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Pens and sharpies are very useful items in a kitchen (or other area of the house). However, they can be easily lost in a drawer and they are not usually pretty enough to display. I like to decorate my pens and sharpies with flowers and butterflies so they are pretty and easy to find! Doing this has allowed me to preserve little things that mean a lot to me.
The flowers I used to make my set for the kitchen came from my wedding centerpieces, my hubby’s boutonniere from our wedding and his boutonniere from his brother’s wedding. The butterflies were also used in our wedding. Every time I use a pen or sharpie I am reminded of those joyous occasions. Plus I have a lovely bouquet on my counter that does not require watering!
DIY Decorative Pens and Sharpies
- Pens (with or without clips) and/or Sharpies
- Floral tape
- Flowers, butterflies, whatever do-dad on a wire you like
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Flower pot, basket, vase
- Rocks and/or sea glass
All instructions for DIY decorative pens and sharpies are for flowers or butterflies (or any do-dad on a wire) unless noted.
- Take your flower and remove any extra greenery. If you would like you can leave some greenery at the top.
- Next cut the flower stem to match either the length of your pen or the end of the clip part on your pen. If you are using a butterfly or something similar with a wire you do not need to cut it.
- Position your flower at the top of your pen and wrap with floral tape. If using a butterfly or something similar with a wire, wrap the wire around the pen before wrapping with floral tape. Start at the base of the flower, overlap by half, and wrap to the end of the pen.
- Place a small dot of hot glue at the top of the pen and wrap with the ribbon. Run a thin line of hot glue down a small section of the pen and wrap with the ribbon. Continue alternating between the hot glue line and wrapping with the ribbon until you reach the end of the pen.
- Once you reach the end of the pen, cut the ribbon leaving a half inch or so of ribbon hanging. Fold the hanging piece of ribbon in half and hot glue it down on the pen, making sure the ribbon is securely attached to the pen.
- Repeat all steps until you have finished your bouquet. Allow your pens to dry for a few hours. Place the rocks or sea glass in the container of your choice. Then arrange your bouquet!
I used flowers for my pens and butterflies for my sharpies so that I could easily grab the one I needed. I think these are a unique way to preserve something special. Not to mention they would make super cute gifts!
Have a blessed day!
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