- How to transform an everyday pen to a fun flower!
- This DIY is super fun and easy and can be available ages 5 and up.
- Parental supervision recommended ages 5-9 with use of scissors, measuring, and wire cutters.
- Estimated time: 45 minutes
- Ink pen
- Three different colors of duct tape (green recommend for the stem)
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Hard, flat work space
- Ruler or measuring tape
Step 1: Measure, Cut, Roll
Use ruler to measure the duct tape to go on the body (stem) of the pen and cut tape with scissors. Place pen length wise on duct tape and begin rolling the pen until fully covered.
Step 2: Cutting Squares for Inner Flower
Choosing second color, cut small squares measuring 2 inches each: 22-30 squares total.
Step 3: Folding Squares
Fold corner edges over onto sticky side of duct tape, leaving the bottom half exposed. Repeat this process for each square.
Step 4: Creating Inner Flower
Wrap each individual square around the top of the pen, with the point of the square pointing upwards.
Step 5: Forming the Flower Petals
Cut 12 pieces of the third color of duct tape that are 5 inches long, 1 inch wide.
Step 6: Wiring the Petals
Cut floral wire with wire cutters measuring 3 inches long and stick them to the end of the tape strip from step 5.
Step 7: Wiring Petals Continued
Fold over the top of the duct tape, leaving the bottom part of the tape exposing the wire and sticky side. The tape should not cover the entire wire and should leave a portion of the sticky side exposed.
Step 8: Shaping Petals
Cut the folded area of duct tape into a petal shape.
Step 9: Placing Petals
Place each petal onto the pre-made center of the pen using the exposed side of the petal. Layer the petals to add dimension and depth.
Step 10: Forming Base Petals
Repeat steps 2-3 in the same color as the stem, this time with a total of 4 squares.
Step 11: Finalizing Stem
Place each square at the bottom of the flower, where the petals and the top of the stem meet.
Step 12: Final Product
Adjust petals as needed to create a flower-like appearance and enjoy!