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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Nov 23, 2014 8:53 AM CST
...tin can flowers?

I can't find a website that has good instructions for multi-layer flowers, only the singles. Thanks for your help!


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 23, 2014 9:01 AM CST

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I've not made them but they sure are beautiful! Hurray!
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Nov 23, 2014 1:18 PM CST
I agree They sure are. What are they made from?
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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Nov 23, 2014 3:16 PM CST
Soda, beer cans.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Nov 25, 2014 9:22 PM CST
I've made the single ones. Looks like the multi layered ones are just more cans on top of each other. Paint each layer before you put it together.
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HollyAnnS
Nov 26, 2014 5:34 AM CST
Looks like you will want several difference size cans.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Nov 26, 2014 10:02 AM CST
......And gloves, don't forget gloves!
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Cinta
Nov 29, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Try theses

A youtube instructions
https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtmAPwR10zwgUhMnemmHyHO...

A written tutorial.

http://misseileen-aka-goofingoff.blogspot.com/2009/11/tin-ca...
Name: Vicki
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vic
Nov 29, 2014 3:45 PM CST

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Never made them but they sure are cute. My kind of flower - never needs food or water Green Grin!
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Cinta
Nov 29, 2014 7:33 PM CST
That written picture instructions make them look easy/

Cut the top off and cut strips. You can stack the cans and make them as frilly and layered as you want and glue a marble in the middle. Cannot get any simpler than that. No water or food needed. Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Nov 30, 2014 4:59 AM CST
Yes, looks easty, I'm wondering how to bend the rebar....also, these were big, probably a foot across. Thinking I'd have to try to get my hands on really large food containers/cans. I bought some tin snips and leather gloves last night, gonna attempt one today Rolling my eyes.

Here's another one at the same garden I visited

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HollyAnnS
Nov 30, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Do you live near a local restaurant, where they would have large cans. Smaller restaurants, diners even food kitchens will have them and might be willing to save them if you give them a bin to throw them into.
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vic
Nov 30, 2014 1:01 PM CST

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Sandi, please post of picture for us. Do you have a vice? You might be able to bend the rebar with that.
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Cinta
Dec 1, 2014 1:28 PM CST
I have to look for it again but I saw a craft using alluminum foil. If you really want to make the flowers a certain size this is a good time to buy the colored holiday foil. It is thick and if folded several times it would be even stiffer.

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vic
Dec 1, 2014 1:50 PM CST

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GREAT idea Thumbs up
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valleylynn
Dec 4, 2014 9:11 PM CST
Those were great links Cinta.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 5, 2015 11:23 PM CST
Hi,
I just came across this thread. I made some tin flowers last winter. I used food cans, pop/beer cans. and tins (like what popcorn or cookies come in). The top of the tins I used to make leaves for the stem on some of them. I had a supper club saving me large ketsup and other large cans. Here are pictures of a few. I have also posted pictures of my glass flowers, sun catchers, and glass totems or stacks on other treads. Next I will post a few pictures of my latest items I made.
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Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 5, 2015 11:44 PM CST
Here are a few butterflies and dragonflies that I made with copper tube and copper wire. I also made a few things with barbed wire and barn boards.
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Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jan 6, 2015 2:41 AM CST

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Beautiful work GGG (Gardenglassgems) and Welcome! Welcome! to Garden Art Thumbs up
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jan 6, 2015 3:49 AM CST
They sure look nice. Those dragon flies are so cute.
A couple loops of barbwire will make a nice wreath, too.
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