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How to Make Fun Flower Pens (with Duct Tape!)

Learn how to make flower pens using a fun craft material – duct tape! These DIY flower pens are easy enough for kids or adults. SO fun!

Skills Required: Beginner. It helps if you’ve worked with duct tape before, but it’s not essential. This is a really simple project.

DIY flower pens

I love beautiful stationery and pens. If left to my own devices, I could spend hours walking through the stationary section in a store. Are you the same way? If so, then today’s duct tape crafts tutorial is for you!

Here’s an easy way to transform a plain old pen into a super cute and happy daisy pen. These flower pens are so easy to make, you’ll soon find yourself with a whole bouquet to keep for yourself or give away!

how to make flower pens

How to Make Flower Pens

Here are the materials you’ll need:

Rolls of duct tape sitting on a craft mat with scissors, a pen, and a craft knife

Let’s make some daisy pens!

First, we’re going to make the yellow center of the daisy.

Yellow duct tape being rolled onto the end of a pen

1. Cut a piece of 1-inch long yellow duct tape. To cut duct tape, simply peel off a piece of tape from the roll and press it down onto your cutting mat. Then, use a craft knife to cut the tape.

2. Use your craft knife and cut out a square and two rectangular pieces from your piece of yellow duct tape.

3. Wrap the square piece over the top of your pen to cover it.

4. Use your rectangular pieces to wrap around the edges of the square tape. This will ensure that it stays put and the ends looks neat.

Now we’re going to transform the pen’s barrel into a daisy stem!

Green duct tape being rolled around the center of the pen

5. Cut out a piece of green duct tape (using the same method in step 1) that’s about 4 inches long. The piece of duct tape should be long enough to cover the barrel of the pen while leaving about a ½ inch of pen exposed for the cap to fit comfortably on.

6. Flip your piece of duct tape over (sticky side up) and place your pen on the bottom of the duct tape.

7. Then, carefully roll the pen over the duct tape to create a stem.

Now we’re going to make the petals!

Cutting white duct tape into flower petals

8. To make petals that are about 1 ½ inches long, cut out a 3 ½ inch piece of white duct tape (using the method from step 1).

9. Fold the tape over and press down, leaving a bit of sticky side exposed (this sticky part will secure your petal to the pen).

10. Use your craft knife to slice the duct tape into three approximately equal pieces.

11. Then, use a scissor to cut out the petal shapes and use the craft knife to trim the sticky end. Now stick your petals onto your pen.

duct tape flower
duct tape flower pens

12. Once your daisy has enough petals, it’s time to cover up the bottoms of the petals. Cut out a piece of green duct tape (using the same method as in step 1) and wrap it around the base of your petals. This will hide any uneven ends and ensure that your petals stay put.

DIY flower pens

Easy-peasy, right? Now enjoy your lovely bunch of daisy flower pens. They’re sure to brighten up your day every time you use them! And if you want to make other flowers, you can just follow the same tutorial and change the colors of the petals and center.

Yield: 3 pens

Flower Pens

Duct Tape Crafts: Fun Flower Pens

Learn how to make make DIY flower pens using this simple tutorial! You can also use this tutorial with dowel rods to make cute duct tape flowers.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • White, Yellow, and Green Duct Tape
  • Pens with caps

Tools

  • Self-Healing cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Cut a piece of 1-inch long yellow duct tape.
    2. Use the craft knife to cut out a square and two rectangular pieces from the piece of yellow duct tape.
    3. Wrap the square piece over the top of the pen to cover it.
    4. Use the rectangular pieces to wrap around the edges of the square tape. This will ensure that it stays put and the ends looks neat.
    5. Cut out a piece of green duct tape (using the same method in step 1) that’s about 4 inches long. The piece of duct tape should be long enough to cover the barrel of the pen, while leaving about a ½ inch of pen exposed for the cap to fit comfortably on.
    6. Flip the piece of duct tape over (sticky side up) and place the pen on the bottom of the duct tape.
    7. Carefully roll the pen over the duct tape to create a stem.
    8. To make petals that are about 1 ½ inches long, cut out a 3 ½ inch piece of white duct tape (using the method from step 1).
    9. Fold the tape over and press down, leaving a bit of sticky side exposed (this sticky part will secure your petal to the pen).
    10. Use the craft knife to slice the duct tape into three approximately equal pieces.
    11. Use scissors to cut out the petal shapes, and use the craft knife to trim the sticky end. Now stick the petals onto the pen.
    12. Once the daisy has enough petals, it’s time to cover up the bottoms of the petals. Cut out a piece of green duct tape (using the same method as in step 1) and wrap it around the base of the petals. This will hide any uneven ends and ensure that the petals stay put.
    13. Repeat to make more pens.

Notes

To cut duct tape, simply peel off a piece of tape from the roll and press it down onto your cutting mat. Then, use a craft knife to cut the tape.

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Soncie22

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Cool idea!