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Mother's Day craft
Make flower pens for Mother's Day - The Home Depot's Debbie Hernandez shows azfamily.com's Scott Pasmore how to use paper, copper wire and a little paint to turn ordinary pens into a very cute Mother's Day gift.
-Masking Paper (12")
-Thin copper wire (18" for each flower pen)
-Ball point pens
-Scissors or paper cutter
-Green electrical tape or floral wrap
-Spray paint (desired colors)
-Paint pen or paint if you want to decorate the pot
-Small rocks or sand (Artificial flowers can also be used)
Instructions for each flower
-Cut 2 pieces of masking paper 12"
-This will give you 2, 12x12 squares
-Place the 2 pieces on top of each other, fold in half and cut.
-Now fold and cut each of the long pieces in half, this will give you 8 pieces 6x6
-Place all 8 pieces of paper on top of one another
-Fold back and forth as if creating a fan
-Bend the 18" piece of copper wire evenly in the middle
-Place the wire at the middle of the fan folded paper, vertically
-Twist it tightly all the way down as a stem
-With a sharp scissors, round the endes of the folded fan while fan is in closed position
-This will give the pedals a more rounded authentic look
-Starting with one side of the wire, separate each piece of paper one at a time
-Pull towards the wire, which will be the middle of the flower
-Be careful not to rip the paper, flowers are fragile.
-After you have separated and pulled all 8 pieces towards the middle, go to the other side and repeat
-When all paper is separated, a beautiful flower will appear
-If painting them, do it now, lightly spray the flowers your desired color of spray paint (Not too heavy or the paper will be too saturated)
-Spray extra layers or coats, if the desired color is darker or brighter
-Take a ball point pen, place the flower at the top, wrap the copper wire around the pen
-Beginning at the tip of the pen, wrap the green tape around and around the pen
-This will secure the wire and stabilize the flower at the top of the pen
-Make multiple flower pens, use multiple colors(if desired) have fun with it!
-Decorate the pot with paint pens (if desired) Let dry
-Place rocks or sand into the pot, cover hole in bottom of pot, if there is one
-Place Flower pens into rocks or sand to create your Flower Pen Bouquet.
-Great gift for Mom on Mother's Day! Inexpensive and so FUN to make!