Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Upcycled Coca-Cola Can Flowers




My friend, Carole West from GardenUpGreen, invited me to participate in a DIY Coca-Cola Project challenge.  The idea was to create some kind of project for home or garden that has something to do with Coca-Cola.  I decided to upcycle the cans to make fun yard decorations. 



It starts with an empty can that is rinsed and dried.  Use a pair of sturdy scissors to cut the top off of the can.



 Cut the can into strips.


Trim the ends of the strips to round them off and then bend them into the desired shapes.  Then lay the flowers on newspaper and spray paint.  Create layers of color for different effects.



If you want, you can even cut the tops of the cans to make smaller flowers or glue the smaller flowers to the inside of larger ones.


I attached mine to my fence for a happy, little pop of color.







It's as easy as that.  Give it a try!


For more fun DIY Coca-Cola projects, check out the following blogs:

Grit Antiques


Garden Up Green

To Work With My Hands

Farmhouse 40

DIY Coca Cola Ideas for the Home or Garden

9 comments:

  1. How fun I like all those multi colors and the idea of hanging them on the fence is sweet. They would also be fun on a wooden stenciled garden sign for your garden. Lots you can do with this creativity. Thank you for joining us Jennifer this was fun!!

    Carole

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    1. I love the idea of attaching it to a garden sign. Thanks for the great suggestion!

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  2. So cute. I love the colorful flowers. Very creative.

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    1. Thanks! It was surprisingly easy to do. Nothing like a challenge to stir up creativity!

      Jennifer

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  3. I had no idea you could make flowers with cans...I love this! I agree with Carole, adding them to a sign would also be super cute!

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    1. I know, I love Carole's idea. I'm definitely going to do that. Thanks for stopping by, Jane!

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  4. Jennifer,
    This is awesome! My younger kids viewed your post with me and want to make some for our garden. They're super excited.
    All the bright colors are just gorgeous and perfect for outdoor summer decor. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I enjoyed doing this challenge with you. :)

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    1. Hi Karen! So glad this was inspiring to your kids. I was surprised at how pliable the metal is. I thought the edges would be sharp, but they weren't. The only part that would be tricky for kids would be cutting the top off and when trying to make the small flowers from the top of the can, it's a little more stiff and could poke a little one's hand. Otherwise, a fun project for kids.

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