clear barreled pens (Pentel R.S.V.P are perfect)
Next, remove the twisty cap on the end of the pen and remove the ink as well (mine were attached). Roll the paper tightly and slide it into the barrel. Replace the ink and cap. That's it, you're done and now the owner of a fancy colorful pen! I also had some glitter on hand so I used that in one of the pens as another DIY option. If you try this version, I recommend keeping the ink in and filling the glitter in around it.
Super quick and super easy. And down the road, if you change your mind on the color or pattern, you can easily swap it out for new one. Well, maybe not the glitter one... I can see that being a tad messy.
I thought I would also share the cover of my red binder I mentioned previously as one of my school necessities. I used some scrapbook paper and my own hand writing to make a cover that says "Mrs. Root's Student Teaching Binder: Fall 2013." The picture I included is of the husband and I shortly after entering our wedding reception. I will warn you know that you will probably see a lot of our wedding photos sneaking into my projects. That's it for now though for Made-it-Monday!
I am keeping it simple for my first Made-it-Monday but I will try to step it up a bit next pin. Maybe I will actually take on one of the millions of Pins I've pinned to my '"Future Classroom" board! Or possibly I will be inspired by another blogger today?
P.S. The Pen DIY was even easy enough for a fuzzy critter without opposable thumbs!
Kiwi gives her lip of approval on this quick craft!!