Lots of people are bound to have old dried up ballpens you want to throw away. Among the heaps of other odds and ends I hesitate to throw away are pen caps :D I had been trying to think of something to do with them when one day i had to use one instead of a paperclip. They look nice and are super easy to make!
Step 1: What you need
You will need:
1) old pen caps
4) little odds and ends for decoration
5) craft glue/engineering glue
CAUTION: If you are going to use engineering glue make sure you wear eye protection and also have a hanky to avoid inhaling the glue. It is pretty volatile and dangerous to smell. Also take care not to spill any on you hands. Wear some tough gloves made of rugged cloth or the like. In case your skin comes in contact with the glue, apply some oil and soap and use some mild abrasive material like a pumice stone to scrub away the glue. Repeat till all the glue and been scrubbed off and wash under cool running water.
Step 2: Painting the cap
Use a toothpick or straw to hold the the pen cap so that you can paint around it in one go if you are impatient like me.
Step 3: Decoration!
Once the cap has dried we can decorate! Use sequins, beads, seeds or whatever you want to use to make it look nice. :)
Step 4: The finished PencapPaperclip!
you can see i was impatient about the green one :D i didn't realise the underside hadn"t dried completely. Happy creating!