There are those special, fun occasions when you just want to jazz up a ballpoint pen. Flower pens look like a stiff stem with a beautiful bloom at the end. At gatherings where you want party guests to play games or sign a party book like babyshowers, weddings, and birthdays, these flower pens add just a little fun to the already festive occasion. Jill is actually using these at her wedding reception next month!
What You Need:
Glue Gun or Super Glue
First, warm up your hot glue gun or prepare the super glue. Remove the lids to all the pens that you will be decorating. *TIP* Check the pens to make sure they work before you add the flower & tape. Then, remove the ink cap from each top of the pen. Clip the flower off the stem, leaving enough length to insert down into the pen.
Hot glue or super glue inside the top of the pen and press the flower firmly into the glue (in the pen) until dry. Start taping at the flower end of the pen. Guide the tape while winding the pen in a circular motion. The tape should cover the entire pen down to the tip in one long vertical strip. The floral tape becomes tacky as you work with it, so there is no need for glue with it.
Secure the tape by pressing it gently down with your fingers. Lay it to the side and start on the next pen!
We are Rebecca, Maggie, & Jill - busy women just like you who run after our active kids, try to clean the house once in a while, and manage to throw dinner together (even if it's just a bag of frozen chicken nuggets). But when we get the chance, we enjoy a good project. Something that entertains the kids, saves us a little money, is good for the earth, and even makes us feel pretty. And we want to share these ideas with you!