Thursday, May 27, 2010

Soda Can Flower Plant Poke

Wow!!! I made it to 100 follower's I can't believe it. So I'm working on a giveaway and will hopefully have it done and posted in a few day's I can't wait!!! So be looking for it!
Now on to the Soda Can Flower Plant Poke. Unfortunately we drink way to many soda's at my house I am ashamed to say. And after seeing some of the metal flowers that have been going around I wondered if I could make some out of our soda cans. So after messing around with them here is what I came up with...

I like them alot and want to make more I want to do a little tweaking to them so I don't use so much glue but here is what I did so far...
*Edited to add*
**Use caution when cutting cans wear protective eye wear and gloves clean up any pieces immediately and keep out of reach of children** Sorry I forgot to add that but I don't want anyone to get hurt making these.

1. Found the middle of the soda can. I actually just guessed at it and didn't draw on all of them. Then took a pair of old scissors and poked a hole for cutting in the middle.
2. Cut the can in half so that you will have two parts
3. Cut down to the bottom of the can on one side and on the opposite side.

4. Devide each half now into thirds.
5. Cut each side into thirds.
6. Fold each piece down.
7. Mark a rounded edge on each piece around.

8. Cut each edge rounded.
9. Repeat with the top of the soda can, pressing in the tab.
10. Now you have two flowers.

11. Paint your flowers if desired or leave how they are.
12. Then take and cut off the bottom and top around another soda can's so you have one long piece of aluminum and cut it in half.
13. draw a leaf shape on each half and cut out.

14. With the tip of a nail carefully etch a line down the middle of the leaf and the the side lines of the leaves.
15. With a strong glue, glue each leaf to the middle of a skewer and paint green if you want.
16. glue the flowers to the top of the skewer. I glued mine with a bottom for the front and top for the back and then turned it over and glued a top to the other top piece and a bottom piece on top of it so that the bottoms of the cans show on each side. I used three soda can's for each flower, but do it how you like.
17. Glue a piece of burlap or any other embellishment to the middle.

When I make them again I want to try and make hole's in the flower's and leaves and wire them to the skewer or dowel.

What do you think???


Amy said...

This turned out so cute!! I have never thought about making stuff with a soda can. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from Sweet Charli!

MamaTink said...

Really cute! Even I could make that!

Tere said...

How creative! It would also be cute to save the pull tabs and glue them like sunflower seeds in the middle. Just a thought! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales~Party Time Thursday!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Very cute and fun! Perfect for the garden! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing this idea at Sweet Charli!

Jennie said...

I just might have to try this idea! My friend and i were looking at some that looked a lot like these...we were too cheap to buy them! This is a great deal and they turned out cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

~Robin~ said...

Super cute and pretty easy! I'll have to try that out this summer - I saw your soup can craft organizer on Remodelaholic today - you totally need to submit for Iron Crafter over at Fireflies and Jellybeans if you aren't arleady planning to! The current "secret ingredient" is recycled cans!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

so creative! I love that you show step-by-step too!!

Love your blog!

Rowberry Family said...

This is soo cute, i cant wait to try this with my husbands soda cans! Iam Roxanna from www/

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute! I just adore little handmade pieces for the garden and this is adorable! Great tutorial! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Cute project! Now I know what to do with my endless supply of Diet Coke cans....LOL.

Thank you so much for linking up to the party. :-)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Heather! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your flower later today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking to The Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you again next week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

a little lovely said...

cute and creative! thanks for sharing at my party :)

Fawnda said...

You made it in the top 10 for the Iron Crafter Competiton! :)

Check it out here:

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting my VERY NEW blog and becoming my first follower!!!! WOW I did not realize how excited I would be ha ha! Just thought I would let you know I went and voted for your can flower....good work, keep it up!

shirley said...

Totally love this idea!


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