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Lady B’s Budget Boredom Busters: DIY Homemade Frugal Flower Pen!!
My daughter B is in a constant state of movement and creativity. I had no clue I’d be on my toes so much. My son is quieter but my Bumble Bee, wow! So we were a little bored (lie, she was I could have used a nap, but noooooo),so off we went to the 99 cent store. Between this store and the Dollar Tree, I find a lot of what we need to keep our creativity quota up and our boredom meter down.
What will you need?
Flower tape, its green
Silk Flower or flowers
Florist Foam, optional
Pen or pens, go crazy make a garden
Wire cutters (also a find at the 99 cent store or Dollar Tree)
Glue Gun (or crazy glue up to you).
The green tape, the flower (in its little pot), the foam (not shown) and wire cutters were all from the 99 Cent Store The Pen is from my school supply stash from last year and I think I paid like 25 cents for the pack at Staples. I have the glue gun. Now with this little flower that we bought, we didn’t need the foam or a container to put it in because it came with its own (I like to have a little pot but its optional). I also like to take ribbon and glue in around the pot adding a bow for added decoration.
I picked this one because it had leaves. I took it apart and inserted the leaves into the pot, you can add glue if you like I think I may add moss or something to cover the foam (I didn’t for this because I’m making this frugal and you will use what you have at home). Then I started on the pen, I cut the flower and attached it with the florist tape to the pen and wrapped around. Going up and down the pen to fully cover. I do not end this at the bottom, a lot of people do but it will come undone that way with use. You need to keep wrapping back up to the top and use your glue gun to secure because this isn’t sticky tape.
My daughter got the hang of this and loved it. She plans on making a few more to have and to give one to her new teacher. We also have a little craft fair at a local ice cream shop and she may set up to sell a few to get her feet wet in having her own business (she’d fry in Phoenix with a lemonade stand). I have made these and put them in a jar to look like a bunch of flowers, I’ve wrapped single ones in cellophane as party favors, so many ways to use these and make them fancy. You can totally take this and run with it and make it your own. I like this option a lot. The Flower tape will last for many many pens, and depending on if you buy single or a bunch of flowers at the 99 Cent store or at Walmart you can make a lot cool gifts made with lots of love for a little dinero.
Cause well really, Frugal Moms and their Kids Rock.