Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Soda Can Hydrangeas Wall Art

Welcome to the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Erlene @ My Pinterventures.  If you aren't familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it's a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen by creating a few!  This month's challenge is All About Summer or July 4th Projects. 

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. There are lots of pins of flowers made out of soda cans. This is just one of my favorite crafts inspired by Pinterest as I have made other types of flowers out of soda cans, herehere and here.  I love that this one uses craft punches to create the flowers and so did I! 

Materials:
Soda Cans (aluminum) 
Utility knife/craft knife
Craft Scissors
Hydrangea petals punch
Needle nose pliers
Leaf template
RapidFuse all purpose adhesive
Chalk and acrylic craft paint/brush
Skewer stick
Floral wire
Coat hanger
Floral tape
Ice pick
Canvas board (12"x12")


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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 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 to add dimension to the flower design.



For placement of the flower 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 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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Looks perfect next to paintings done by my mother-in-law who inspired me to craft.



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24 comments:

  1. I have never had any luck what so ever growing hydrangeas and I love the flower. What a brilliant idea Gail. I can't wait to try it. We have a huge black bag filled with empty soda cans. They always come in so useful for craft projects.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love make crafts using soda cans! Have fun!

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  2. Oh my goodness Gail, this is utterly gorgeous! What a fabulous upcycle.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! It's a great way to use up those empty soda cans!

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  3. Omgee...this is amazing! I've seen recycled can art before, but I really love how you made flowers and painted them. I think most would never know this was made from a soda can. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks, Erlene! I know! It's amazing what can be made from soda cans!

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  4. You made such a pretty picture craft using a soda can! That was so creative of you Gail.

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  5. the wow factor Gail. Making the flowers and adding them to canvas is so brilliant. So creative and crafty with a soda can.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Putting it on canvas made it extra special!

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  6. I am in love with your flower art. I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing. Love your wall decor.

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    1. Thanks, Terrie! Go for it! You'll probably love crafting with soda cans!

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  7. Wow, what a project. I never thought to use a stamp cutter to cut aluminum. This project is gorgeous. Great job. It was fun hopping with you again.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! The punch came in handy for this project! It was fun hopping with you, too!

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  8. Your crafts always blow me away! I love hydrangeas and this turned out amazing. Pinned.

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  9. This is stunning, Gail! I love how creative it is and the finished flower turned out beautiful!

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  10. I just loved the shading you did to the individual flowers! Purple is my favorite color.Great tutorial, too!

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  11. I have been looking for aluminum can ideas - love this one! Need to get my hands on some punches.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  12. This is gorgeous, Gail! I had no idea you could create 3-d art with aluminum and a punch!

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  13. I love how this project turned out. Hydrangeas are a favorite flower. I love all the colors.

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  14. Wow! A soda can has never looked so good. You really captured all the shades of color of a hydrangea.

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  15. Oh my goodness... these flowers are absolutely stunning! I had no idea such a punch existed. Hello soda can no more!

    I've featured you in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 533. Thanks for linking up!

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  16. What, those pretty hydrangeas are made with a soda can! So so pretty and such a creative idea.

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