(Closed) Ideas for DIY quill pen???

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Here’s an idea I did at work.  Kinda the same idea and I’m sure you could use the green styrofoam used for flower arrangements.

There’s two ways: go to the electrial parts section of a hardware store and look at the little “cap like” plastic thingies (they have a metal hook on the end) and find one that fits. 

OR, cheat and use the cap of the pen.

Shove it down into the green styrofoam to make the hole.  GLUE THE CAP INTO THE HOLE.  I’d use either hot glue, crazy glue, or some super-strong glue that’ll keep it in place in the styrofoam. 

Decorate the styrofoam with the moss you can use for flower arrangements.  Or, you could just skip using the cap and let the people shove the pen into the syrofoam itself.  Either way, it SHOULD work. 

 

Now, I haven’t tried it (except for the plastic electrial cap thingy at work), but it should work. 

You could also probably call a hobby shop or lowes/home depot and ask them if they have the parts for making a pen stand.  They will either have what you need or know how you can make it.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could get a hollow knob from the home store, screw it to a block of wood for a base, and spary paint the whole thing the color you want. It would end up looking like this.

http://ereads.com/tag/william-c-dietz      scroll down on the page-sorry-can’t upload the pic

 
To make it pretty you could get a crystal knob , or paint the knob silver and attach it to a little silver tray from the thrift shop. You would need a special drill bit though for the crystal knob and the metal tray.

If you want an antique look, you could get a little jar that looks like an old inkwell, swirl some black paint inside it to coat the inside to look like ink, drain out the excess and let it dry. You could use that for the pen holder. You might have to fill it with some small lead weights or something to make it stable enough not to tip over when the pen is inserted.

 

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