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How To Make Fun Flower Pens

Updated on May 30, 2012

Flower pens are something a lot of us have seen in offices, lobbies, and other places as such. We see them in stores, maybe even have gotten one as a gift. One thing that's always the same is that flower pens are fun, colorful and so easy to make!

If you have ever wondered how to make a flower pen, for whatever reason... making gifts, maybe because they are just fun to have around... read on!

Supplies You'll Need To Make Flower Pens

First you will need to gather your supplies, don't worry they are pretty basic supplies and you can probably find them currently in your home. If by chance you do not have all the supplies you need to make flower pens, don't worry, they can be found in almost any craft store and are very affordable as well.

  1. Pen(s) A style of pen that can easy be wrapped.
  2. Fabric flowers, big flowers usually look better in general. Having some leaves left on the flowers will make it look more realistic.
  3. Green floral tape.
  4. Wire cutters.

Instructions: How To Make A Flower Pen

Making flower pens is actually pretty basic as long as you know how to do it, and have the correct supplies. Making sure that you have everything before you start is always good, so after doing so you may read on to the intrusions.

  1. Start off by cutting your fake flower's stem down to 2 - 21/2 inches long, cut off access leaves keeping in mind how many you do want and that some leaves can make the pen look better and the flower more realistic. You will want to place the flower the bloom is resting on the top of the pen, and the stem being put against the pen. Some people will glue the flower stem to the pen before taping, but this is not necessary.
  2. Take the green floral tape and start wrapping the bottom part of the pen, start as close to the tip of the pen as you can without taping over the actual point to the pen, you are only trying to tape the handle. Tape from the tip to about halfway up the pen, covering completely with green floral tape.
  3. If you haven't already glued the flower stem to the pen this would be when we attach it to the pen. If your not using glue then you use the tape, firmly hold the flower stem along the pen and tightly tape it there.If you do not tightly tape the flower stem to the pen handle it will fall apart very quickly. The flower can wiggle and fall out of place. Finish taping up to the top of the flower blossom.. making sure that the entire pen handle is taped can make the pen look much butter then a badly taped pen... so use a bit of floral tape, don't hold back if you wan them to look good.

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Tips For Making Better Flower Pens

Here are some tips that can help you make the best flower pens possible.. and save you some hassle.. :)

  • Make sure all the pens work! To waste your supplies and take the time to make a flower pen then find out the pen is dry is terrible! Better safe then sorry.. so check the pens first!
  • Rubbing your fingers up and down the new pen represent wear, and therefor can get rid of the sticky residue left over... wash your hands after doing so.
  • Make sure you have all your supplies before starting. Getting all excited then finding out you don't have something is disappointing, check first!
  • Share the fun! Try doing this craft with kids.. let them choose the flowers, or help wrap the tape!
  • Have fun! Remember the more you flower pens you make the better the will look.

Uses For Flower Pens

Flower pens are great for a lot of things, the best thing is, they are easy to make, cheap and useful while they're at it, what could be better? Here's some ideas on what to use flower pens for:

  • Party Favors
  • Gifts
  • Fun D├ęcor
  • Selling Online
  • Anything You Can Think Of!


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      Patti 4 years ago

      The beauty of these, is when you run out of ink, you just pull out the nib and replace it! Easy!

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      Katie 6 years ago

      Flower Pens are wonderful at parties, showers, or even at work on your desk. There are several businesses that decorate their register with flower pens.

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      jamiesweeney 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Such a great idea! It's very creative.

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      Awesome Princessa! ^_^ I'm glad!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      it's so girly... I love it :)

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      Yup! Thanks for stoping by Rochelle! ^_^

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      This looks fun, easy and pretty.

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      AherKade, too funny... see, all kinds of uses! Thanks for commenting! ;)

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      AsherKade 8 years ago from Texas

      hhahahahaha...we have a female officer at work that is tired of people stealing her pens. Knowing males won't use these flower pens, she stocks up on them to deter theft!

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      Molytail, glad someone else has heard of them too! I was getting desperate lol! Yeah, you should, it's fun! ^_^

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      Molytail 8 years ago

      Cute! I've seen flower pens before, never made any. Maybe we will! :-)

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      NYMiskovic, Me too! That's delightful to hear.. yes, either that or you'll need them to make you one for every holiday! ;D Yes, another great idea!

      Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment. ^_^

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      Kara Leigh Miller 8 years ago from Oswego, NY

      I love flower pens!! My kids make them for me every year for Mother's Day. I always tend to run out of ink before the next time I get one though--I guess i will have to start making them on my own.

      Another great use for these is if you are involved with a Home Party Plan (i.e. PartyLite Candles, Avon, Tastefully Simple). Using these at your parties are a neat treat for the guests and it is difficult for some one to try and walk off with your pens!

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      /Breada Scully, hmm really?! I have seen them all over the place... and I move a lot, how strange. lol No matter, I'm glad your trying it out... have fun! Yes crafts to do with kids is something I think is important, so if I can I try to suggest ways to do any crafts I post WITH kids, get their creative juices flowing to if you know what I mean. ;)

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      well I have never seen them before they are awesome will have a go at making some myself.... used to do floristry years ago and that gutter tape can be quite sticky..... but will give it a go.... nice little creative things to do with kids... thanks for that

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      Enelle Lamb, thanks... glad you like it! :)

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      What a neat idea! Very interesting hub :) thanks!

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      Cam Anju 8 years ago from Stoughton, Wisconsin

      dohn121, Glad to be of service! Thanks! ^_^

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I have to admit, before reading this, I had no idea what a Flower Pen was yet I've seen them everywhere! Thanks for sharing this with me. You have such a creative talent, Cam.