Beaded Tassel Pens


Materials

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Embroidery floss, in colors of choice
  • Beads, in designs of choice

Tools

  • Aleene’s Instant Decoupage Sealer & Finish
  • Ruler
  • Sponge scrap
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

  • 1. For tassel, measure and cut 5” length of embroidery floss. Tie knot on one end. String beads onto length in desired pattern. Knot other end, leaving 1/2” on end.
  • 2. For pen body, wrap embroidery floss around length, pulling floss tight on pen body. If using two colors, alternate colors, creating patterns as desired.
  • 3. Position tassel on end of pen; wrap embroidery floss around end of tassel, securing on pen body.
  • 4. On covered work surface, use decoupage finish to spot glue ends on pen. Use sponge scrap to apply thin layer of decoupage finish along pen body. Let dry.

by Cindy Jacobsen

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