Flower Pen at Fly Me To The Moon Florists
We get lots of compliments each week about the pen we have at our register. It's just a simple flower pen. I threw it together so customers would have something interesting to use to sign cards and credit card receipts.
Most people think it's a real flower. I just love seeing my male customers pick up this dainty little pen.
Flower pens make great party favors, teachers gifts and crafts for kids.
How To Make A Flower Pen
They're really easy to make. And don't require a lot of materials. Here's a link to a video called "How to Make A Flower Pen".
Here's what's called a flower pen "bouquet." It's actually a flower pen arrangement, but I won't tell anyone if you don't.
Flower Pen Tips
The more sophisticated the fake flowers, I mean permanent botanicals are, the better your flower pens will look.
Wrap the flower pens all the way down to the pen tip with green floral tape. Some tutorials leave room at the bottom so you can put the pen cap back on. But once the pen is totally wrapped the pen doesn't dry out. The first one I made lasted 2 years.
Look for flower bunches that have 5 or more flowers on each stem. You can make a lot more flower pens for less.
You can find flowers at craft stores. But be on the look out for nice ones at dollar stores.
You'll need either wire cutters or a pair of scissors you don't care about. Cutting the stems with your good scissors will ruin them. Some times, if the wire isn't too thick, you can just cut the plastic wire coating then crease and bend the wire back and forth until it breaks.
Some tutorials instruct you to remove the pen "stopper," you know that piece that keeps the air out on the top of the pen. Then remove the top of the flower from the stem (it just pulls off) then hot glue it into the hole. I've never done it that way though.
Flower Pen Tutorials
So go ahead! Make some flower pens and let me know how they turn out.
Fall is a great time to make these because fall flower colors are so beautiful/