Sunday, May 17, 2009

Flower Pens!

People are always stealing pens from my place of work. The customers think that our pens are really nice and some even ask if they can take them. Ummm.... No, you can't. We actually pay for our pens, we do not get them for free. No touchy! So I decided to make pens with flowers attached to them so it would be harder for customers to steal. They were actually much easier than I thought. I used the following:

Nice pens ( I LOVE the G-2 Pilot pens)
Long stemmed flowers of your choice
Floral tape
Flower shears

Cut the flower's stem to the desired length. Hold your flower firmly against the pen. Leaving about 1/2 an inch, start wrapping the floral tape around the bottom of the pen, keeping the floral tape tight. Work you way up the pen, gradually including your flower. Stop about a half an inch from the top of the flower and work your way back down. The floral tape will stick to itself so there is no need for glue. To end the tape, you simply need to just ripe the tape and smooth down.

Here's how my turned out:
I think they are lovely! The total cost at the craft store was $10.09 (not including the pens). It will make around 12 depending on what kind of flowers you get. Yay for me!

1 comment:

  1. looks good. I have actually done that too. It also make a nice bouguet and easy to find something to write with.