You know how sometimes when you go to places like the doctor’s and the check-in table has a container with pens that have flowers taped to them? Well, I decided to do something like this for my home. My craft baskets are full of random things so I gathered a few items from them. Then I picked up what I still needed at the dollar store. This project cost only $3.00 and took less than 30 minutes to complete…you can’t beat that!!
a 16 oz. mason jar
green pipe cleaners
side- cutters (a tool that works for cutting wire)
a glue gun
I found a bouquet of daisies (my favorite flower) at the dollar store. I used a pair of “side cutters” to cut-off individual stems (thankfully my husband has a lot of tools and these looked like they would do the trick). I made the stems about 2 inches long.
Then I took a pen, put a flower by it, took a pipe cleaner and coiled it around from top to bottom. I used a glue gun to put a tiny drop of glue at the end so that the flower and pipe cleaner wouldn’t slide up and down the pen. I cut off any excess stem that was sticking out of the pipe cleaner.
Quick, Easy and Inexpensive!!!
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