more thoughts on aluminum flowers

mommyandme2September 14, 2011

After struggling for 2 years with real plants, I finally gave in to the never-ending drought, unrelenting heat, & blinding light that we live with here in extreme-southern Texas. The aluminum flowers are a bright & cheery sight from my bedroom window. However, the colors WILL fade. This is why we made many of our flowers using the inside of the cans. The silver color will remain silver. For those in other climates where you can enjoy real flowers, I think the aluminum flowers are a great project when you need to decorate for a teen's birthday party, a prom or after-prom (please omit the beer cans from these parties ), a family reunion, or any other occasion where you need lots of cheap decorations. I cut the green colored cans into long strips, like when you peel an apple. The long strips can be attached end to end creating long garlands or vines. Then you can attach the flowers to the vines. Also, you can attach some of the flowers to stems with floral tape & make bouquets. Have fun !

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toomuchglass(5)

You sure are creative with your cans ! LOL I didn't know that the outside of cans would fade ! I'm in WI ... Lots of times I just don't have the room to bring in all my garden stuff over winter ,so I just leave them out. Some things survive - others don't . I'm learning !
*** I'm green thumb challenged , so I think aluminum is my next "garden" . Thanks again :)

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 4:20PM
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nanatricia

You can spray pant them with out door pants and they last a long time .I have done this.By the way love your flowers!!!!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 10:17PM
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terrybull

thats weird my indoor and outdoor pants are the same.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2011 at 6:46PM
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geeme(5)

Is this what the teenagers are wearing now... spray on pants?? :)

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 7:54PM
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nanatricia

Thank you for making fun of me HaHa!!!!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 9:18PM
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