If you're looking for a nice DIY gift to give at christmas, these will work just great! We used to give these flower pens to our teachers each year. They absolutely loved them and used them for the rest of the year!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- Pens, pens, and more pens,
- Green floral tape
- Hot glue gun
- Artificial flowers (the kind is up to you!)
- Cutting pliers
Step 2: Prepare the Pens
Take your cutting pliers and snip the end off the pens. Make sure to do this away from your eyes because the ends go flying! After, pull out the inside of the pen and cut down the plastic to where the ink ends.
You may also need to snip the end of the flowers. It's best to leave a maximum of an inch.
Now is a good time to turn on the hot glue gun!
Step 3: Roll Up You Pens
Take your floral tape and cut a diagonal cut at the end. Pull out the inside of the pen and fold part of the diagonal cut into the opening. This will keep your tape in place. Start rolling the tape up the pen until you're just below the top. Make sure the tape is pulled tight.
Step 4: Glue the Flower
Take your hot glue gun and squeeze some glue into the top of the pen. Take your flower and press it into the top of the pen. Once the flower is securely in, continue rolling the tape until you're at the base of the flower. Rip off the tape and smooth it out to make sure it sticks.
Step 5: Let It Dry and You're Done
Let everything dry and then it's complete. You can choose to add the pen caps if you want, but most of the time, we just leave the pen the way it is.