Saturday, September 17, 2016

Repurpose Beer Can Flower and Leaf Wreath

This post was featured in "10 Recycling Craft Blogs to Follow" 

I recently found a wonderful site called Terrain that's an offshoot of Anthropologie.  Briefly, Terrain is a celebration of nature and design that highlights a fabulous collection of unusual earthy items. There were so many  things on the site that caught my eye, but I was truly taken with their lovely metal flower and leaf wreath. 

OMG!  Anytime I get a chance to do a knock off of some sort, especially using a freebie like cans - I go for it, as seen here and here.   Oh yes!  So here is how I made my version of their wreath.

Aluminum cans
Rustic vine wrapped wire
Utility knife/craft knife
Flower/leaf template
E6000 glue/hot glue
Primer spray paint/acrylic craft paint
Floral stem wire

  • Gather aluminum cans - beer or soda.
  • Find leaf and flower templates (large to small) online, print, and cut out.
  • Carefully cut off the ends of clean cans using  a utility knife. Make a vertical cut with scissors. Cut an even edge, removing any slivers or jagged edges.  Smooth out the curve of the can by rolling on the edge of a table or countertop. You may want to wear gloves for this!

  • Trace the outline of the flower and leaf templates with a pencil .  .  .

and cut out.

  • Leaf texture can be added by placing cut-outs on soft corrugated cardboard (cushion backing) and drawing on lines with a dull pencil point.

  • Do the same for making flowers, cutting out gradually from large to small.
  • Spray primer paint on cut-out and let dry.
  • Then paint cut-outs with an array of acrylic craft paints.
  • Add texture to flower petals by rolling and shaping with a skewer stick.

  • Assemble flowers in layers gluing on with E6000.
  • Glue on short floral stem wire to leaves.
  • Shape rustic vine wrapped wire into a 15 inch circle wreath. 
  • Arrange and glue on finished flowers and leaves onto the wire wreath.

After trying on more flowers (different color) and leaves, I went for a cleaner look with fewer leaves and flowers. 

What a great repurpose use of beer cans! I love how this looks .  .  . and if I hadn't told you, no one would think the flowers and leaves were made from beer cans!

Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow Gail- you are so inventive! This is so cute and I love the colors you chose.

  2. Such a cute knockoff. So fun and creative and using materials you have on hand makes for a great project. Thanks for sharing the new site you found. have a lovely weekend Gail.

  3. This was awesome, Gail! Great way to repurpose! :)Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! Your projects are so inspiring!! :)

  4. Great repurposing project Gail! I absolutely love how your turned out.

  5. Oh wow...what a neat idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. love your results. cans are a great medium. Thanks for sharing your link with us at #CCBG

  7. That's just beautiful. No one would know the flowers are made with cans if you didn't say so. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  8. Hi, Gail, I was visiting today and went through a lot of your Christmas posts. Amazing ideas, here. Then I looked at your current post. You really made those flowers from beer cans? It does not look it at all. I don't know anyone who can turn nothing into something like you can. Do you sleep at night? Had fun visiting and looking at all your crafts and ideas. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  9. Wow! I soooo want to try this! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

  10. Wow! That wreath is so beautiful and so cheap and easy to put together. Definitely going to have to try and do one for my door.

  11. Your creativity reached Brazil. So beautiful wreath! I love it! Obrigada por compartilhar! :)

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  13. Repurposing a beer can flower and leaf wreath is a creative and sustainable way to give new life to an old or unused decoration. Here's how you can repurpose it into something fresh and appealing. You can use the repainted beer cans as containers for fresh or artificial flowers. Cut floral foam to fit inside the cans and arrange your chosen flowers inside them. Place the cans with flowers back onto the wreath in a pleasing pattern.
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