Can Flower Instruction w/pix

excessfroufrou(7)June 24, 2010

Start with 3 cans. Cut the tops off 2 of the cans and cut off the bottom of the other can with about an inch of the can left. On the 2 cans mark the bottom into 8 sections with a sharpie. Cut down the side of the can at each mark until you reach the bottom. Fold out each petal.

Cut each petal to the shape you want. Stack them on top of each other and glue together, then poke 2 holes all the way through. Thread a piece of wire to the back side (this is what you'll use to attach them to things).

Now glue the flower center( the remaining can bottom) in place. I use a box cutter and then scissors to cut the cans and GE II to glue them.

You can paint when finished or if you want 2 tone flowers, then paint befor you assemble them.

Frou

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kelly_oh(OH z6)

SOOOOOO cool! Thanks!!!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 3:21PM
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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

hmmmm I see storebought ones like that for outrageous prices!
I love yor vibrant colors BEST!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 3:31PM
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minnie_tx

Very nice and very nice instruictions
Thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 6:32PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

good tute and cool flowers frou!
I kind of like the can colors too.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 7:10PM
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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

thanks for sharing your great tutorial

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 6:38AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Nice tutorial--thanks!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 8:56AM
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lamb716

Those are so pretty! I love the painted ones, too. Are the leaves cut from cans as well? And may I ask what the stem is?

Awesome tute, thank you. :o)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 8:57AM
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toomuchglass(5)

Thank you so much !! I feel a weekend project coming on !

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 5:06PM
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nanatricia

Th You I want to make some too! I all my spare time !!!!! Ha!!!!!!!1

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 10:31PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Thanks for the easy instructions, Frou! I found some on the internet after seeing your privacy fence post. They can get rather elaborate. Your instructions were much easier to following than others I have seen. Thanks so much for sharing! Now I need to go buy something in aluminum cans ...

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 1:29AM
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sunnyca_gw

I have smaller cans of Low sodium V8 juice, also pineapple juice in smaller cans. Also larger v8 cans so I will have to give it a try! Great tutorial! Thanks! Jan

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 2:18AM
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grandma_cindy(5)

I wonder how one would look on a plate flower, if you cant find a "center".......

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 11:47PM
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kirkus(5a)

What a great tutorial!!!! Thank you! I want to make these!! I have plenty of Bud Light cans of different sizes! LOL I loved the ones you made on your other post! I thought it might be fun to try little mirrors in the center...I wonder if Michaels sells that size? I know they sell smaller, round ones. Thank you for sharing a GREAT idea!!! You are so dog-gone creative! Bear Hugs! Kirk

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 12:25AM
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crazyone

such a cute idea.. thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 8:30PM
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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

Thanks for bringing this to the top again. Great idea.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 7:50AM
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marylee_2010

Neat idea and great tutorial. I like the flowers. Thank you for sharing. - Marylee

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 8:40AM
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shrillmtb

Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks crazyone for bumping it up - not sure how, but I missed this the first time around! Yet one more project to add to the list (already have the cans saved up!)

Sheryll

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 7:52PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

this is something I could do inisde in the blizzard, but I actually dont have any cans! Gotta get some.
My airplanes made out of cans slowly disintegrated over time, hanging on the porch. Does the painting help them last or is it inevitable that alum. cans fall apart over time?
Kathy

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 8:16AM
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angie83(9)

Wow great direction I love these very neato.
Angie

Here is a link that might be useful: Dont throw that away 2#

    Bookmark   February 25, 2011 at 1:19AM
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