Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fun Flower Pens

These flower pens are so easy to make!

This is what you'll need to get started.
(and a glue gun or super glue!)

-package of pens ( I used Bic)
-a few silk flowers ( pull the stems off)
-green floral tape (Dollar Tree)
-small vase (Dollar Tree)
-glass beads (Dollar Tree again!)

Step One: Pull the long stem off the flower (put green covering back over flower...this is what keeps it together) and remove the cap on the bottom of the pen.

Step two:  Start at the bottom of your pen, and wrap the floral tape all the way to the top.  Pull tightly as you wind the tape.

Step three: hot glue the bottoms of the flowers and press the little stem part down into the top of your pen.  Done!  They are that easy!

I purchased the flowers for .50 each (they were half price!)  Everything else I purchased at the dollar store.  So, each pen probably cost around .75 to make!

I recently made a whole vase of pens for Secretary's Day. This would also make a cute teacher's gift or place a pen on top top of some pretty stationary for a birthday or Mother's Day gift.  The possibilities are endless!


Nicolle said...

Hi Kerri, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog. These pens are so cute too. I have been in the mood to create something lately. However, I'm not very crafty at all.

I read your profile. We also have one son. He will be our only child. He is the love of our life. I like a clean home too! :))

ttmccarty said...

Very Cute Kerri! You are soooo crafty!!!!

Amy Bowman said...

these are cute...my girls would love them in their room. When I think of all the different types of stems/flowers out there, this really cold be customized to anyone on your gift list. love.

Jen said...

Soooo funny! I make these for teacher gifts too. Mine are a little different, but same idea. I love the little vases with the stones.
have a great day!

teresa-bug said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! These pens are adorable...I am trying to come up with someone who I can give them to. Welcome to the blog world!!

Connie said...

Very cute idea. They are also not easily lost under couches, down the cushions of couches, bottom of purses, coat pockets etc.

I just posted about Gerber Daisies on my blog today if you would like to check it out.

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

These pens are so cute! I can imagine they'd be great for tea parties and bridal showers too - so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing :)

Jenny said...

HI Kerri, so glad we found each other through our blogs! I love a new blog buddy. I made these flowers for my daugher's birthday tea party. I of course kept one for myself. Love them.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

yes teachers gift with a cute little notepad (& they will be able to spot that flower pen 10 desks away!) wouldn't they be cute on a girl's desk?? love that decor & function meet at a great rate!

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