I’m not a super crafty person, however, I am a person of convenience, and I like things to look nice. Oh, okay, and I admit that I enjoy the occasional spontaneous craft from time to time. Anyway, I was at a store, somewhere, can’t remember the details, but what I do remember is asking for a pen to sign my receipt, and the cashier handed me a flower pen. It literally was a silk flower, with the stem and a pen wrapped tightly together with floral tape. Brilliant and super cute all in one! I thought of all the times I am in my kitchen in need of a writing utensil with none to be found. So, I went to Wal-Mart (of course), bought a bunch of my favorite flowers (sunflowers), and a roll of floral tape in the craft department, a bag of coffee beans (whatever was on sale) and went home. Then, I found the flower-pot my daughter made me in Kindergarten that was up in the cabinet needing an occupation, and went around the house scouring for pens. I wrapped a nice bouquet of ‘flower pens’, filled the flower-pot up with coffee beans, and stuck my ‘flowers’ in. Wa-La! Not only do I always have a pen on hand, but the coffee beans smell awesome, I have my favorite flowers in a sentimental flower-pot on my kitchen counter, and my husband always looks so cute whenever he’s writing something on the grocery list! Bonus! They’re cheap to make, super easy to put together, and have a purpose. I doesn’t get any better than that! Wow, looking at my little flower pens below tells me it’s time to get some new flowers and ‘freshen up’ the flower pot!
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