Thursday, May 6, 2010


Mother's Day is quickly approaching. Are you trying to think of something that you could give your child's teacher, the bus driver, the mail-lady, etc.? This craft project is quick, easy, cost effective, useful and oh so cute. I am always searching around the house for a pen to jot things down. For some reason pens always seem to get lost. A pen bouquet is a handy yet beautiful way to always keep a pen in view.
Start by choosing a silk flower bouquet and a package of pens from the dollar store. Cut the silk flower bouquet into individual stems. Remove the caps from the pens. Line up the top of the pen with the top of the floral stem. Wrap the floral stem to the pen with floral tape. Keep wrapping around until you reach the bottom of the pen and then cut the floral tape. Place the cap back on the pen and now you have a flower pen. Make several of these and place them in a fun & festive vase as I did or choose a more elegant glass or crystal vase. For added cuteness, you may want to also give away a pad of paper to go along with the pens. I found some pretty post-its with a beautiful floral design. Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy!