You can make these floral pens in no time at all. They are easy and inexpensive to make, and great gift ideas for friends, family, and teachers. This is a great project for craft time – whether it’s kids and teens, a team builder with your colleagues, or craft night with your friends. If you don’t want your pens disappearing from your office, or you just want to spruce up your office, these pens are a great option.
You’ll need the following supplies:
Washi Tape or Floral tape
Wire Cutting Pliers
The first thing you’ll need to do is cut your flower off the bouquet using the wired cutting pliers. The length of the stem is up to you. I tend to make the length almost the length of the pen to stabilize the flower more.
For the next step, you will line your stem up next to your pen. Again, if you get to this step and find your stem is too long, simply trim it to the length you want it to be. I usually have my stem start right around the curve above the tip of the pen.
For this post I’m using Scotch washi tape. Floral tape works just as well and sometimes I even like it better as it is a little more flexible and forgiving. The tape can be a little stiff to work with.
Holding your stem into place on your pen, attach the tape to the bottom holding the stem to the pen. Slowly begin wrapping the tape around the pen and stem and winding up the pen towards the top.
Continue wrapping the tape until you get all the way to the top. Once you get to the top, give it an extra wind for stability. Cut off the tap and attach it to the pen.
In this picture you can see a couple different pens I made. The left and center pens are using the floral tape, and the right pen is the one in this post using the Scotch washi tape.
Using the leaves are optional. If you don’t want them, they’ll slide right off the stem.
Place your flower pens in a vase or mug for display and use.
Click the video below to see me create this
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