This is a fancy instructable for any sort of lady-getting type thing or holiday relating to women of any sort: Metal Flowers!

(the first picture is a Calla Lily, and the second is a rose)

Step 1: Materials

-Copper or brass sheet. Thin, but not so thin that it's like sandwich foil. how much you need depends on how large you want your flower to be

-Steel or other metal rod of a decent thickness. Again, i've left this extremely variable for the size of your flower. The stuff I'm using is gonna be using is about 1/4" round barstock.
also for the first flower in this instructable (the small rose) for ease of use we're going to use a standard duplex nail.

-Miscellaneous bits n' pieces.

um. some ppl wont really have that thing u use to squish those thingies. metal bits.!!!! so ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
what, a hammer?
This is a good method for someone's first flowers. Once someone has had some more experience with the metal (and if they can somehow find all the time), they might consider hammering the petals into shape before they place it on the stem. For a comparison of how that looks, I used on the rose I posted in "show, tell, and brag."
It's spelled "peen". You offer up two flowers in the beginning, bit seem to make a different one? You could add an additional instructable on how to weld, and how to make patinas to gain color on your copper flowers. Nice work.
ah crap i knew i forgot to edit something. i'm aware that this isn't my most coherent instructable ever but really i was just showing how to do the basics, not one specific flower. This method can be applied to most flowers you'd want to make, though.
You <em>can</em> still edit it. <br/>
yeah i will.
Takes me back 30 years when I had a small forge..... *sigh* <br/>
Nice job! I remember one someone forged some flowers. Cool!
I remember doing this with a square of copper to make a budding rose I gave it to a girl I liked at the time and she even held it in her senior photos. if you do a rose drip some rose oil on it to make it smell like the real deal...
Very neat!!! thats a great idea!

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