Monday, May 30, 2011

Aluminum Can Flowers

Yippee!!!! They came out so great...like a little herd of chromatic tin adorning the garden.


These are flowers made out of discarded aluminum cans that once help soda or beer. It wasn't my original idea, but I've had so much fun creating them, layer by layer. When they are finished (sprayed with a clear acrylic) they will be nailed to wooden stakes and "planted" in my flower garden to bloom brightly and faithfully with no water or plant food. They are simple to make by cutting off the tops of cans, cutting again to even out the edges, cut down in strips to form petals, spead out petals, paint and assemble 3 cans to make the ones like mine. FUN!!!


9 comments:

  1. Hi, Your soda can flowers are gorgeous!! I hope that it is okay, I just finished a aluminum can crafts round-up and could not help but feature your gorgeous flowers! You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/aluminum-can-crafts-round-up

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Hi there,

    The flowers look great - very cheerful!

    What kind of paint did you use on the cans?

    Thanks,

    Hollie

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  3. such a great idea....and a great way to use up all my left over spray paint!

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  4. what did you use to cut them? i wonder if you could do it with pop bottles as well?

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  5. What did you use to hold them all together? These are great! The kids and I are going to make these. Carefully though as they probably are sharp.

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  6. Wonderful flowers! Have you heard of projects using aluminium cans being melted to form new shapes?

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  7. Love, love, love your tin can flowers!

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