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Make a Flower Pen

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I have always loved flower pens…and I thought maybe if I had a few of them around the house they might be easier to find. :-) I also thought I would share with all of you how to make them as well. Hope you enjoy!

Supplies Needed:

*A package of regular ball point pens
*Floral Tape in various colors (This can be a hard find…I found mine at an online Wholesale Floral site, on their Floral Accessories page.)
*Silk Flowers, any kind that you like…I often see these made using Gerbera Daisies — I used Ranunculus, just in case you were wondering :-)

Instructions:

First you need to cut your flower off of the stem, leaving about 1 inch. You can use an old pair of scissors but preferably cut them using wire cutters.

Remove (and discard) your pen lid. Hold your flower next to your pen…

and then use your floral tape to attach your flower to your pen.

Some of the  light colored floral tape was kind of see through, so I went down and up and then back down again. (When you are done, just rip the tape and press it against your pen until it sticks. If you need more help using floral tape see Tip #2 in my How to Make a Boutonniere post)

And voila. Cute, fun, “harder” to lose flower pens…

in lots of fun colors!!!

13 Comments

  1. LOVE!! I am hosting a bridal showe next year and the theme is April Showers… these would be great to stick on every table so my guests can use them for games! thanks for the idea!!!
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  2. I have seen these in small galvinized pots filled with dried black beans- a cute way to display them and keep them in one place!

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  3. These are so fun to have around the house or at work. I absolutely love them, especially when I can switch them out for each season. I actually make them with a tubing instead of the tape. I found that the tape is sticky.

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  4. Looks so easy Anne. Very nice :)
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  6. My daughter is getting married in St. Thomas. You can only have silk flowers on the beach and then take them away after the ceremony. We bought all different tropical flowers and made them into a bouquet in a basket. Each person that signs their guest book gets to take a flower with them as a little token. The bouquet looks absolutely gorgeous and cost only $75 for everything. Very neat idea.

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  7. I have found that teachers love flower pens in the classrooms!

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  9. Those look wonderful! For a more clean look you can take the top end cap off and insert the wire of the flower in the hole and add hot glue. For a thicker flower stem you can carefully take it apart or trim it to fit down inside the hole. I wrap the pen in green floral tape then wrap it again with ribbon. I also like to add a bow under the flower.

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    Anne Reply:

    oooh! love the ribbon idea! :) I may have to make some more one day!

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  10. I have found that a coat of Mod Podge over the floral tape secures it in place nicely to prevent unraveling with use — and it takes away that slight sticky feeling that the floral tape has. Also, if you pop off the bottom of the pens, you can slide the stem inside the pen so that there’s no bump on the outside. :)
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    Anne Reply:

    Awesome ideas! Thank for sharing :)

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  11. Thank you for posting. I’m making some of these for end of the year Thank You gifts for teachers!

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