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How to Make Flowers (or a Pinwheel) Using a Soda Can

By CanarsieBK |
Now that it's fall and the cold has come, most of the flowers and plants that my roommate was growing started to die. I'm sure that some of yours have too. That doesn't mean that you can't still have a beautiful garden on display.
recycle soda can

Now that it's fall and the cold has come, most of the flowers and plants that my roommate was growing started to die. I'm sure that some of yours have too. That doesn't mean that you can't still have a beautiful garden on display.

Original project:
I got the idea of doing this project when walking around my neighborhood. Around the corner from me one of the community gardens has the fence of the garden decorated with flowers made from recycled soda cans. This inspired me to make some of my own.

By using items that are readily available, you can help to beautify your window garden with some flowers made from soda cans and keep some unnecessary items out of the landfill.

I'm going to show you how to make a basic one, but the variations are as limitless as your creativity.



Tools and Materials Needed:
1 empty can of soda
1 bottle cap
Razor Scissors
Drill or nail
String
Stick

Instructions on How to Make Flowers Using a Soda Can:
Use razor (and scissor if necessary) to cut off the top of the soda can around the ridge line.
Starting from the top of the can use your scissor to cut down about 1/8 -1/4 inch from the bottom.
Make cuts all the way around the can. Get creative with the cuts if you'd like by zig-zagging. Once all of the cuts are made. Fold all of them outwards.
Take the drill or nail and poke a hole in the bottle cap and the bottom of the can.
Fish string through the hole of the top of the bottle cap and continue it through the bottom part of the can.
Tie knots on either end to loosely secure the bottle cap to the can.
Tie a stick to the opposite side of the soda can that the bottle cap is on.
Plant your flower.

My Take on the Project:
I definitely enjoyed this project. Getting it to spin as a pinwheel was a bit difficult because the stick that I was using prevented that. This is definitely a project where your creativity can shine and can easily help to beautify an living space.

Do you have any fun fall DIY projects?
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