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I freaking love back to school season. Loooove it. Shopping for school supplies was one of my favorite things when I was a little kid and it’s still one of my favorite things now. There are so many amazing deals to be found. It’s the perfect time to stock up on what kids need and to build your personal stash of supplies. Personally, I get a little twitchy if my craft room doesn’t have a few dozen bottles of glue available at any given time. You know how you never have a pen when you need a pen? If you stocked up on pens this time of year and stashed them throughout the house, car and all of the various purses you use, you’d be set. I picked up FriXion Erasable Pens because I make a lot of mistakes. A lot. FriXion pens erase cleanly, even from fabric. Important because I’ve been known to accidentally write on myself.
The problem with having a super awesome pen is that someone is gonna want to steal it. Pen thieves are everywhere. Washi tape can help. I dug through my stash of washi to find a few rolls I thought would coordinate nicely with my new pens. After that I just needed to wrap the barrel of the pen neatly with the tape. This only take a couple of minutes, and the only tricky part is the clicker. To wrap the tape there, just do it one layer at a time, neatly cutting and sliding under the clip before you wrap. Use a craft knife to trim away where the pen clicks into place. And again, I’m probably making this sound overly complicated. We’re talking two minutes. Maybe three. Tops. You’ll want two or three layers of tape at each section of the pen, depending on the opaqueness of your washi tape. Super cute washi tape pens. That erase. In just a few minutes. Now I’m not saying that the tape will prevent pen theft. I’m just saying that if someone does swipe your pen, you’re going to have a pretty easy time proving it was yours. Washi is a perfect way to help personalize all of your back to school supplies! And because I know someone is gonna ask…yes, as long as you apply it neatly, the washi tape totally stays in place even with relatively heavy use.
At Target you can pick up a three-pack of assorted or black FriXion Clicker Pens for 20% off from August 23-29, 2015. Pilot has partnered with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization. They build awareness and fund educational programs designed to reduce and prevent bullying in schools across the country. When you pick up Pilot’s FriXion Clicker erasable gel ink pens, you’re also helping Pilot fund STOMP Out Bullying programs to ‘erase’ negative bullying behaviors and ‘rewrite’ positive, productive solutions. Pilot will be making a minimum of a $125,000 donation to STOMP Out Bullying over the next two years!