Hello! Hilary here to help you create your next ornament. In case we haven't met, I am one of the behind the scenes LBH gals that help with the prepping of the projects at the LBH. I love to create and recycle so today's ornament is made from recycling a soda can or two. It's fun and a bit messy. I found leftover small can scraps to be very sharp! Be warned and extra careful.
Supplies Needed to Create this Ornament:
Empty Soda Cans
Layered flower die ( I used Sizzix Flower #6)
Rounded leaf die (Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Leaves)
Die Cutting Machine
Versamark Ink Pad
Red Glitter embossing powder
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist
3 small brads or bells (Mine were Jingle Bell Brads I had)
Peeled Paint Distress Stain
Coordinating Bakers twine
Crop-a-dile hole punch
½ inch chip board circles (optional)
Scissors-Tonic work great!
Glossy Accents or Strong Glue
Open can with scissors cutting away flat cylinder from top and bottom. Cut the layered flower with your die and cutting machine. This may take several passes to get all the layers. (Printed part of can facing up, worked well) You can also just draw a flower and cut - you will need at least three layers in graduated sizes.
Use Peeled Paint Distress Stain on Glassine Paper, you will need enough for 2 leaves. Die cut, or hand cut, 2 tear drop shaped leaves out of stained Glassine Paper.
Emboss printed side with Versamark and embossing powder. again be careful as the metal will be hot after embossing.
Mist bottom and top flower layers with Perfect Pearls Mist. This will help add a little dimension to the flowers. Allow to dry.
Cut 2 chipboard circles to use as spacers in between flower layers. On smallest flower mark 3 dots, with permanent marker for brad placement.
Layer from bottom- Start with the large flower, chipboard spacer, medium flower, chipboard spacer, and finally small flower. Remember to stagger flower Petals.
Holding layers together use small hole punch or Crop-a-dile to make 3 holes for brads.
Insert brads into holes or glue jingle bells to center.
Use bakers twine to make hanger and secure around a brad or two. Glue leaves into place. The leaves will cover the brad backs and bakers twine. Bend the tips of the petals to shape flower - Be careful the edges are sharp.
Now you have a colorful, recycled ornament to place on your tree or a special package. Traditionally Poinsettias are Red, today white and pink are also used in holiday décor. This soda can technique would make beautiful Spring Blossoms too!
Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win this ornament. Tell me how you like to use flowers in decorating for the holidays.