This year add some flare to your writing with these homemade DIY holiday pens. They are so simple to make and are the perfect gift to pair with a journal, give to a teacher, or stick in a stocking.
I purchased my supplies at JoAnn’s. The flower picks were 60% off so no coupon required to save money on those. The average price was 99¢ before the discount, which means only 40¢ each after the automatics savings. We were going to get Poinsettia flowers to use, but when we found the picks in a variety of colors and items we changed our minds. I love the blue/silver/white color scheme. I used a 40% off coupon for the floral tape, since it wasn’t on sale. Overall, this project was less than $5.00!
Materials Needed to Make Festive Holiday Pens
- Pens (you know, some of the free ones you received during Back to School Shopping!)
- Floral Tape (sold in the floral department…or you can add it to your Amazon order)
- Festive Flowers/Flower Picks
- Scissors/Wire Cutter
- Tape (optional – but a good idea if you are crafting with kids)
- Glue (optional)
Make Festive Holiday Pens
Hold the flower next to the pen and snip off the excess stem. I used the “garage” scissors for this project since cutting through wire does not do good things to scissors
If you are crafting with a child, take the stem in place.
Start near the flower, wrap the floral tape from the flower to the point of the pen and then back up to the start.
Optional: Glue the end piece with a dab of glue so it doesn’t unravel
For a cute teacher present, find a vase or pick on up at the Dollar Store. Add some festive holiday pens and maybe a few glass marbles and you have an awesome present!