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Make a pretty and attention grabbing flower from a pop bottle and some plastic bags!

I made these upcycled light up corsages and boutonnières for the volunteers at Promdemonium - It was a great way to help them stand out in the crowd!
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Step 1: What You'll Need

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-Plastic pop bottle (large or small, depending on how big you want your corsage)
-LED throwie (I had these on hand, but you can easily make your own)
-Spray paint
-Plastic grocery bags (optional)
-Tinsel (optional)

-Glue gun
-Iron (optional)

Step 2: Cut out the flower

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Using strong scissors, cut the bottom off of the pop bottle.

Cut each bulge into a petal shape. You can make the petals round or pointy.

Using a drill, carefully drill out the centre of your flower. Wear safety goggles and work gloves.

Smooth out any rough edges with a knife. You could also use sandpaper or a dremel but I didn't bother.

Step 3: Paint!

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Spray paint your flower a pretty colour like pink or yellow.

Don't worry about painting the back as no one will see it.

Step 4: Add the LED

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Insert the LED and secure it in place with a glue gun.

If you'd like a bit more sparkle, add some left over tinsel garland from Christmas. Trim it down with scissors and use more hot glue to hold it in place.

Step 5: Leaves from fused plastic bags

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You could make leaves from almost any material.

I chose to use fused plastic bags.

To fuse together the plastic, iron the bags between two sheets of paper with a dry iron on the "silk" setting. Be sure to work in a well ventilated space

Fold over the material and cut out 2 leaves joined together. Make a slit in the middle to slip over the LED's battery and magnet.

Secure the leaves in place with hot glue.
mygibzone3 years ago
SWEET! I'm always trying to think of ways to use my plastic bottles & bags because I have a ton of both. I'll have to remember this when my kids are prom age. Thanks for the share!