Metal Bottle Top Spring Flowers

The few days of sunshine is having an effect on me and I’ve been making flowers again but this time using metal bottle tops.

Flowers All Small These were briefly shown on the Bottle Top Hangout a while back and are very similar to the Plastic Bottle Top Flowers I have previously blogged about. They’re also very easy to make.

Materials small

For each flower you need – 2 tissue paper circles (cut your own or use pre-cut), a metal bottle tops, a 30cm pipe cleaner, some PVA  (white) glue and scissors.

 

 

 

1. Take your pipe cleaner and wrap one end around the inside of the bottle top. Allow a little wrap over so you can twist the pipe cleaner on to itself to hold the shape. Take the pipe cleaner out and set to one side.

Pipe Cleaner Small

2. Depending on the petal shape you’re after fold your tissue paper circles and cut out your petal shape. You can use the circles uncut if you prefer.

Flower Fold Small Flower Shapes Small

Have a play with the different shapes you can get. For example the image above shows the difference between 3 , 4 and 5 folds before cutting.

3. Unfold the tissue paper and glue the 2 flowers shapes together by putting a small blob of glue in the middle of one of them and placing the other flower shape on top, off setting the petals slightly.

4. Spread glue on the inside of your bottle cap and carefully push the center of your flower on to the middle of the bottle top. Next glue the pipe cleaner into the bottle top pushing the tissue paper down  You may want to put the pipe cleaner in place without glue to start with to help settle the tissue paper in place.

Flower & Pipe cleaner SMall

I should also mention that if you have text on your bottle top you need to check its position as you add the pipe cleaner if you want it to run horizontally. I didn’t check the first flower in the photo at the top of the page.

The finished flowers look really pretty and look great when put in a picture frame, glued on to cards, added to collages etc.

Flowers2

I also like to use squeezy bottle lids as flower holders for them and put them.

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12 Responses to Metal Bottle Top Spring Flowers

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  2. jdaniel4smom says:

    These are so cute! They look great in a frame. I am going to pin this post!

  3. How creative! Just pinned!

  4. leahinspired says:

    I love this! Definitely going to do with my son!

  5. pinkoddy says:

    Oh they are great – I think I need to drink more “bottles”.
    That reminds me I need to catch up on last night’s hangout. Thanks for sharing.

  6. annumography says:

    Cute, especially in a group!
    Karen @ annumography

  7. Carrie says:

    So cute!! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!

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  9. oooh lovely! Thanks for linking to Fun Sparks. xx

  10. Ooh, those are lovely and summery :) Thanks for linking up to the Mumsnet craft bloggers linky, I’ve also added this to my Pinterest board for the roundup so hope you’ll find some inspiration from that too!

  11. Lisha says:

    This is such a cute creative idea – hope to share on my parenting page at http://www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach sometime next month, when we have our Craft special. Inviting you and your fans to come pass by and say Hello to us there too!! :-)

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