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.
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