If you follow me for some hot seconds you know I love to look into my recycle bin here and there to look for treasures I can craft with. Glass bottles, coffee cans, egg cartons or any jars are so much fun to work with. I love creating with recycled materials and lately started to put soda cans to use. They are a great material to work with. Have you craft with soda canes? Aluminum is so easy to cut and work with of course with lots of caution. Are you ready to have fun with me? How about making some flowers out of aluminum cans? I love flowers. Let’s make some metal flowers shall we ?
Supplies needed to make aluminum flowers
Let me just give you a little notice before I start . Soda can is super easy to cut and maneuver around I still want to stress out that I would suggest for you to wear protective gloves just in case so you will not cut yourself making one of those projects. I have learned that spray painted aluminum becomes super dull and with proper angles your risk of cuts is small.
Let’s have fun and have fun with soda cans !
There are so many pluses to aluminum crafting..lol They are not only making beautiful flowers but they are also sharpening your scissors .. did you know that? It is a new tip I learned from my Facebook friends who told me to cut some aluminum even foil to sharpen one of my dull scissors
My passion to craft with recycled materials is not new. Growing up in Eastern Europe helped me to look at things around me differently. My Mom taught me to put to use random things together and create. We had so much fun doing so. Being stuck at home with pandemic without much of crafting supplies pushed me to think outside the box and stay creative with what I have. We all have recycle bin right?
Daisy like flower
My original idea on how to make that flower was completely different. My goal was to create a layered flower but I know often times my plan changes as I craft. There is nothing better then letting craft lead you…. that is what my Mom taught me. Don’t fight with idea just let it flow. My can supply was low so choices needed to be made on the spot. All this you can see in the VIDEO HERE or scroll down couple of pictures to see it
Little twigs that ended up in this project was simple accident. As things were getting sprayed to save some time they got some gold on so i went for it and spray painted them all. Super pleased with that crafting accident.
Here are more details on how all came out together so make sure to check it out and as you are there SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to stay in a loop.
Metal flower 2
Let me tell you quick story about this aluminum soda can flower. This one came to me from a exclusive website that sells similar pieces. They are not made from aluminum cans … I can assure you about that. Sticker price on that art was telling me a lot. They were made out of metal.
If you follow me for some time you do know white with a bit of gold is my favorite as I craft. Have no idea what gold brings to my project but do know it makes all things looks sooo good. This some say dogwood flower some say orchid is just my first one out of 3 that I planned to make so you better stay tuned.
I am not going to go through details here on the blog but will recommend to check VIDEO HERE or click below to see how all came together.
Pieces like this are perfect to keep year round on display either together if they have something in-common or scattered around the house to highlight some vignettes
Soda can butterfly
This project is not a flower but it was made with soda can. Here is another example of so called mixed media project that also involves aluminum but mixed with cardboard. How fun is that ! Can you guess where is cardboard ? I made that project of course with my Facebook Friends that you can watch HERE
VIDEO ON HOW I MADE THIS BUTTERFLY CAN BE FOUND HERE . I made it with my Friends on Facebook. Time to bring it to my YouTube channel soon
More Metal flowers Inspirations
I am not done with making aluminum flower or other creations for sure. Once in a while I love to decorate the ones i find around or transform the ones i find in the store to fit my mood or decor in my house. This one below is one of my latest i decorated. it was a blank flower from Michels that I bought on clearance
I am so amazed on how awesome this flower looks now. It was painted, decoupaged and burned … yes I did burn that flower. You must check all details in the video below for all DETAILS . It will be another soda can flower that I will attempt to make soon, You know me.
Get ready I love to take a pictures of my favorite pieces so here are some for you. MacKenzie Childs pattern is my favorite. There are lots of projects I made that were inspired by this company. CHECK THEM some of them HERE . Super fun way to put checks to use
As you can see I didn’t stop right on this flower …lol There are 2 more but I am not done with them yet. So hope that those metal flower projects will inspire you to make some for yourself
soda can flowers
I am not only about gold …. love me some punch of color here and there too on my aluminum soda can flowers
metal flowers are so much fun to make
How about crown ? It is also made from our recycle bin
As we are on the RECYCLE BIN why don’t I show me what I made out of bean can. They truly make awesome crowns …lol . Omg I better stop with my projects from recycle! There are soo many things , useful things you can make to decorate your house with
I have made so many projects out of recycle bin items not necessary flowers which i love. This heart below was also made out of cans. I have seen one at Michaels but wasn’t willing to pay full price but when it was on sale i still didnt buy it and decided to make myself You can watch that VIDEO HERE
There are other flowers that I made out of aluminum but for those new post will be made . Let’s not forget about aluminum cookie sheets..lol They do make awesome flowers!
Don’t you think you need some sugar now ..lol .Those are my daughter flowers that she creates in the kitchen here and there . All DETAILS HERE
Check all details on how to make that sugary “flower” HERE
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