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A pen and a PLUME

(Plume is a fancy word for feather)
Okay…we are currently on a FANCY NANCY CRAZE (I mean who isn’t?)I figured we could use a little fancy in our life….enter our plumey pens (I might have gotten carried away.)
I just used regular bic pins!!!

I started with a rainbow pen
just  hot glued (Hot glue is a fancy word for the best adhesive ever invented) them in order of the rainbow

And wrapped ribbon around the pen
Then my son wanted one….and his favoritte color is GREEN
I just hot glued the feathers right to the side of the pen and wrapped ribbon over it.
Then I knew I needed a pink one.
But no pink feathers….I had some tulle (what fancy nancy wouldn’t have some tulle laying around?)
Cut them all into squares
took the corners and put them together
hot glued the bottom
waited for the glue to cool until it was tacky…then I twisted it so it was nice and small.
I glued all these seperate pieces and then glued them all together
and I covered the pen in velvet ribbon (velvet is fancy word for super soft)
I hot glued it right to the center of the tulle
pretty fancy
Why stop at one pink one? I used little cork screw curled ribbon
225 degrees for 25 min cool completely

unravel and cut up

and then guess what? you HOT GLUE it all together!


and then I wanted a long one like a feather.
I used fabric on the pen
and then I used the same fabric on a stick

and I layed out the feathers from biggest to smallest and hot glued it to the back of the stick

And I had a styrofoam ball that I stuck on the end of the pen….
and hot glued feathers all around.
I hot glued white feathers down first and overlapped with black so they were totally fluffy…but when I took pictures it looks like my poor little pen has a bald spot.
Pretty fancy

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.