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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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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  1. Sandy posted on June 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm (#
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    Brilliant ! I saw something in the store that I wanted to make with a tin star on it but didn’t know how to do it. Thanks so much for sharing your talents

  2. Strictly Whimsy posted on June 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#
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    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I am so doing some of these tomorrow!

  3. Valerie posted on June 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm (#
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    What a great idea, what did you hang it with?

  4. Wendy R posted on July 1, 2013 at 12:52 am (#
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    Very cute! I wouldn’t be able to use hot glue for outside here though – it would melt right off! I wonder if E6000 would work ok.

    • Shirley posted on July 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm (#
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      I agree, hot glue would melt here in Texas! I’m not sure if e6000 would work, you could test it with something else! or poke small holes and thread some fishing line here and there to hold the coil, that would probably work. I want to make these too!

  5. Crystal posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:43 am (#
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    Super cute!! Love it!!

  6. candis posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm (#
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    I suggest poking a hole in the flower and using a brad to hold the coil on…oh and that way you can also do several flower shapes to layer. I have wanted to buy the ones at hobby lobby, but didn’t because of the cost. So thank you so much this. It is on my to do list. Too bad I have pans at school and we have two snow days.

  7. Frances posted on June 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm (#
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    Thanks for great ideas 💡 I am 65 years old and am trying to learn some crafting,I look forward to learning God Bless. 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm (#
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      Thanks for following along. I hope you can find some good crafting ideas here at Iheartnaptime! :)