I saw this handy tape holder a couple years ago and have made dozens of them. Very useful in small tool kits, survival kits, zipper pulls on bags, hunting coats, in the glove box of cars, first aid kits etc. Never know when a couple feet of tape will come in handy. Here’s how to do it.
1-You’ll need tape, some type of cord /string/shoelaces, Bic type ball point pen, something to pull the ink cartridge out and cut the pen in half. I generally use para cord for mine.
2-After pulling the ink out, wrap the pen with tape. Leave about 1/2″ on the end with the plug, I will tell you why later. I usually us about 3 feet of tape. You can use more or less. Any kind of tape, duct tape, gaffer’s tape, electrical tape, medical tape, gorilla tape etc works. I am using duct tape here.
3-Two rolls of 2″ wide tape fit on a pen. You can cut to the cord to any length but 20″ allows you to loop it back over itself. You have to account for the knot at the end.
4-If you use synthetic cord, burn the ends using a match, lighter, kitchen stove, to keep them from unraveling
5-Cut your pen in half and trim the ends to size. The plug in one end of the pen is hard to get out. If you left 1/2″ on that end you can just cut it off. Tie a loop knot in the cord.
6-Push the cord up through the pen. You can also use plastic cable ties. I’ve made dozens of these and put them in kitchen drawers, every car, first aid kit, survival kit, range bags, suitcases etc.