December 16, 2018

A Bouquet of Flower Pens for School and Office

Here’s an easy and affordable way to brighten your school or work day. Transform your ordinary pens into a veritable garden of flowers. They’ll not only look great on your desk, they’ll make studying or working super fun. (OK, maybe that’s stretching it.) 

What You’ll Need:
Scissors or pliers
Artificial flowers
Hot glue gun

1. The type of pen needed for this project is the basic ballpoint pen on which a pointed plastic cap covers the ink end and a flat plastic cap covers the other end. They’re very cheap and come in packs of 10 or more.

2. Use scissors or pliers to pry off the flat plastic cap at the top of the pen. You’re not using the scissors to cut into the plastic, but to jiggle the cap so it comes loose. Don’t worry if the top of the pen cracks a little — it will be hidden by the flower.

3. Cut the stems of the artificial flowers to about one-half inch. Place a drop of hot glue at the top of the pen where you removed the plastic cap. Then insert the flower stem into the opening.

If you make this project, we’d love to see it! Post it on social media with #JJcrafts.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at