It’s september! And that means back to school, university or to the office … for this reason there is a great campaign from PILOT today, Design your FriXion and the instructions for a simple rubber pencil.

As much as I mourn after summer every year, I look forward to autumn. I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, afternoons with hot chocolate and the general motivation and activity that will return.

For many, it’s back to school, university or back to work after a long, extensive summer vacation. Everyone has energy, is in a good mood and really wants to rock something.

Just in time for the “start of school”, there is a mega cool PILOT campaign today. At the moment you can personalize your favorite pens on the PILOT website. In other words, you can create an individual sticker for a FriXion Ball, FriXion Clicker or a FriXion set of 3 leads.

Pattern, color and font can be chosen and of course the text! So you can label all pens with your own name or print a few funny or inspiring messages on them.

On the “Design your FriXion” website you can simply scan your receipt and personalize your FriXion.

Have lots of fun with it!

DIY SIMPLE PEN HOLDER YOURSELF

In keeping with the newly rediscovered autumn motivation, I have thought of a little DIY so that I will hopefully never again be with my book without a pen or with a pen without my book …

The pencil rubber is simply sewn on a rubber band in any width and can be wonderfully looped around any notebook.

MATERIALS

For the macrame vase stockings you need the following material:

  • Elastic band
  • sewing machine
  • matching yarn
  • Clips or pins
  • of course a notebook and a couple of FriXion pens 😉

TIP:

You can also use a narrow elastic band for this DIY, anything wider than 1.5cm is ideal so that the pens have enough hold.

TIPS & TRICKS

1.

Determine the design  – It is best to think about how many pen compartments you would like to have and how to hide the ends nicely. For this reason, I roughly sketched out how I would like to lay the rubber band and, above all, how I would like to fold the ends so that the end of the rubber band is hidden in a loop.

2.

Pin  the elastic band – Since the elastic band is elastic, it is difficult to fix everything in the right position. For this reason, I worked my way step by step and tested every step on the booklet again so as not to sew too much or too little tension on the elastic band.

I sealed the first edge with the lighter and then formed a loop and sewed it on.

3.

 Fix the loops – Place the elastic around the booklet and simply measure roughly so that the elastic is under slight tension. Lay all three layers on top of each other and go over them with a normal stitch. My sewing machine managed the 3 shifts without any problems.

I pinned the other loops so that the end is hidden again and forms a final loop.