Anthropologie Inspired Pom-Pom Pens

Anthropologie Inspired POM-POM PENS

Hello Friends!  How fun and colorful are these Pom-Pom Pens?!  I recently bought a pom-pom maker for gift wrapping and one day I was browsing the Anthropologie website and came across these cute pom-pom colored pencils.

First off let me say that Anthro has some ah-mazing things but kinda pricey.  I thought to myself that I had all the materials already in my stash at home to make this craft project.  So, this was FREE!!!

I don’t used colored pencils that often but I do use an ink pen every single day.  How many of you have pens that you have received from your bank or insurance co. or how about your car dealership?  I have TONS of free pens like that laying around and I thought this would be a great way to ‘fancy’ them up a bit.

Anthropologie Inspired Pom-Pom Pens

Materials needed:

First I started by pulling off the clip.  No need for that.  Then I wrapped a piece of colored yarn around the bottom of the pen.  I made a tail and wrapped the yarn around it about 1/3 up the pen.

How to make a Anthro Inspired Pom-Pom Pen

Then I did the same thing using the twine.  Leave a small tail then wrap the twine up the remaining of the pen.  I covered the end of the twine with Mod Podge to glue it down in place.

How to make a Anthro Inspired Pom Pom Pen

Then I took a different color piece of yarn and made a pom-pom.  I have tried making pom-poms with a fork, ruler, you name it.  Trust me, go out and buy a pom-pom maker.  This one is less than $8 at Hobby Lobby and you can use your 40% off coupon.  You will save yourself a lot of wasted time and yarn.

How to make a Anrtho Inspired Pom Pom Pen with a pom pom maker

I just tied the pom-pom around the clicker and add some Mod Podge to secure it in place.  That’s it.  Make sure you don’t glue the clicker!  Just let the Mod Podge dry before using.  My daughter was begging to use it as soon as I finished.

 Anthropologie’s Pom-Pom Pencils:

Anthropologie Pom-Pom Pencils

Here are my Pom-Pom Pens:

Anthropologie Knockoff Pom-Pom Pencils

I think my pens turned out pretty good!  What do you think?

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  1. says

    My students would love these! I am interested in pom pom pencils for them but how do you sharpen? I think I’ll go with your pens! Great idea!

  2. says

    I love how you took that idea and made it yourself! I give a stack of handmade cards often as gifts, and this would be the perfect accessory to put with it!

  3. says

    oh my goodness, I remember making these in elementary schools in the 60’s – everything old is new again. Thank you for sharing and linking up again this week with us at the #WWDParty. Enjoy your Sunday.

  4. says

    Saw you featured on Time to Sparkle. I love pretty much anything Anthro… I think your DIY pens are even cuter than theirs! I will definitely make these for gifts.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jenni says

    This would make a great Teacher appreciation gift! A nice way to recognize all the staff at school. Thanks for the pom pom maker tip and using a coupon. So excited to give these a try.

  6. says

    Hi Katie!
    Thanks so much for linking up these Anthro Inspired pens at our little ‘Anthro Knock Off Week’ party this weekend!! I remember seeing them earlier this year, and just loved them!! Hope you’re having a great weekend!!

  7. says

    These are so creative! I love love love the colors. Thanks for sharing at the Anthro Knock-Off Week Link Party! I’ll be pinning it to our official board too :)


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