Happy Monday everyone! Did you all have fun last week checking out all of the awesome projects last week from Alex's "Made It Myself Mondays"? I know I did! Everyone's projects were so inspiring, so I decided to try it again this week! :-)
For today's project, I wanted to dig up another one of my "green" projects that I made. I know a lot of you save things to alter, so I'm always getting new ideas on things to alter!
For this project, I decided to make "Soup Can Flower Pots." A good way to go green, right?
First, I picked out some pretty acrylic paints that I wanted to use for the cans. After I painted them and let them dry, I sprayed them with some glitter.
Second, I chose my pretty papers and cut some flowers and flourishes with my cricut. Then I took my hot glue gun and glued the pieces to bamboo skewers.
Next, I took styrofoam squares and glued them into the bottom of the cans with hot glue. Take your flowers/skewers and stick them down into the styrofoam. I usually poke a hole then pull the skewer back out and put a little hot glue on it and stick it back in so it will stay.
Last, I stuffed the cans with paper shreds to fill the empty spots. you can also spray these with a little glitter to give them that extra sparkle. I also tied some ribbon around the cans for a finishing touch.
And here is my finished project:
These make great gifts too! Real flowers wilt and die, but paper flowers last forever! :-)
I hope you enjoyed this project! Thanks for stopping by!