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How to Make Soda Cans into a Rose. How to Make Coke Can Rose - Valentines Day Gift. How to Make Pom Pom Flowers. I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms.

How to Make Pom Pom Flowers

Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with. How to make pom poms? I googled around and found a number of tutorials, including several that use the cardboard donut method, which can be found here, here, and here. Though my method basically follows the Bella Dia tutorial, I have made some slight variations, so I’ve posted my method below.

What you’ll need for the project: yarn small, sharp scissors wire cutters a hot glue gun and glue sticks materials for the stems (paper or fabric covered floral wire or my favorite, branches or twigs) The more times you wrap the yarn, the fuller your pom pom will be. Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial. I am just in love with my metal flowers!!

Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial

Love making them in all different sizes and shapes. Getting better at each time! So many ways you can use them. Hope the picture tutorial will help you make some pretty ones too! Enjoy! Using a scrapbook brad, secure your flowers together. After this project, I end up with a lot of soda can bottoms. Found a way to use some of them by making this upcycle project!! Aluminum Can Flowers and Leaves. Are your flowers all gone until spring?

Aluminum Can Flowers and Leaves

Can’t get flowers to grow at all? Try making some of these colorful recycled creations — and since they are made from aluminum cans, they’re guaranteed to stay pretty for a long, long, long time (just don’t step on them). We’re doing a craft activity at school tomorrow, helping kids make holiday gifts out of recycled materials. I’ve been testing the process — seeing what kinds of simple things the kids can make with aluminum (we’re doing other crafts, too).

Recycled Aluminum Flowers. Thanks for visiting Cheap Crafty Mama!

Recycled Aluminum Flowers

If you like what you see please sign up to stay in touch via RSS, Facebook, Email, or Twitter updates! Spring has sprung and it sure has been feeling like it around here! I have been enjoying working out in the yard (with a little helper who is very good at digging in the dirt). One problem I have is that I have some very shady areas around my house where I have always had failures when it comes to keeping plants alive. My front porch is one of those areas and every year I try to plant shade-loving flowers in the pots and they never last through the hot Texas summer. They were very fun to make and gave me a good excuse to drink more La Croix! You will need: drink cans scissors wire wire-cutters beads hammer. Recycled Aluminum Flowers. DIY Swirly Paper Flowers.

Easy DIY Paper Daisies. It was time for some new paper flowers to usher in the spring around here.

Easy DIY Paper Daisies

If you have been here long, you know I am a fan of making paper roses. I decided to switch it up a bit and create daisies this time. For a cheap, simple and beautiful DIY spring decor idea, look no further. These would be great for weddings and other centerpieces too! For this project, you don’t need much. Supplies: Sizzix Flower Layers and Leaves Die White Cardstock Yellow Quilling paper Paper quilling tool or toothpick Craft glue (I use Glossy Accents for paper to paper since it dries in 5 sec and holds great) Floral wire Floral tape Hot glue gun Tutorial: Cut several 8 petal flower shapes, either from a paper punch or die. Fold each petal lengthwise, as close to the center as you can get. Once your petals are folded, stack one flower shape on top of another, adhering with glue, such that the petals are alternating (see pic below).

Glue flower center in place.

Real Flower Models

Recycled Aluminum Flowers. Tr5.jpg. Aluminum Can Poinsettia Wreath by Johnnie Lanier. Guest designer Johnnie Lanier joins us to share an amazing holiday wreath created with alcohol ink and upcycled aluminum cans.

Aluminum Can Poinsettia Wreath by Johnnie Lanier

Hi Ranger fans! My name is Johnnie and I blog at Saved by Love Creations. I am as excited as can be to share my poinsettia wreath project with you. If you know me, you know I love to create with recycled materials, especially pop cans. Today, I am going to show you how to cut aluminum cans, color them with alcohol inks and combine them with some dollar store supplies to create a beautiful Christmas wreath for less than $3! Supplies: Surfaces: Aluminum cans (rinsed out and dry)Dies: Tim Holtz Tattered PoinsettiaAdirondack Alcohol Ink: Red Pepper, OreganoDistress Paint: Antique LinenIce Stickles: GoldMediums: Glossy AccentsTools: Felt Applicator Tool, Non-stick Craft Sheet, Tim Holtz Kushgrip Snips, Craft Pick; Vagabond or die cutting machineAdheisve: Hot glue sticks and gunOther: Wreath form and “Merry Christmas” decoration from the dollar store Johnnie InLinkz.