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Celebrate mom or that other special person in your life with this easy to make flower pen! This is a great craft made with things found around the home and if you make a bunch you can give a bouquet someone is sure to love!

 

Things you will need:

  • Craft foam in the colors of your choice
  • Chenille sticks
  • Green ribbon
  • A pencil
  • A pen (one per flower pen)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape (optional)
  • Markers (optional)

 

Step 1: Starting at the tip of the pen, dab a little glue and begin wrapping the ribbon around the pen. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries. Continue dabbing glue as you wrap your way up the pen.

 

Step two: Dab some glue on the end of the pen and wrap the ribbon around it tightly. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries.

 

Step 3: While the glue dries on the pen, draw and cut out some flower shapes from the craft foam. You can use the pen as a guide so as not to make the flower too large. Once you cut the pieces out you can decorate them with markers, glitter or other decorations.

 

Step four: Glue the flower pieces together.

 


Step five: Wrap the chenille stick tightly around the top of the pen. You should use a color that closely resembles the color of your flower. After wrapping the chenille stick several times, snip off the excess using the flower as your guide.

 

Step six: Carefully draw a line of glue down the chenille stick as shown and press it onto the back of your flower making sure the chenille stick is not visible on the front of the pen. Add a piece of clear tape to secure if necessary.

 

Congratulations! You have made a beautiful spring flower pen for mom or that other special adult in your life. You can make a bunch of pens and give a bouquet or make a bunch of interchangeable  flower tops to mix-and-match with notebooks, outfits and other things. The choice is yours! Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and photos in the comment section. Happy crafting!

Here is a fun magnet project that recycles old bottle caps.  This project can be tailored to your age group and can be both an advanced beginner or advanced project based on the supplies you use.  This project uses a variety of supplies making it a great project for using leftover scraps and supplies that you have lying around your craft bin.

Things you will need:

  • Clean bottle caps (the twist off kind work best)
  • Paintbrush
  • Decoupage glue or a mixture of school glue and a few drops of water
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scraps of paper in the colors of your choice
  • Peel and stick magnets
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Beads (optional)
  • Sequins (optional)
  • Stickers such as letters or flowers seen here (optional)

Step 1: Flip your bottle cap over and trace around it onto your piece of paper.  Carefully cut out your circle so that it fits snuggly inside your bottle cap.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of glue to the inside of your bottle cap and firmly place your paper circle on top.

Step 3: Choose your decorations and stick them in your bottle cap.  Here I’ve used peel and stick flowers.  You can also use other stickers, glitter or anything else you can think of.  To attach something that is not peel and stick simply spread a thin layer of glue onto the decoration to be attached and press into place.  To make this an advanced beginner project you can use crayons to decorate your paper circle (before gluing in place) instead of using hard to grasp items like beads or tiny stickers.

Step 4: Spread a thin layer of glue inside your bottle cap making sure to cover all of your surfaces completely.  If you only use a thin layer of glue it should dry clear.

Step 5: Cut a piece of peel and stick magnet to fit the back of your bottle cap.  Flip your bottle cap over and attach your magnet.

Congratulations you have made a bottle cap magnet!  Your new magnet is sure to brighten up any fridge!  This project is easy to customize for any skill level or occasion.  Try using holiday stickers to make magnets as fun gifts.  You can also personalize them with your initials or a small photo.  Did you do this project?  How did it turn out?  Feel free to share your comments and photos in the comments section.  Happy crafting!


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