Hi Everyone! With Earth day one week away I have a super fun recycling project to share with you. It’s Garden Art from Pop Cans or Soda Cans as some might say.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE gardening. I LOVE spring, the new life spring brings. Gardening gives me an excuse to get out there and enjoy this new season. My hubby also likes to garden and we have 9 LARGE garden beds on our 3 acres that we play in all summer. I wanted to come up with some fun garden art that I could make and enjoy. I’ll show you how easy it is to do. Keep reading…
You’ll need to gather your supplies. You will need:
Spray Paint- if you’re like me you have a large collection to choose from
Clear spray finish
Left over molding or dowel rods
Bottle caps- I bought mine. I can’t believe I actually paid for bottle caps but we drink cans not bottles.
Pop Cans- You’ll need one for each flower
To begin: Cut the top of the pop can off using your tin snips.
I then cut strips down to the bottom cutting into the bottom so that they would lay flat. Some of the edges I rounded and some of them I left straight.
I then gave them a good coat of spray paint in my chosen colors. You could use acrylic but would need to do many coats and frankly I’m too impatient for that. Spray paint covered them pretty well in one coat.
Once those were dry I got my acrylic paints out and created various designs on the flowers. I also painted my bottle caps. After they were painted and the paint was dry I gave them all a good coat of clear acrylic spray to help them last longer in the elements.
I had my husband cut my molding into the height I wanted them to be and gave them a quick coat of acrylic paint and of the acrylic sealer. Then I hot glued them to the molding as well as hot gluing the bottle cap to the center of my flower.
See…. Super easy, super cheap and a great way to create art from something that is normally recycled.
It will be a while before I can put my art out in my garden as you see this is what my yard looks like on 4/15/13. I did this post in Florida at my moms.
If you’re looking for some more garden ideas check out some of my other fun projects I’ve done.
I Heart Naptime,Raising Memories, Navy Wife Peters, A Lived in House,The Foley Family, DIY Showoff, Flamingo Toes, Violet Imperfection, The Best Recipes Blog
Under the Table and Dreaming, Skip to my Lou, Craft O Maniac, Keeping it Simple, Creating Really Awesome Free Things, Between Naps on the Porch Mad in Crafts, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Serendipity and Spice, Booggieboard Cottage, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, I Gotta Try That, Making the World Cuter, The Dedicated House, Pinkopotamus,, Ninth Street Notions, The Gunny Sack,, Sew Chatty, Marvelous Messy, What Joy is Mine, A Mama’s Story,The Alabaster Jar, A Proverbs 31 Wife,The Better Mom, Covered in Grace, CEO of Me, Worthy of the Prize, Huckleberry Love, Pursuit of Functional Home
Sugar Bee Crafts , Not Just a Housewife, , Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog , Crafty Confessions, A Bowlful of Lemons, Funky Polkadot Giraffe , Coastal Charm, Cornerstone Confessions, Growing Home Blog, Carolyn’s Homework Blog, MercyInk, Timewarp Wife, House on the Way,Blackberry Vine, Adventures of a DIY Mom, New Nostalgia, Hope Studios, Tell Me Tuesday, ,Ladybug Blessings, A to Z Celebrations, The Bliss Project, Begin to Craft, Teach Me Tuesdays
Lil’Luna, Southern Lovely, The DIY Dreamer, Gingersnap Crafts , Seven Thirty Three, Creations by Kara, Raising Homemakers , Women Living Well NY Melrose Family, Cheap Crafty Mama, JAQ Studio, Someday Crafts, Adorned From Above, Cute Everything, White Lights on Wednesday , Family Home and Life, DIY Crafty Projects, Fine Craft Guild, Sew Much Ado, The Trendy Treehouse, Semi Homemade Mom, Upward Not Inward, Internet Cafe Devotions, Deep Roots at Home, My Daily Walk in His Grace, The Real Housewives of Rivertown, The Well Crafted Home, Fluster Buster, My Girlish Whim, Nap Time is My Time, Off the Hook, The Shady Porch
The Thirty Sixth Avenue, House of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Somewhat Simple, Shabby Creek Cottage, Yesterday on Tuesday, A Glimpse Inside, Live, Laugh, Rowe,, Imparting Grace, Artsy Girl Connection, Saving 4 Six, Embracing Change,, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Easy Living Mom, Succulent Sisters, Designed Decor, Crafts Ala Mode, Sparkles and Stove
30 Handmade Days ,The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring, While He was Napping, Tatertots and Jello, Craftionary, What About Co, One Artsy Mama, Miss Information , A Night Owl, See Vanessa Craft, A Delicate Construction, My Turn for Us, One Project Closer, Diana Rambles: Pin Me Party, Pin it Friday, Happy Hour Projects,Practically Functional,,
Six Sister’s Stuff, Bowdabra Blog, Cheerios and Lattes, Funky Junk Interiors, Young and Crafty, Be Different, Act Normal, Serenity You, Too Much Time On My Hands , One Creative Mommy, Fingerprints on the Fridge, It’s Overflowing, Or So She Says, Pinteresting Party, Sew-Licious, Polkadot Pretties, Sassy Little Lady, 3 Boys and a Dog Pinterest Party, Sugared Aunts, Kayla’s Creations, The Girl Creative,
Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to have you follow along and subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up to receive daily Emails delivered to your inbox . You can also follow along via Facebook.
(Visited 6,664 times, 23 visits today)