Soda Can Hydrangeas Wall Art

5 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Medium

I love hydrangeas, but unfortunately, they're only around for the summer! Here's a fun way to create a lasting impression of a favorite flower using soda cans and a hydrangea petal craft's punch.

To get a smooth sheet of soda can aluminum:

*Caution: You may want to wear gloves for this! Carefully cut off one end of a clean soda can using a utility knife and craft scissors. 
Make a vertical cut with scissors across the can to get to the opposite can end to remove. Cut an even edge, removing any slivers or jagged edges.
Once you have the aluminum cut, smooth out the curve of the can by rolling aluminum in the opposite direction or rolling on the edge of a table or countertop. 

To make the petals:

Insert the aluminum piece into the hydrangeas petal punch so you can see that the aluminum is under the petal shapes completely and then punch the petals out. Once the petals are punched, adjust the aluminum to punch more or remove the excess using small needle nose pliers to pull the aluminum out.
As you punch out the petals, arrange them so you'll know how many you'll need for your flower design.
Then paint each petal with white chalk paint . . .
And let dry.
After the chalk paint dries, paint the petals with various colors you like to mimic hydrangea petals.
Use floral wire attached with glue on the back of petals to a few of them to add dimension to the flower design

For placement of the flowers on canvas:

 Begin with cut out pieces of a clothes hanger shaped as stems and painted green. Glue onto canvas using a quick dry multi-purpose glue (RapidFuse). Arrange a few small floral wire stems at the tip of the main stem and attach smaller hydrangea petals . . . 
then arrange the larger petals into a flower - attaching the floral stem wire ones first, using floral tape to the larger stem, and then gluing on the single ones next.
Draw leaves freehand using the tip of an ice pick on the soda can aluminum - adding veins and painting green. Let dry and attach with glue to stems. 
And the hydrangeas wall art is done! 
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  • Just4Fun
    on Aug 10, 2020

    So beautiful! What brand of punch did you use that can cut through aluminum? Thank you.

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      on Aug 10, 2020

      Thanks Just4Fun! It's the EK Success hydrangeas punch pictured in the resources above. Actually it cuts aluminum better than it cuts paper.

  • Wendy
    on Aug 23, 2020

    a hydrangea punch comes up on Amazon but it’s not the same one, that one says it’s for paper. Will that one work?

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      on Aug 23, 2020

      That's ok! I tried looking at the previous question but it wouldn't come up. Yes, it's the same punch. And as I think I answered as before, it punches better on the soda can than paper. Although you will probably need tweezers to pull all the remaining aluminum out.

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