Spring DIY – How To Make a Pen Bouquet – Great Gift Idea Too!

This would make a great gift idea for the office nerd like myself (ahem Mother’s Day) or even a Teacher Appreciation gift!  It’s so stinkin’ easy to make and one of the most affordable gifts you can create.  If I were to make it for a teacher, I’d probably use red pens (or those assorted colors) and glue sticks, as well as, black pens! And if giving to a secretary, I’d probably buy some fancier flowers and container. When I had this in mind, I was just thinking Spring! I just wanted something colorful that would cheer me up while I’m sitting at my desk. Plus, my boys keep stealing my pens. Yeah, they deny it but now they can’t because a bright flower will be attached!

I bought the supplies at Walmart for next to nothing.  Your flowers are under $5 bucks depending on which ones you choose and the floral tape was $1.97.  A 10 pack of Pens cost $1 and if you can find a container at your home, no cost there. If you can’t, I recommend those tall mugs that are around $5 bucks.  That’s under $15 if you have to buy a container, which is pretty good don’t you think?   I know you’ve seen them but have you made one?  If you have your own tips or ideas about pen bouquets, I’d love to hear them!

Tutorial: How to Make a Pen Bouquet


  • Bouquet of flowers (fake of course)
  • Floral Tape (one role is plenty)
  • 1 pkg of pens
  • Container to display them in
  • Wire cutters to cut stems down


  1. Cut flower stems off of main stem. And if you want them shorter than they are, cut them down but keep in mind the size of your pens too.
  2. Hold together a flower stem and pen. Snuggly wrap floral tape around both, starting at top and going down until most of the pen is covered.
  3. That is it! Put them in your container and give to that special someone. I have tons of vases and containers so I just picked one from my home to match the taste of the person I’m giving it to.

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    • A Cowboy's Wife says

      I had it on the top of my cabinets in the kitchen but thought it would make a GREAT container for the pens..keepin’ rustic you know!! :)

  1. says

    Wow, that first photograph is so beautiful! You should do professional photography!! It looks like one you would see in Country Living Magazine. I have made one of these before and got the biggest kick out of handing people a flower pen to sign with. They are very beautiful and helps people avoid walking off with your pen by accident.

    • A Cowboy's Wife says

      Thanks Shannon! That’s awful nice of you to say. Some days I feel like putting a lot of work into photos, some days I don’t. LOL

      And yes, lets put a stop to pen thieves!!!! MAKE A BOUQUET!! :)