This week is Teacher Appreciation Week here in Bellingham, MA. Each day families are encourage to show the teachers how much they are appreciated! It's simple gifts that say the most!!! Our PTO offers some suggestions, so today we could bring a favorite flower in.
Instead of grabbing flowers, that eventually wilt and get tossed out, I decided to make a flower topped pen. There are a lot of ideas out there for this.You can search Pinterest for directions.
But I simply used BIC Pens (photo below), pry the end off, I used my scissors like I was going to cut the end off and eventually you can pop that little cap out, the plastic part of the pen may crack a little but as long as you don't break it it's ok, you will cover it.
Typically, I love to use up my stash (old ribbons, paper and embellishments) or items that are not carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.
I grabbed a bunch of Daisies in colors that would match Stampin Up. So the paper and ribbon colors are: Dapper Denim and the Moroccan DSP, Sweet Sugar Plum and the Blooms & Bliss DSP and the Brand new In Color Tranquil Tide with the brand new Eastern Palace DSP (for ribbon, I used the Retired Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon).
I added a little bit of hot glue to the end of the pen and just start wrapping the ribbon around tightly and adhere then end with hot glue again. You can also add a strip of Tear n Tape down the side of the pen, this will help the ribbon to stay put and not loosen with use. Make sure to leave room for the cap.
Add a glob of hot glue on the end and hold the flower in place.
I also made this little pen holder to hand out. Super easy.
Piece of cardstock cut to 7 1/2x 6 3/4. On the 6 3/4 side, score at 1 3/4. Turn to the 7 1/2 side and score at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 and 7.
Fold and burnish score lines and trim ..see pictures below. I also added DSP to the 4 sides, cut at 1 1/2x4 3/4. Assembled and decorated with a bow. Pictured above/below is the new Tranquil TIde and Eastern Palace Suite, I used the tassel from the embellishing kit.
I hope you liked the projects I have shared for you today!
If you would like to receive more information on how to make them or receive a new Annual Catalog, Please feel free to contact me.