Sunday, February 22, 2009

Petal Pens & Altered paint can

I got the idea for this project from my friend Dawn! She has a great tutorial for making the flower pens right here!
For my "pot" I came up with this lovely altered pint size paint can.

Each flower AND the leaves are pens! I put them in this can to take to my classes and workshops. They look so pretty sitting on the table! Sometimes I put a little sticker on one pen and later give a door prize if someone has the special pen.

The paint cans are available at Lowe's, I paid a little over $2 for the pint size.
I used the Bella Rose DP and Dreams du Jour stamps for this project.
Dream stamp is inked in Chocolate chip and colored with Stampin' pastels. Paper and ribbon adhered with sticky strip.

1 pack Bic pens
1 bunch of silk flowers of your choice
1 roll green floral tape
1 silver pint size paint can (Lowes)
Bella Rose Designer paper #112041
Whisper white & Pink Pirouette card stock #111351
Sticky Strip #104294
Dreams du Jour stamp set #111624
Chocolate Chip classic stamp pad #100908
Stampin' Pastels #105542
Whisper White organza ribbon #114319

If you use the pint size can your DP will not quite reach around the can. You will have to do a decorative strip to fill in your space, this is where I used the pink card stock and then layered a piece of Bella Rose and my stamped image.
My flower leaves were really soft and flocked so I decided to use a couple of them to make pens too, it added to my arrangement. You can pour a small bag of dried beans in the bottom of the can to "plant" your pens in. It holds them in nicely.

Have a PEACEFUL day!


LINDA said...

WOW!! This is GREAT!! You did a fantastic job..Love it..I have an award on my blog I'd like you to take..
Hugs Linda

Jackie said...

These came out really pretty! you did a great job on them...tfs!!

Shirley said...

Very very clever and pretty cute too!