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This golf pen craft can be made for your favorite golfer, following these free project instructions.
If your Dad loves golf, this would make a useful Father's Day gift for his desk. It is practical and it is a great conversation piece.
This craft is very easy to
make. The base is made from a silk flower foam oasis, which
are readily available in craft stores in many different sizes.
The golf flag shown here is a black ball point pen. The pen holder is
the hole in the golf green. The pen is placed, tip down, in
the hole when it is not in use. The golf hole is filled with
coffee beans to add support to the pen. You can also use
small black beads or dry beans, or add air-drying clay to create a pen holder base.
This is a variation of the flower pot pens you can make for Mother's Day.
Begin the golf pen craft by placing a quarter (or use another
appropriate template) on top of the foam oasis. Place it
slightly off center for a more natural effect. Trace around
the quarter with the pen.
2. Take an exacto knife and carefully cut along the traced lines, creating the walls of the hole. Take your time and be careful here. Next, you want to scoop out the inside of the hole. Start by cutting an "X" in the hole, and use the knife to start removing small sections. Once you have a depression, you can insert a small spoon or other scooping tool to clean it out. Make it deep, at least 2 inches.
3. Next, place the square of green felt (cut to the same size
as the top) on top of the golf green. Place the quarter on
the felt, over the hole. You will be able to locate the hole
because the quarter will sink in a little. Trace around the
quarter on the felt. Then, cut out the felt circle. Glue the
green felt on top of the foam oasis.
4. Next, use a lighter shade of green felt to wrap around the
oasis. Measure and cut out a rectangle the proper length.
Then attach the felt all around the sides with glue.
5. Your golf green is now done, and its time to move on the pen. I used a pen that was already all black. If you don't have a black pen, you can cover a regular pen with black foamie board, or black electrical tape. To make the flag, fold a small piece of red cardstock or red foam board in half. Then cut out a pennant shape.
6. Trace around a penny (or other suitable template) on folded white cardstock and cut out the two small circles. These can be glued to either side of the pennant. Use a black marker to print the number hole you want. Or you can put "World's Best Golfer" or "World's Greatest Dad".
7. Apply glue to the inside of the folded pennant. Use a good strong glue. Make sure you put a lot in the fold. Then, wrap this around the top of the pen. Use clothespins to clip it tight and allow the pen to dry well. the other side.
8. Now it is time to make the golf ball for your golf pen craft. Roll a ball out of the white clay between the palms of your hands. To make the depressions in the golf ball, I took the back of paintbrush and poked small depressions in all over the ball. Bake the golf ball according the manufacturer's instructions. Then, glue the ball to the felt green.
9. The pen holder is almost done. The last step is to add in the coffee beans or beads to the golf hole. This supports the pen and creates an anchor. It feels "nice" putting the pen back in the hole... the beans slightly "grab" the pen. The idea is the pen will not push all the way to the bottom of the hole you made, the beans will stop it halfway or so. Fill the hole, not quite to the top, with beans.
Alternatively, you could also place a small amount of air dry clay in the golf hole. Push the pen in the clay, then gently remove the pen. Allow the clay to air dry.
The golf pen craft is now ready for display and to