Tin Flowers {Hello Summer}

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  • Hello Summer! And Hello I Heart Nap Time Readers! I am Jeanie from Create & Babble and I’m just a wee bit – okay a whole lot! – excited to be here today and show you my tin flowers made from disposable cookie sheets!

    Tin Flowers by Create & Babble on I Heart Nap Time
    Here’s the story behind these flowers. Back in May, I was on vacation and shopping in Cape May, NJ and I spotted these sweet metal flowers hanging outside of a little boutique.

    Tin Flowers by Create & Babble on I Heart Nap Time
    After going in the shop and checking out the price of said sweet metal flowers, I decided right then and there that I was going to try and make my own version of those flowers. I had no idea how or with what, but I was determined. I have no knowledge of cutting metal or even tin for that matter. Then one day it hit me – disposable tin pans! I could easily cut and bend disposable tin pans! So off to the grocery store to buy tin pans. I was thinking that the aluminum trays that are made to go in the bottom of the oven would be perfect. One little problem: the oven liners at my store had deep ridges. But I did find these:

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    A two-pack of cookie sheets. They are textured, but I thought: okay, my flowers will have texture! If you want to make these tin flowers, here’s what you’ll need:

    • disposable cookie sheets
    • scissors
    • template of a 6-petal flower
    • marker to trace flower template
    • paint
    • paintbrush
    • wire to coil for center
    • hot glue gun

    I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the 6-petal flower template but you can just draw a simple 6-petal flower. After I cut the flower out of card stock, I placed the flower onto a cookie sheet and traced it with a marker.

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    I cut out the flower using scissors and then painted the flower with about 3 coats of leftover chalk paint. Since my flowers are hanging outside, I also brushed on a coat of polycrylic.
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    After the paint and polycrylic was dry, I wanted to get the dimensional look of the inspiration flowers. I lifted each petal toward the center and bent back the end and slightly curled each petal. Here’s a photo of the back to give you a better idea:
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    The inspiration flower has a coiled wire in the center. I found this wire at home depot and it works perfectly:
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    Bonus: it comes in many colors! I cut off about 15″ of the wire, coiled it, and hot glued it to the center of my flower.
    Tin Flowers by Create & Babble on I Heart Nap Time
    Thank you Jamielyn so much for having me!

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    I am Jeanie from Create & Babble where I share my crafting, DIY and home improvement adventures. I love to make pretty things, and make things pretty! You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. Here are a few of my recent posts:

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    THANKS Jeanie for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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