Monday, July 12, 2010

Flower Pens


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 baby showers, 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:
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Glue Gun or Super Glue
  • Pens
  • Floral Tape
First, warm up your hot glue gun or prepare the super glue. Remove the lids to all the p
ens 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!
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23 comments:

  1. Cute idea ~ I can't wait to see them on all of the tables at the reception, it will be so pretty !!
    XoXo
    Benita

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  3. The flower pens are very cute! and always easy to spot when you need a pen!

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  4. Cute idea - I saw this at an elementary school reception desk once - they used a clay-pot and filled it with coffee beans to make it look like dirt.

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  5. Our school has these too - super cute!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com
    (Come check out my first product review!)

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  6. This is such a cute craft. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. I have a copywright on silk flower pens. Please do not post this.
    Thank you,
    Linda Langevoort

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  8. Adorable idea! I think this is something my reader's will enjoy so I linked back to this post! Also I thought that maybe if the girls want to make something for their dollies, they could use the mini pens and smaller versions of the flowers!! Thanks for the great idea!

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  9. Cute idea! I'm guessing I wouldn't lose so many this way! I'm starting a new sew along, come check it out at TheTrainToCrazy.com!

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  10. I've been wanting to do this with the "public" pens on my desk so they won't walk away. Yours are very cute and clever.

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  11. love it! i work at a bank and people are always stealing pens!!! =) i think i will try it!

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  12. great idea! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling sunday, I really appreciate you stopping by every week! all the best!

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  13. Super cute idea! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase - I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  14. These are awesome! I put a picture of the ones I made on my blog today, with a link to your post! Thanks so much!

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  15. Love it! I will try it! I am always looking for a pen!
    I just bought a 10 pak yesterday!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  16. I'm thinking of making these for my home parties that I do. My pens always seem to get gone. I don't think they will walk off as easily with a big flower on them. :)

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  17. These are beautiful. I have found that using tape to make flower pens is often sticky. I use a type of tubing that never leaves your hands sticky. Check them out on my website. http://www.katiesflowerpens.com

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