flower pencils in a jar

Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Difficulty Level :
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Cut the stem of a silk flower about 3" below the blossom. Cut one stem per pencil. Set aside.
Step 2
Hold stem next to the pencil and eraser. Begin to wrap the adhesive tape around the pencil and stem, peeling off the back of the tape as you wrap. Wrap tape about 3" down pencil.
Step 3
Begin to wrap floss around the taped stem and pencil, keeping it tight. Wrap about 1", then tie a knot and cut.
Step 4
Repeat the floss wrapping for two more inches, alternating colors. To finish off end, tie a knot.
Step 5
Hot glue three pom poms together with a piece of floss in the middle. Tie other end of floss to the top of the pencil. Let pom poms dangle under flower.
Step 6
Sharpen the pencils and fill your favorite Mason jar.
 

Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Ashland® Ranunculus Spray (sku 10205263)
  • ArtMinds® Mini All Temp Glue Sticks (sku 10228076)
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms, 3/4" (sku 10314739)
  • Loops & Threads™ Craft Cord, Primary (sku 10330798)
  • Loops & Threads™ Multi-Purpose Scissors (sku 10454197)
  • ArtMinds® Fashion Mini Glue Gun (sku 10145112)
  • Recollections™ Adhesive Tape (sku 10177964)
  • Pencils
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Cut the stem of a silk flower about 3" below the blossom. Cut one stem per pencil. Set aside.
Step 2
Hold stem next to the pencil and eraser. Begin to wrap the adhesive tape around the pencil and stem, peeling off the back of the tape as you wrap. Wrap tape about 3" down pencil.
Step 3
Begin to wrap floss around the taped stem and pencil, keeping it tight. Wrap about 1", then tie a knot and cut.
Step 4
Repeat the floss wrapping for two more inches, alternating colors. To finish off end, tie a knot.
Step 5
Hot glue three pom poms together with a piece of floss in the middle. Tie other end of floss to the top of the pencil. Let pom poms dangle under flower.
Step 6
Sharpen the pencils and fill your favorite Mason jar.