Flower Pens

 These silk flower bouquets greet visitors to our local post office, aren't they welcoming?

These silk flower bouquets greet visitors to our local post office, aren't they welcoming?

Flower Pens

The first time I saw one was from a child's classroom project. Then they popped up recently at our local post office, little bouquets of silk flowers at every work station. It's a way to keep people from taking the pens, the clerk told me as she was weighing one of my boxes.

But what a lovely way to brighten up the office, too, I said. We are all lady clerks now, she offered, except for one senior man. And he likes the pens, too.

Who wouldn't. Usually I see people taping plastic spoons on their pens to keep people from walking off with them, silk flowers are so much more attractive.

How to make them? I took a closer look:

 Silk flowers, floral tape and a pen are all it takes to make these charming floral pens.

Silk flowers, floral tape and a pen are all it takes to make these charming floral pens.

The clerk confirmed they are easy to make. You can add one silk flower or more, it's up to you. I prefer my pens not to be top heavy so I would start with one, no more than two and try that out at first.

She said they tried three flowers and didn't like more than two so most of their pens have either one large flower or two smaller silk flowers.

I can see making a little bouquet of someone's favorite flower pens for a pick me up or personalized birthday gift. When not using the pen, the flowers still keep the space bright and cheery!

Charlotte