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Tired of losing pens? Wishing your old-ordinary pen was more exciting? Well, here is the perfect solution! Change a regular bic pen into an exciting and beautiful flower pen. It's easy, inexpensive, and is guaranteed to catch the eye of everyone that comes in contact with it!
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Step 1: Gather Supplies

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To create your flower pens you will need:

1. Artificial Flowers (with stems) - can be found at craft stores and in Wal-Mart craft section ($.50 & up)
2. Pens - I like using Bic pens because they are inexpensive but any pen will work as long as the bottom is able to come out. ($.89/pack of 10)
3. Wire Cutters
4. Floral Tape ($.96/roll)
5. Glue Gun & Glue
6. Any tool to squeeze the bottom cap out of the pen - I like to use an old wire stripper tool that I have, but pliers work well too.

Step 2: Take Out the Butts

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Ever chew the end off a pen while sitting in class? Well, it's the same idea.
I typically use my wire stripper to squeeze them out, but any tool that can do the job is fine. I find that it makes it easier to gently squeeze in a circular motion around the end. Sometimes they can really pop - so make sure you watch where the end is pointed.

Step 3: Prepare Flowers

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First you want to push the flowers up on the stem - almost to the top.
Then take the wire cutters and cut the stem. You want to have about 1-2 inches under the flower.

Step 4: Ready to Assemble

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Now you should have your pens (butt-less) and your flowers all cut.
Turn on your glue gun and let it get warmed up.

Step 5: Insert Stems Into Pens

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Next you want to put the stems into the ends of the pens. I've found that to put more than 3 is really pushing it. You also need to make sure that you don't accidentally stick the stem into the ink well. If that happens, you'll have a real mess.
zreem3 days ago

nice one

MYT CR8TiV2 years ago
Love this one ! And once the ink runs outta the pen or stops writing you can just arrange them into a faux bouquet and still enjoy the beauty of it. Definitely gonna try this for my next gift giving occasion. Thanxs for sharing !
Jade152 years ago
Thank you for writing this, I can't wait to try this!
mrsthursday3 years ago
Love it! I'd always be able to find a pen- nobody will walk off with this pen- without me noticing.
Kahpow4 years ago
Wow! This is an amazing idea! I'm going to buy a vase and make these for my friend's birthday.
nehasah5 years ago
really gud i evn njoyd making it thx alot
xxCSG6 years ago
Great idea! These would be fab for my friends as birthday presents along with a notebook or something :)
kdreibelbis7 years ago
What a clever idea!! Wonderful step by step instructions.
nittany27 years ago
These are very nice. Can't wait to try some. Your instructions and pictures are great. THANKS.
Hmmmm, such a great idea with minimal supplies - thanks so much for showing me how to do this.
LWalker7 years ago
Wow..what a wonderful idea!! These are great as we're always in need of pens around the house or office. They would also make a great Mother's Day craft for scouts. I think the girls would love doing them.
Dee-SC7 years ago
As a teacher, I use pens constantly and these will prevent anyone from walking away with them. I can see using them for prizes too since my students will definitely be attracted to them. I may even set up a craft center where students could make their own and use as a present for the holidays. I know they will love doing them!
LeePA7 years ago
Super job! These are really cool and look like they can be done for holidays too. Great idea maplepapercuts!!!
janetbly7 years ago
I love it! Make me a bouquet!
FreakCitySF7 years ago
Haha post office makes these! They have fake roses with fake water droplets on them taped with post office tape. Good idea though, I want a little fake bee on a wire. I want a pen that has a lighter on the end, and when you write , it lights!
maplepapercuts (author)  FreakCitySF7 years ago
That could be pretty cool - just have to watch your head - yikes! I like the bee idea - I'll have to look around for one. Thanks for the comments!
karen6087 years ago
Very clear instructable. I like the basket arrangement. I did this at the church office and pens are staying in the office (still in tin can) and very cute to see a man using a flower pen. Thank you!
Stercus Fit7 years ago
This is awesome. I'm gonna have to do this to keep the guys I live with from stealing my pens. ;)
Mitten7 years ago
They have these at the local vet office, and nobody notices that they're pens. But they are pretty cool!