Flower Pot Pen

This flower pot pen is one of my favorite crafts. They are SO easy to make, and the result is beautiful and useful.

This is just a perfect gift for Mother's Day. The flower is actually a pen, and it sits in a terra cotta pot of coffee beans, which looks like the dirt and supports the pen. I love using the coffee beans because they smell good. You can also use dried legume beans as well.

This flower pot pen looks great in the kitchen or the office, and no more fumbling for a pen! You always know where to find one!

Flower Pot Pen

Things Needed:

  • Pen (I used a Bic pen)
  • Silk flower head
  • Green floral tape
  • Small terra cotta pot
  • Razor blade and pliers
  • Hot Glue or Super Glue
  • Coffee beans or dried legume beans

1. The very first step is to remove the end of the pen. Make sure you use a straight pen, like Bic, not a pen where you "click" the pen open and close and has a clip on the side. Making this flower pot pen is extremely easy and fast to do, but the hardest part of the whole project is removing the end of the pen. For a Bic pen, the end of the pen is a little plastic disc that must be removed. Wedge a razor blade in between the body of the pen and the edge of the disc to get it to start coming out, then use pliers or tweezers to remove the end. If it won't budge, use the razor blade to cut off the end.

back removed

2. Next, wrap your pen with floral tape. Begin near the ball point tip, and pull the floral tape slightly as you wrap up the pen, overlapping slightly. The tape will stick to itself. When you get to the top, rip or cut the floral tape off and wrap it around itself to seal.

wrapping pengreen pen

3. Next, pop off the silk flower head from its stem. Put some hot glue or super glue around the little plastic stem that remains on the flower head, and push this into the end of the pen.

gluing flower headback view of flower head

4. Fill up the flower pot with coffee beans or another dried bean of your choice. Pop the flower in the pot and your gift is ready to give to Mom!

flower potpen removed

flower pen

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