Screen of Can Flowers

excessfroufrou(7)June 22, 2010

My backyard neighbor has put up a plethera of tacky (to me anyway) out buildings, some even made from tarps. Oh well. Here is my solution, I bought the iron fence pieces with the leaves on them and then I added the flowers made from beer cans. It's sort of hiding junk with junk, only I like my junk better.

Frou

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toomuchglass(5)

What an awesome idea ! I wanna do it, too !! ( if you don't mind ) My DH is definately going to help me with this -- he'll empty the cans while I craft with them !!! ROFL ...
** What a great guy ..........hehehe

PS - is there any sort of pattern ?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:11AM
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seamommy(7bTX)

I agree, your junk is Waa-a-a-a-y nicer. Cheryl

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:28AM
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greenfreak(Z7 NY)

I would love to know how you did it too. I think it looks wonderful. Definitely much better than looking at a tarp. ;)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:39AM
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soonergirl1968(7a OKC)

I LOVE the flowers!! Really pretty and creative. I'm collecting shovels and trowels right now to make some flowers like this on a larger scale but these would all fit together nicely to make a metal garden!! Love it!!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 12:05PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

What a great idea to embellish the trellises. Hides the neighbor better and makes them more interesting and unique.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 1:30PM
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granny2anb

They certainly have the WOW factor. I had to look twice to see the neighbor's building. Those look great. I have an arbor that needs something. I think a few of the can flowers will do the trick. Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 1:46PM
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jeannespines

frou...what an excellent idea! As I look closer, I can see your fences attached to the top brace 2x4 (or whatever size)...your can flowers are perfect! It's like a silhoutte of sorts! (against the white canvas)...blends in so good with yourrustic fence...great solution! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 3:08PM
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tbledsaw(5)

Totally cute!!! You did a great job on them :o)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 3:37PM
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Marlene Kindred

Your flower screen looks awesome Frou! What a great addition to the trellis/screens you bought...and you're right...they look WAY better than your neighbor's shed!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 3:41PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

TMG, feel free to copy anything I do, since I most likely copied and embellished to start with and my DH did supply the cans. I don't really have a pattern, but I'll try to post some instruction pics soon. It takes 3 cans for each flower so start saving. Thanks for the compliments, it's always nice to hear that you have good taste when it comes to junk.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 4:20PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

I like your junk better too!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 6:05PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Thank you ! I told DH about the project and he is gung ho to "help me" ~~ LOL

I'm thinking the project will begin this Friday night ~~ hehehe :P

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 7:02PM
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texann(z8 Austin)

I really like your beer can flowers and would really like to learn how to make them! Please share details on how to make them. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures!

Anne

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 10:53PM
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sunnyca_gw

Your junk looks lovely!! Yes instructions are needed, most of us are very visual, if we can't see it,we can't make it!!LOL Of course, beer cans are not required, soda cans will work very well but I guess not be as much fun for the drinkers! Great way to enlist DH's help too tho!! Could make the flowers colors but for your fence I think the green is perfect!! His stuff just sort of fades out! Jan

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:57PM
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Purplemoon

Yep, Frou, your 'junk' is the BEST. Bet that neighbor would make his own if he knew he could use beer cans. ROFLMBO.
I love what you did, its really attractive and does the job perfectly for you. Way to go, Girl!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   June 22, 2010 at 11:59PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What an awesome idea! Your can flowers look like they are a part of the trellis. You must have a great eye for placement. Are the beer cans cut up from the bottom to create the petals and then 2 more cans done the same way and put one on top of the other? And, if that's the case, how did you attach them together and to the wrought iron fence? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 12:51AM
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kathi_mdgd

I like your junk SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than your neighbors.
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 7:49PM
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crazyone

this is so neat.. love the look and idea

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 9:03PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Very cool, you don't even notice the building behind. We don't drink beer but I bet pop cans would work just as well. I think I might leave them unpainted. Awesome Idea!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 2:26PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Chelcass, pop cans would work fine and if you left them unpainted it would really pop, sort of Andy Warholish.
Frou

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:56PM
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easystitches(z8 Or)

frou, you have so many cool things in your yard!
I adore your potting shed too.
What kind of grass are your flamingos grazing in?
Jill

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 10:36PM
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