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I discovered this idea at a Girls in Engineering Expo. I thought it would be interesting to make my own.


This being my first instructable, please be kind.

The main part of this project is creating flowers that do not need to be watered and don't die.

I used various cans from a graduation party that we had so they were also of various sizes.

Edges in this project will be sharp, please use caution.


 
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Step 1: Supplies

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To make Aluminum Flowers you will need

- Soda cans
- Newspaper (not shown)
- Scissors
- Flower cut outs (you can choose one of the patterns I uploaded or find your own online)
- Pen
- Wire
- Nail
- Sand paper (not shown)
- Pliers
- Hammer or wrench

Step 2: Cut the Can

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Take your soda can and put it on some thick newspaper. Take an Exact-o knife and cut a line in the can (I recommend taking the scissors to finish cutting) around the top as close are possible without making it difficult for yourself. Repeat on the bottom.

You now have a can without a top or a bottom. Using scissors, cut down the side so that it can lay flat (though it will curl up).

You can take the can and put it under a few large books but it didn't work very well when I did it. I even left them there for 2 days, they still curled up.

Be warned: Edges will be SHARP!!!

Using a cut out, print onto paper and cut it out. Adjust the size of the flower to your desire.
cloo3 years ago
This flowers actually looks cool and preserve earth's resources. But it's real that it has sharp edge, be cautious when kids are around.
starplayer4 years ago
This is awesome, I'll probably make one! However, even after sanding, aren't the edges still sharp?
acthompson (author)  starplayer4 years ago
If you file them at a slant, it dulls the edges.
Ok nice=)
glasec3 years ago
You are the smartest girl. I can't wait to see what else you will share with us.
splazem4 years ago
Amazing!
sunshiine4 years ago
Clever idea! Thanks for sharing.
getz24 years ago
Cool!
This is interesting veterinar klinika volgograd
ilpug getz24 years ago
this is an interesting project, although i question what a Russian veterinary clinic has to do with it.