Introduction: DIY Calligraphy Pens

Ever wanted a vintage 'grand' touch to your writing? Well, you have come to the right place.

This easy project takes only 2-3 minutes to make and costs almost nothing.

So, let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

All you need is :

1) Popsicle sticks

2) A cutter or scissors

3) Ink (or poster paint mixed with a lot of water)

For practise :

1) A paper

2) A ruler

3) A pencil

Step 2: Making the 'pen'

First, using a cutter (or scissors) make a cut on the popsicle stick. Then, break the stick in half. That's it!

NOTE : You can also make a few cuts on the end of the pen to get different effects.

Step 3: Writing With the Pen

Hold the stick straight as you would with a normal pen. Just dip the end of the stick in ink and start to write. The ink will start to fade in some time. In that case, dip the stick in the ink and pick up from where you left off.P

Step 4: Practise

I created a simple practise sheet. Draw a line across a blank paper and another line 4 cm above it. Draw another line 2 cm above the previous line. The last line is for letters for long letters like 't' and 'd'.

Step 5: Fails and First Tries :P

Here are some of my fails. If you too can't get it on the first few times, do not get frustrated. Remember, practise makes perfect!

Step 6: Finished!

That's it! You will be able to get the hang of it after a while and write like a pro!

Thanks for seeing this instructable. If you liked it, please favourite it. Also, any suggestions will be welcome.

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Comments

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luthien.hernandez (author)2015-03-25

What a nice tutorial! this is great! What a cool way to make calligraphy!

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Thanks a lot :)

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xxxafterglow (author)aru122952017-06-15

These replies are hilarious next to your avatar.

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GyuryL (author)2015-06-21

http://watering76.tumblr.com/post/93003235372/diy-...

Above is a really nice tutorial if you want to save money and is extremely effective. Not trying to advertise a blog, but I didn't know how to post it here without using many pictures so there's the url

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Nice, this is an easy and cheap way to get into caligraphy!

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Thank you!

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