Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pipe Cleaner Carrot Pen Tutorial

Carrot pens!  I am so happy with the way these turned out.  You could make them for yourself or for gifts and it takes all of 5 minutes to do.  I haven't looked to see if there are any other tutorials out there for this but I thought about making them with yarn and then decided to try the pipe cleaners instead.  I may try the yarn later.  If I do, I will let you know how it goes!

Supplies for one carrot pen:
-a simple ball point pen with no lid on or clicker
-8 orange pipe cleaners
-1 green pipe cleaner

 Start by taking your pen and wrapping your orange pipe 
cleaner around and around your pen.  
Wrap tightly and closely.  This is about 3 pipe cleaners.  

 When you get to the end of your pen work your way 
back up making sure that your start each new 
pipe cleaner over the end of the last.  
You should have 2 layers of pipe cleaners on your pen.

Take your green pipe cleaner and fold it in half 
and then fold it in half again.  This will be your carrot greenery.

Uncurl a little of the orange pipe cleaner 
and twist it around the bend in your greenery. 

Then push it down on the end and twist a little 
more to make it stable.  If you want to use hot glue 
to permanently hold it place you can.

That's it!  You are done!  Have fun writing with your carrot pen!

**I'm not left was just easier to take the picture with my right hand!**

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  1. Those are so cute and easy! I'm excited to see carrot crafts showing up. I love them!!!

  2. These are totally cute! We'll be making these for sure!!! Thanks!

  3. I like them too!!! Will keep it in mind for a rainy day project!

  4. SO CUTE! My daughter will love these! What a fun craft she can make for her friends. Thanks for sharing! Dana @ D'Lea Designs

  5. Oh these are just fabulous!!! What a great and simple idea!
    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I'm totally going to do this with the kiddos! (;

  7. Well, isn't that just adorable! Love it

  8. I've seen flower pens - this is adorable! So creative! I'm a follower!

  9. I love it! What a creative idea. My daughter will love this in her easter basket!

  10. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! and for grabbing the button too!:)
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Those are so cute! I would have never thought to use pipe cleaners! What a great idea.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I will be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and link up again this week!

    :)rachel at

  12. This would be a great Easter basket filler! LOVE!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week! {Party opens at 8pm CST on Wed night}

  13. so cute & festive!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  14. Very cute, I bet these feel great in the hands. I saw you at Saturday Spotlight by Craft Envy.

    My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love for you to add this post:


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