Tanja from Journey of a Substitute Teacher is guest blogging for me and she is going to show you how to do something that I know you want to do.
While she's off having fun, I'm here to share a project that is fun, cheap, and easy. It's flower pens! I first saw one of these at one of the schools I sub for. Too many people were
My favorite pin of these pens is this one:
The sign says "Thank you for helping me 'bloom and grow' this year." Obviously for teacher appreciation, but you could make a variety of tags to go with the pens if they are for a gift. I love that they are in a watering can!
- Floral tape
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic flowers
I had scissors for the tape just in case. I ended up using them for the pens a lot.
First decapitate, I mean remove the flower from its stem.
Pop off the top of the pen(this was the hardest part of the whole process for me) and hot glue the flower into the top.
Wrap the pen with the floral tape.
Stick the cap back on. Or you don't have to, but I want the pens to last a bit.
And the final product..a beautiful bouquet in a vase, finished off with a ribbon!
You could put the pens in vases, water cans, flower pots, etc. I already have a few requests by friends to make these!
And since I'm guest blogging, I brought along a freebie! Labels to go with the pens :) Labels say mom, teacher, and "Out of the bunch, I picked the best one" for generic :)
Frames courtesy: The 3AM Teacher
Frames courtesy: Mel Stampz