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Overbought on the Floral Tape- DIY Flower Pens

One roll would suffice. It was on the list of supplies for this crafty kitsch!

Last week in Pittsburgh, granddaughter Anna saw a pot of flower pens that Aunt Lala made years ago. They are corny but cute and definitely appealed to an 8+ year old.

The  old pens still wrote after all those years!!

Anna was fascinated with the pens in the pot and asked if we could make them when I came to Ohio. After a fun trip to the Crafts store for the supplies and brief instructions from Laura, we set up shop. Didn’t even use a full roll of floral tape.

There are rolls and rolls left.   We made a pot for her mom, her other grandma, for Aunt Lala, for Anna’s desk and a new one for me which I might take to school again for our sign-in counter.  Laura made some for me to take to school years ago, too.

If you seriously want to make them for any reason I found instructions just now online here at show  

After making them  with Anna and looking up instructions, I see people create them as favors and as pens for wedding guest books and such.

You can see her peeking through the finished pots of pens.

So do we buy more fake posies, pens and pots and glass pebbles and make more flower pens? I’ve a ton of floral tape!

10 responses

  1. You could start your own posie pen business and sell them on Ebay. You’ll make a fortune!

    July 1, 2012 at 2:32 am

  2. Why did you buy that much? I don’t think a florist has that much

    July 1, 2012 at 7:03 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    What a great craft idea and I love the picture of Anna peeking through the “flowers”.

    July 1, 2012 at 7:19 am

  4. A great idea. Love the photo.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    July 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

  5. Gail Radley

    Fabulous project…adorable

    July 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

  6. Vincie

    Anna is adorable! I love this photo of her peeking through the flower pots! Such a sweetie!

    July 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

  7. Beautiful shot and her mischievous/joyful eye takes all the “corn” out of “corny.” :)

    July 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  8. Flower pens are right up an 8-year-old’s alley. Cute image of her peering through the pots. :)

    July 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

  9. Cute idea! Great. Great colors too!

    July 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

  10. Erica Wells

    The flowers look real! And Anna definitely IS real!!! :-)

    July 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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