(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
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.
My Emma Claire loves Fancy Nancy too. Our fave is Posh Puppy!
The Autocrat: Haley says
ooooo I like the one with the ball. I am always adding ribbons to my pens so no one take them at work. I really helps! You did a good job on yours, they turned out cute!
Susan @ Entertain Exchange says
Very fun! I am sure any girl would love these.
Party and entertaining ideas.
Angela Brian says
Oooh, I love these! Fancy Nancy is a huge influence on my girly girls. After reading just one of those books, my daughter had me at the craft store buying all things fancy to fancify her room like Nancy's! I'm definitely making these pens…they will LOVE them!
wow! good minds think alike! haha i just posted some pens to motivate me monday but mine are flowers- yours are ADORABLE. i'm a teacher and my little girls love fancy nancy- they would be all about your pens!
Fancy Nancy fans here too! Adding these to the to do list and will have to do a blog post later in the week to share your tutorial!
these are so cute! i will also be featuring this on my blog on tuesday! i am currently working on an "I was featured on Random Crafty Georgia Girl" button so when I get one I will let you know so you can come over and get it!
Goings on at the Glenn's says
I have always wanted to know how to make fabric ribbon curly like that! Thanks for the tip. I am sure you'll be seeing some curly ribbon in this neck of the woods soon.
Too, too cute!!
Thanks for the fab idea!
I L-O-V-E this idea, love it! They all came out great and your picture tutorial was clear and easy to follow a child could do it – which is a great project I'm thinking using strips of paper. The window sill still of them all in glass was a perfect ending to a perfect tutorial blog. Thanks, this was just what I needed to know.
Ann @ makethebestofthings says
So so cute and so creative! The curlicue topper made me laugh! Very clever, you!
Oh, I adore these, so fun for any little girl, and grown up girls too! 😀
Robin Preiss Glasser says
So happy you like Fancy Nancy as much as I love drawing her.
Please feel free to visit her at my website, http://robinpreissglasser.com
All my best,
Robin Preiss Glasser
Love it! Super Cute 🙂 I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!
I love your Fancy Nancy pens! My daughter would freak if she saw these!
I did a couple of Fancy Nancy posts as well. We love her!
those are super cute!!!
Beeutiful by Design says
so cute – i love these! I think I like the tulle ones the best. thanks for sharing – jennifer
Damery Family says
I featured you!
Jennifer @ Life With The Lebedas
Very stylish indeed. I'm a pen and ink artist but none of my pens look this fancy.
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What a fantastic project! A truly neat metamorphosis.
It took 23 years to complete my most recent project. Come take a peek.
so cute! thanks for linking up to M.M.M.!!
my post for my crafty tuesday is scheduled to go in and you will be featured. the link is http://olliebelle20.blogspot.com
it will be up at 4:00 pm tomorrow. thanks for putting up this cute prject.
Stephanie Lynn says
These are super cute! I don't know which one I like best…the pink is adorbale! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
We are fans here as well… think we'll make some of these this summer!
I would never have thought of doing this. The extent of my craftiness is how to write a post. Ha Ha! Great ideas and blog! Glad you joined the tag a long.
I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along and can't wait to read your blog!
Those pens are cute! Following from Tuesday Tag Along
I LOVE the tulle one! So cute!!!
Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!
Jessica Warrick says
that is a pretty neat idea. i love the pens. Here from Tuesday Tag along, now following. You can follow back at http://punkrockmomma.com
Dawn K. says
Great idea! Visiting again through TTA!
I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along, come follow me too!
Kim @ seven thirty three says
I LOVE the pink one with the curlicues!
Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.
These are super cute! We have a road trip coming up and this would be perfect-maybe this would help with the losing of the pens every 5 seconds. Plus-it looks like a super fun craft to do with the kiddos!!
Theresa @ 612Riverside says
Too Cute! That's short for those fancy pens are really fancy fabulous! Theresa
So cute! I love all of them!
Kami @ Sweet Charli... says
Okay, these are so fun! I would have gone CRAZY over these during my elementary/junior high days! So cute! Thanks for linking up!
Brilliant. I love seeing projects that are inspired by books. I recently saw this Fancy Nancy-inspired parasol. You might enjoy it too. Love your blog.
J'adore your pens! I also love how many different kinds you made! Thanks for sharing!
Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says
Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! What a clever idea. I want some for myself!
Lenetta @ Nettacow says
This kicks the crap out of the fake flowers I used to tape on my pens when I worked in retail. :>) I linked to this on my weekly roundup – thanks so much for sharing!