“The call of aesthetics must be answered” my brain shouts back at me when I place my pen which is inked by the generic branding considered by most grotesque ( including myself ). In my desperation to get the perfect shot before the sun goes down, leads me to tearing a piece from my new craft material “the gold contact paper”. I hurriedly wrap it around my pen, place it over my planner and my shot is ready for a post to be published the same day. DIY – Assorted Golden Pens!
The above is real story. I know you’d call me insane but I like to call myself a perfectionist that would go to any extreme. And you noticed, I was complemented and asked where I got my golden pen from at Instagram. I couldn’t hold back my smile and here I am with a bunch of golden pens.
On your request I share 4 more ways you could jazz up your pen with some gold contact paper and make it instagrammable! ( that’s where my motivation comes from)
- Gold Contact Paper
- Punch machine
- Masking tape
- Spray paint of your choice ( I used pastel pink )
1.Remove the caps of your pens and tape the spacer, the part that usually is hidden underneath the cap.
2. In an open area, shake your spray can and quickly spray a layer while moving from top to bottom, rotating to the other side and repeating the previous step. Carry on until you finish one single layer then fill a cup with rice or quinoa and shove the free end of your pen into it and leave to dry ( totally got this idea from Amy of delineate your dwelling ). After the paint has dried take it in and spray another coat for a better finish. Do make sure to wear gloves as it will be getting quite messy. Spray your cap ends too and leave them to dry.
3. Now comes the fun part, for the first design punch some polka dots with the help of a punching machine. For the second design cut long strips of contact paper and further reduce them to an inch. For the grid lines we cut long strips and for the last design which was not originally part of the plan was to cut out some hearts.
Stick them all up and you have yourself some customized high-end looking golden pens to use and prop up. The selling point here is that you will never have to by those fancy pens that you are not comfortable writing with. I love my uniball deluxe and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else and now I have found a way for them to look fancy by following some easy peasy steps.
You see I also painted a notebook to match my pens, but the paint has started to chip off from sides, so I would highly recommend to protect your pens and notebook with a good quality sealer for a longer shelf life!
Just so you know, this post was not sponsored besides I would let you know anyways.
Do let me know if you are going to try customizing your pen or stick to the expensive fancy dandy pens that are of no use where it now for their beauty, at least I am sticking to this till I get my deadly combo of beauty and smooth flow.