Don't you just love my scrappy bouquet???
I feel kinda silly showing you these pens cause they are so easy to make, but I have actually wanted to make a pile of them for about 2 years now :0)
It didn't actually cost me a penny. I took all the scraps from the pennant banner I just made...
The thin scraps were just the right size. The bigger pieces were cut down to strips between 1/4" and 1/2" wide, about 3-4" long. I just sorted the colors into piles after that, gathered a handful, then tied each handful into a pompom.
Once the pompoms were made, I just opened them up to the center, squeezed a blob of hot glue, then pushed the end of one of my pens into the hot glue and applied a little pressure.
Now I have this fabulously scrappy pot of flowers that never need to be watered, match my craft room wonderfully, AND I can always find a pen when I need it!!! On top of that, I will totally know if my husband starts hording my pens again ;0) It is a total win-win for me!
On a totally different note, I have been trying out a couple Pinterest pins lately. I will show you those tomorrow. One is a total work in progress and the other was a total FAIL! But I can't give up on it yet.
More on all that tomorrow.
Have a great night!