We have been making pen holders for a while now, but today’s penholder is one of its kind. And I am sure most girls would love to try this out for themselves. This flowerpot pen holder looks difficult, but, believe me kids, it’s easy and only needs an hour to make it.
Crafts such as these will prove to be an interesting way to spend your time now that most of the schools are closed and you have a lot of time in your hands.
Things you need:
Two felt or foam sheets to make flower petals, (you need two matching or contrast colours).
One green foam or felt sheet to make grass and stem.
One paper cup cut in half, or you can use clay or a terracotta small pot.
A bottle or body spray cap.
And of course, the pen you love the most!
Cut two one-inch wide and 2.5-inch long rectangles of two different shades from felt or foam sheets. Cut the edges in circular shape just like petals (I used two shades of pink), picture 2.
Place lighter shade over the darker, keep the lighter petal a bit lower, so that the darker shade is visible; picture 3.
Fold it in half, notice all the folds are seen clearly now, glue the centre and hold it tight pictures 4 and 5.
Make at least eight such petals in the same way, picture 6.
Now cover the cap with a colour of your choice, I chose yellow. Draw eyes and a smile, then use pink colour for the cheeks, picture 7.
Glue all the petals around the cap, picture 8.
Cut green strip to make the stem; wrap it around the pen and secure it with glue, picture 9.
Glue pen behind the flower and set it aside, picture 10.
To make the bottom part, that is the grass, you need four-inch wide, 10-inch long green felt sheet, fold it vertically, and glue the inside, picture 11.
Cut slits from the top, the folded side, picture 12.
When you are done, place the cap of the pen at one end, keep in mind that the opening of the cap should be facing the top, picture 13.
Roll the cap along the whole strap of green felt, picture 14.
Glue this grass into the pot, and insert your cute flower pen in it; pictures 15 and 16.
Published in Dawn, Young World, March 21st, 2020