The best pens to use for your DIY flower pens are the kind with caps (although possession of said cap isn’t necessary – lost caps are no problem). However, I decided to also turn some click pens (with the little button on the top) into flower pens, because for some reason we had a lot of those around the house. I’m all for getting creative and working with what you already have when possible. If you are purchasing something specifically for this project, a pen with a cap would be your best bet.
You’re going to be cutting the stem down to size, so you don’t have to worry much about that. Just make sure they have at least a couple of inches of stem, and that the flower isn’t so big that it will be cumbersome when on the top of a pen you’re using for writing. I used 1/2″ wide dark green florist tape, but you can use any color you want! You’ll need something to cut the flower stems down to size. I prefer to use wire cutters, but you certainly don’t need to go out and buy them if you don’t already have them. A sturdy pair of scissors and a lot of pressure will normally get the job done. You will only need a hot glue gun if you choose to insert the flowers down into the pens. If you want to mount it along the side of the pen, you can skip this item.
I also use a small dot of regular school glue for each pen. OPTION 1 HOW TO MAKE A DIY FLOWER PEN BY INSERTING THE FLOWER INTO THE PEN. This method centers the flower perfectly on the pen. However, it takes a bit more work (but it’s still really simple). You cannot use a pen with a top clicker for this method. The end doesn’t have to be pretty, so go ahead and get aggressive. I like to use scissors to make a gap between the pen and the end cap and pry it off from there. Leave it as long as you can, but it will probably have to be pretty short because it will hit the internal part of the pen that holds the ink. I like to start from the bottom (or the part closest to the writing tip). It won’t stick to the pen well directly, but instead it sticks to itself . When you stretch it out it sticks better, so be sure to use a bit of tension while you’re wrapping. Make sure each wrap generously overlaps the previous rotation. Use a small dot of glue to secure the end of the florist tape. It will probably stick to itself fine, but I’d rather be safe than sorry. Use your hot glue gun to run a small bead of glue around the back (open) end of the pen where you removed the end cap. OPTION 2 HOW TO MAKE A DIY FLOWER PEN BY MOUNTING THE FLOWER ALONG THE SIDE OF THE PEN. Note: You can do this method with either style of pen (clicker top or standard cap) Cut flower stem to a length. I generally cut the flower stem to begin at the bottom edge of that built in clip, and I like to let the flower float a bit above the top of the pen to leave some clearance for reaching the click button. Use a small amount of florist tape to mount the flower to the side of the pen to secure it for easy handling while you complete the project Starting near the writing tip of the pen (but not covering it), begin to wrap the florist tape around the pen. It won’t stick to the pen very well, but instead will stick to itself . The more you stretch it the better it grips, so be sure to use a little tension while wrapping. I like to do a few wraps around the portion where the flower stem begins to make the transition smooth, and also at the very top to add a bit of strength. Use a small dot of glue at the end of the florist tape to be sure it doesn’t unravel. Join The Cheeky Homemaker community to get new fun projects and ideas straight to your inbox! Glow Tray x Cookies (Red) LED Rolling Tray by Glow Tray. Brand Cookies SF Berner Colour Red Material Plastic Width 28cm Length 21.5cm Height 3cm.
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