I was needing some pens for my customers to use at the studio during their ordering sessions. If you know me, you know I don’t like anything “ordinary”. So, regular ball point pens wouldn’t work. I gathered supplies I already had on hand and created, not only a pretty decoration for my desk, but also unique, memorable pens.
The process is super simple even for the most beginner of DIYers. I photographed the steps if you would like to recreate these pretty flower pens.
Ball Point Pens // Floral Tape // Artificial Flowers // Wire Cutters // Hot Glue Gun
STEP 1: Remove and discard both ends of a ball point pen. You may need to use your wire cutters to help pry off the top end of the pen. It’s okay if the end gets messed up a little from prying. It will be covered up with floral tape.
STEP 2: Using the artificial flowers of your choice, cut the flower head from the stem leaving about 1/4″ of stem.
STEP 3: Using floral tape, wrap the tape around the pen until it’s completely covered. Be sure to pull slightly as you wrap. The stretching of the tape is what makes it stick to the pen. If the tape accidentally breaks before you are done, it’s fine! Just start where you left off. You won’t be able to tell.
STEP 4: Using a hot glue gun, put a dab of glue on the 1/4″ flower stem and fill the open end of the pen with a dot of glue. Working quickly, press the flower into the open end of the pen. (Excuse my alien hands. It’s harder than you think to hold a pen and hot glue gun in one hand while you take a photo with the other hand.)
STEP 5: Place your completed pens in a container. I always clean and save my empty candle containers to reuse. This glass candle jar was perfect to hold my finished pens. See? Easy and cute! And it literally cost me nothing because I had all of the supplies on hand.