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.
This is a variation of the flower pot pens you can make for Mother's Day.
Needed for the Golf Pen Craft:
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
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
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
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.
The golf pen craft is now ready for display and to