Everyone always asks me how I make these, so here goes. These are super cheap and easy to make. At the Dollar Tree, on the aisle with the flowers and frames and other various crafts, you will find a roll of green florist’s tape. So, grab a roll of that, a flower bunch, and a package of pens from the stationary aisle. Unroll 10 inches of tape and cut. It will not be sticky yet, so don’t freak out. Set aside. Cut the flower off the large stem, leaving about two inches of stem on it. Hold your flower against the end of the pen with one hand. With the other hand, pick up the piece of tape you cut off and place over the flower portion of the pen. Now, stretching the tape, (this is what makes it become sticky), wind it around the pen and flower all the way down the pen. Cover all but the tip of the pen. If you have too much, wind it back up the pen. If it is sticky on the outside and not so much the inside, you put the tape on upside down. Don’t fret, just take the tape off, throw the tape away and cut another piece. It seems like this tape will never run out. Over time, part of the pen may get worn out. Just cover with more tape as needed.
How-To Make Flower Pens April 26, 2013