When you pay some extra attention to whatever you are designing it can take your project to the next level. Whether it's a room, party, DIY creation, or even a meal, attention to detail makes a difference.
Today I'm talking about a party. A wedding to be exact! This post features a quick and easy project I recently did for my brother and his fiance. The small details are very important to the happy couple and they wanted something special alongside their guest book that would be a little different, and much prettier, than a boring black pen. Now they have several fun flower pens that match the style and decor of their wedding. I think the guests will get a kick out of them don't you?
I'm not kidding about quick and easy. These pens took all of 15 minutes to make, so grab some pens and a hot glue gun and let's get started!
Gather your materials: Pens, silk/fake flowers, hot glue, jute twine (you could use ribbon), and floral tape (optional). A basic ball point pen works best. Something with a "clicker" top or that requires a cap will not.
Trim your flower stem, leaving about a half inch to one inch of the stem attached.
Put hot glue along one side (as long as your stem) and on the top of the pen. Hold your flower on the glue until it is dry.
This step is optional, but I found that wrapping the pen with floral tape before the twine helped to secure the flower, as well as help the hot glue to stick.
Start at the top and wrap the pen and stem with the tape, working your way down to the end of the plastic.
Starting at the bottom, add some hot glue and attach the twine. Continue to wrap the twine, adding hot glue as you go, until you reach the flower. Add enough hot glue to trap the end of the twine at the base of the flower and you're done!
That's it - you're pretty flower pen is done and ready to use!
I think I'm going to make myself a whole batch of these in a variety of colors. It will make jotting down that grocery list much more fun!