4) I cut a pipe cleaner in half, bent the top over to form the dragonfly head and then coiled the bottom to sit on the top of the pen or pencil.

hot glue duck tape wings on pipe cleaner dragonfly

The final step was to glue the wings to the pipe cleaner body. I did cut off a tiny piece of the wings so they were not so pointy. That way they lay flatter against the pipe cleaner. Use just a tiny dab of glue as the pipe cleaner is not that big of a surface! I then added the toppers to my pens and pencil! A bit of glue would keep them more secure but I decided to skip that step.

Duck tape dragonfly pen topper

So, go and buy Duck Tape at Walmart and then you can choose the pattern that makes you smile! You can get all of the rest of the back to school supplies to make these pen/pencil toppers there as well. One stop shopping! Look for more creative inspiration by following @TheDuckBrand!

 

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16 comments
  • JaneEllen August 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    So clever, pretty and handy. You are such a talented lady. Love these. Don’t know how you come up with such incredible ideas but you sure do. I certainly admire what you do.
    Will have to make some of these pencils/pens for 2 teen age granddaughters. They might like them. It’s hard to know what teenage girls will like or hate, lol.
    I’m sure glad my girls were 10 yrs. apart so I didn’t have to go thru that drama back to back. The youngest one was worst, boy she was a bit of a trial to be around from time she was about 11 to 18, phewy. Now she gets to see what it’s like and believe me her girls better not even have any smarty tone of voice with her or else, her girls are 13 and 16.

  • anastasia August 21, 2013 at 1:52 am

    great project!
    I like it!!!

  • Bethany August 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

    How cute! Very clever 🙂

  • Susan August 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    So adorable! These would make cute party favors for my girls’ birthdays. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • Becca August 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  • Chelsea September 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

    How cute are these! They would be fun not just for school but gifts! Thanks for Sharing. I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up! Starts on the 1st of each month.

  • Jess September 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    So adorable!!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Emily @ My Love for Words September 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    These are so cute! Who know duct tape came in such a fun pattern? I had no idea! Thanks for linking up at the Pin It Monday hop 🙂

  • Create With Joy September 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    What an awesome project, Consie! I love WM duck tape!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. I’ve chosen your pretty project as one of my features for the upcoming week! 🙂

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