Flower Pen Pot
Terracotta Pot Or Flower Pot
Green florist tape
Clay or Plaster of Paris.
For this free craft project you can use a plain terracotta pot or you can paint your pot using craft paints.
For this project we are using clay but you can also use plaster or Paris.
Start by filling your pot with the clay and pressing it down firmly. Press your pen lid into the pot firmly till it is all the way in. This will form the holder for the pen when it is not in use. Set aside and allow it to dry.
Using your green felt cover the clay or plaster of Paris by gluing down the felt, trim away any excess.
Take your pen and remove the top off the pen. Using the florist tape we are going to bind the pen. Florist tape sticks to itself when stretched so as you roll the pen you need to pull the tape tight as you wind, make sure you do not leave any gaps or the pen will show through. You can unwind this and try it again until you get it nice and flat. It's a little tricky but easy when you know how so have a few goes until you are happy with the result.
Place some glue onto the top of your pen and push your flower into the hole we left earlier by removing the top. Hold it firmly until it glues. If you have leafs you can thread these onto your pen and secure with a little glue. Now your pen is finished.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.