September 2, 2014 By Cheryl 10 Comments This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. This post on how to make a flower pen is courtesy of our contributor Michelle…I was recently at a doctor’s office filling out a large stack of paperwork for my son’s seventh grade vaccinations and I couldn’t help but notice the flower pen I was handed to complete the paper work. Inspired by the tissue flower tutorial I found on Tikkido, I created my own version of tissue paper flowers & I’ll show you how to make a flower pen for yourself or someone special!
Layer several punched circles in a stack then punch a hole in the center of the circles with the small hole punch.
With a bit of hot glue, adhere the twine down the side of the pen, then wrap the twine back up to the end of the pen.
To make the flower, separate and crinkle each layer of tissue until all layers have been fluffed.
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Starting at the top, near the flower, wrap the green tape around until you hit the tip of the pen.
You may leave space for your grip if you intend to use the pen for writing rather than display. Cut a piece of green or dark duct tape that is about 3 inches (7.6 cm) long and fold to cover the pen shaft. The scallop design does not have to be perfect but it does have to be consistent around the edges. Be careful with your design because the color will spread and make an can ruin an otherwise appealing effect. The amount of tape needed at the neck of each flower depends on the fluffiness of the petals. To remove the stickiness from the pens, put powder on your hands and roll the pen in your hands. For house decor, buy a small flower pot and fill it with some dry rice or dry beans and use it as a container for your flower pens. Test the pen and make sure that it works, you don't want to do all that work to figure out that it doesn't work.

When you are done with the pen rub your hands up and down the pen to get rid of the stickiness, then wash your hands with dish washing soap.
Meet Adelaide, a wikiHowian who has been a community member for over three years and has started 186 articles. You know those pens with large sunflowers on the end placed adorably in a little flower pot on the reception desk? Handy Tip: To punch several layers of tissue paper all at once, place a piece of plain paper on the top and bottom of your tissue stack, then punch. I bet these flowers would be great as a colorful banner in something like a Cinco de Mayo party as well. Flower pens can be used at baby and bridal showers, birthday parties or just to give your regular stationary a little pizzazz. You'll need some fake flowers from the craft store, green floral tape, wire cutters, and a pen (or however many you're looking to make!).
Before cutting the ink cartridge, measure how deep you want to place your flower stem and leaves.
Use scissors or the wire cutter to adjust the length of either the ink cartridge or flower stem. Tape slowly and make sure to tape over the drop of the stem to create the illusion of a single stem.
You'll want one green roll of duct tape for the stem and another color of your choice for the petals. Whether you want all pink or an assortment of petals, design your finished flower to ensure you keep the pattern you want. Cut a piece of duct tape so it’s length is about a third or less of the length of your pen. Continue to cut or fold small triangle shapes with a little extra tape at the bottom, and stick them onto the top of the pen.
Using regular scissors or special scalloping scissors, create smooth and rounded edges along the entire border of your paper towels. Pinch the accordion-like stack of paper towels at the middle and secure this shape with clear tape. Whether you used 2-ply or single, fluff both sides of the paper towel to make your flower bloom.
She enjoys being a Welcomer, New Article Booster, and Admin, and she helps a lot of people through the Help Team. You may think they are there to add some cheer to the waiting area but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s the receptionist’s polite way of saying, “don’t steal the pens”.

Whether using fake flowers or duct tape, flower pens are a great way to let your creativity blossom.
Using your wire cutters or sharp scissors, cut off about 1 inch from the ink cartridge (long enough for the flower stem to fit after it in the pen).
Duct tape comes in a variety of colours so you can get as creative as you want when making your flower.
You can find a larger variety of duct tape colors at an art supply store relative to a hardware store.
Make sure that all the petals are pointing out to the top and you’re following the design you have laid out. You can get as creative as you want and try to use a lot of different colors on different parts of the paper towel.
Make sure to tape as much layers as you need in the center of the stack to ensure that both flowers will not come undone once separated. Also, be sure to keep your wrap as tight as possible as you cover any sign of the pen shaft.
Place your pen vertically against a piece of duct tape and line up the edge of the tape with the line you just marked. However, remember that less can be more as too much decorations may become distracting or gaudy. The flower will be fairly fluffy relative to the size of your pen so be sure wrap the tape around as many times as needed to secure your flower in place. So I decided to create Mexican style tissue flower pens for my little guy’s pre-school teacher for back to school night. Cut the tape so it measures from the top of your pen to the line you marked with your sharpie. When it comes to the wikiHow community, Adelaide loves the collaborative spirit and says it’s nice to see so many like-minded editors sharing advice and helping the content grow. To get started, I made a trip to Office Depot to take advantage of their back to school sale and picked up PaperMate pens, Sharpies and PaperMate Mechanical Pencils at a great price for my project.

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