How to Make a Flower Pen Bouquet

Send your kids back to school with a colorful arrangement of flower-topped ink pens. This cheery, easy-to-make bouquet is the perfect gift for your child's favorite teacher.

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This bouquet is as functional as it is pretty. It will look great perched on the teacher's desk all year long and will give your child a little ego boost to know he or she helped create it!

Materials Needed:

  • terra-cotta pot
  • 10 ink pens
  • 10 silk flower stems
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • chalkboard paint pen
  • dried beans
  • ribbon
  • newspaper
  • scissors

Paint the Pot

Lay down newspaper and spray the terra-cotta pot with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry completely.

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Wrap the Stems

Trim flower stems to half the length of the ink pen and remove any excess leaves.

Place the ink pen under the base of the flower. Starting at the top, tightly wrap the pen and stem with floral tape to the bottom of the pen. Trim the extra tape. Repeat the wrapping process on all 10 pens.

Decorate the Flower Pot

Fill the pot with dried beans for "soil," which will help the pens stay in place. Using a chalkboard paint pen, write the teacher's name or a fun back-to-school message.

Once dry, tie a ribbon around the rim of the terra-cotta pot. Add and arrange the flowers, then give to your child's favorite teacher.

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