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Recycled Soda Can Flowers Wall Art

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While looking through a popular home decor catalog, I came across dimensional wall art, made mostly of metal, and I knew I could re-create the look! What a great upcycled craft to make using soda cans! For complete instructions visit: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/06/upcycled-soda-can-flowers-wall-art.html
Cost: $10.00 Difficulty: Easy
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Gather the following supplies of clean soda cans, craft scissors, x-acto knife, alcohol inks, q-tips, wire hangers, cardboard, glue, acrylic paints, foam brushes and canvas. Using an x-acto knife, make a slice big enough for a scissor blade and with craft scissors, cut the top and bottom off. Next, cut through the length of the can to open and finish the sides by cutting off any slivers or jagged edges. Be very careful with the sharp edges of the cut cans.
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Roll the cut aluminum in the opposite direction to help remove the curl of the can. Then draw a flower shape and cut out or just cut out flowers free-hand.
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Repeat steps for cutting cans and flowers. You will need at least 10 flowers. Place cut out flowers on soft surface and press center to shape and manipulate to give dimension. Edges can also be rolled using a pencil or pen.
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Cut a piece of cardboard the shape of a vase. Lay cut out flowers and cardboard in position to determine placement layout.
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Cut off straight metal pieces from wire hangers for the stems, shape into curves and place under flowers on canvas.
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Begin coloring aluminum flowers with the alcohol inks. Alcohol inks are great for adding color to non-porous surfaces such as aluminum. I used three colors to achieve so many different floral shades and hues just by dripping a drop or two onto the surface, swirling the ink around and using a q-tip to spread.
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  • recycled soda can flowers wall art, crafts, how to, repurposing upcycling
Paint the canvas background and cardboard vase similar to the GrandinRoad artwork. Improvise like I did if you know nothing about painting. Glue sides of vase using tacky glue and apply to canvas, lifting the cardboard so it doesn't lie flat and is open on top to allow for the wire stems. Add the wire stems by hot gluing ends and inserting into vase. Of course I had to add some purple and switch up the design a bit!
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Next, add hot glue to underside of flowers and place on stems. Then, stand back and admire your creation!
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And best of all, this costs just a few dollars to create - as opposed to a very high price tag for the original! Don't you just love a knockoff?

To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/06/upcycled-soda-can-flowers-wall-art.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Babs Rowsey

    Thank you for sharing I love this!

  • Maetta York

    Yes im going to do this its so pretty

  • Sallysaw

    Beautiful! Looks like fun to do and the flower colors are so vivid and pretty!

  • April
    April Oklahoma City, OK

    OK! I'm in love...colors are gorgeous. I am a fine arts artist and this really inspired me to create in a different way...thanks

  • Dpbeee2
    Dpbeee2 Newport News, VA

    I have visited this project at least five times and pinned it twice. This is so clever and so pretty! It looks like fine art! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Tammey
    Tammey Kearney, NE

    Wow, the colors are so vibrant. I want to try and make this and hang on my wooden fence in our yard....come on spring.

  • Joseph
    Joseph Cuba

    Cool. Inspiring for crazy stuffs

  • Kathy Schultz
    Kathy Schultz Baltimore, MD

    You did an awesome job...one of the best posts I have seen. So colorful and pretty!

  • Angel
    Angel Hudson, FL

    Stunning result. I usually don't save too many projects listed on here, but yours is a "must keep for future reference". Thank you for sharing.

    • Angel
      Angel Hudson, FL

      Tara, click the heart, top right of page.

  • Shellymcvicker2

    Love this! Yours looks better than the original. My problem is I don't drink soda. Guess I will have to find a source...

    • Carla
      Carla Lake Havasu City, AZ

      I'm sure your friends would be happy to save some for you.

  • Dl.leplat

    Love the vibrancy of the colors! Thanks for sharing this

  • Tara Talley

    I don't know if you can answer this but do you know how to save the projects I like from this site? I don't know how & I'd especially hate to lose this one although I don't think I'll forget this! It's great and I think it's very classy looking as

    • Nan
      Nan Horse Shoe, NC

      Hi Tara - I have the capability in my email program to create folders in my Contact list. I've got one for Hometalk. When I get a message containing a project that I like -- I just move the Hometalk's email to that folder. Otherwise, you could

  • Angel
    Angel Hudson, FL

    click on the little "heart" shape, upper right corner.

  • Phil Jackson
    Phil Jackson Floral Park, NY

    Yup, I know how & I'd especially hate to lose this one although I don't think I'll forget this! It's great and I think it's very classy looking as.
    Regards
    https://www.totalresumes.com.au/

  • Subha
    Subha Aliso Viejo, CA

    Wow!!!! Superb. :-)

  • C.rudolph1

    Wow! I am blown away! The finished project is so beautiful👍👍👍👍👍

  • Joanna
    Joanna Melville, NY

    I think yours is prettier!

  • Theresa Kaveney
    Theresa Kaveney Varna, IL

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. A must do and soon. Just love it.

  • Susi
    Susi West Kingston, RI

    This entire post is a copyright violation, both of Grandin Road, whom I am quite certain did NOT give you permission to use their professional photo & trademarked name, as well as the professional fine artist who created the artwork, and who owns ALL

  • Maureen Barringer
    Maureen Barringer Myrtle Beach, SC

    love it-thank you I always wondered how it was done

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