Sunday, May 11, 2014

Recycled Beverage Can Bouquet

Here's a Mother's Day bouquet that will never die! This project is made from recycled beverage cans using my Accucut GrandeMark die cutter.
The vase is a Tetley Tea canister with tissue paper butterfly. The flowers are glued to barbeque skewers, and stuck in a Styrofoam ball glued to the bottom of the canister.  The canister is filled with plastic vase filler beads to cover the ball.

My sister cut the flowers from my Accucut Craft holiday flower die and layered them with dimensional foam tape. She used her Stampin' Up ornament die for one flower and my Accucut Craft Christmas light string bulb die for the petals of another. Here's a close up of the Christmas bulb flower:
The intricate butterfly is a Memory Box die.  My sister reclaimed some tissue paper from a gift bag to make the translucent base and used a scrap of patterned cardstock for the intricate top layer.  You can see the leaves on this bouquet are also from my Christmas die: it's a pointy bottom ornament shape.  The other flowers were made with my sister's Stampin' Up! ornament die. It's the blue one in the back.  It's a dark blue tissue paper alternated with white cardstock for more stability.

Here's a picture of the other critter in the bouquet: a dragonfly.
The small dragonfly is also an Accucut Craft die. These dies cut the thin metal beautifully and help to create a more finished edge than cutting only with snips. I entered this project for my sister into the Accucut Craft Grandemark challenge (contest closed May 4).

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