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this instructable will teach you how to make a flower bouquet. It can be for a special someone, a friend, or just plain hobby. This was an idea I came up with for a gift for valentines day.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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You will want to choose a vase of your choice and any decorations you want to add like color rocks, marbles or fake butterflies like I did.

Here is a list of item you will need:

water bottles
large glue sticks
thumb tacks
acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
paint brush

Here are the tools you will need:
sissors
safey pin
lighter
razor blade (a box cutter is better and safer)
vise grips
gloves
goggles or any form of safety glasses

*how ever many flowers you plan to make,  it will be good to have extra items due to trial and error. you will want equal quantites of glue sticks water bottles and thumbtacks.

Step 2: Remove the bottom of the bottle

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empty the water bottles and cut the bottoms off right at the last ridge.Careful not to cut yourself.

Step 3: Making the pedals

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cut along the 5 sides down to the center to make 5 pedels. Do not cut through the center circle. the plastic gets really thick right here so it helps you know where to stop. DO NOT cut the ridges that go half way.

Step 4: Shaping the pedals

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With the sissors round off the ends to form a more pedal shape. you can also use large nail clippers to help curve the far edges. wear the protective eyeware, small pieces thed to fly everywhere. After fold the pedals slightly foward to give them more depth.

Step 5: Bending the pedals

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After bend the pedals slightly foward to give them more depth.

Step 6: Painting thumb tacks

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The thumb tacks will be the center of the flowers. stick them to a cardboard and paint there yellow or colors of your choice. paint as many coats as your please.

Step 7: Make a hole in the flower

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Use the vise grips to hold the safety pin. Heat up the safety pin with the lighter and burn a hole through center of the flower.

Janyce122 years ago
Very nice. I am going to give this a go. :)
neverchan2 years ago
what types of paint did you use? When I used acrylic paint - after it dried the paint cracked and flaked off. >.<

Other than that - thank you for the idea tho! Once I figure out a paint that works I'm sure it will be just as lovely as yours!
I use fabric paint...it works well for me... you can also use enamel paint.
babli dayal3 years ago
very interesting & niceeeeeeeee
thanks
rsalce3 years ago
Go dj!!!!!!!
atrejo3 years ago
Love this idea dj. Good luck!!!!!
Creative!! With the step by step instructions, it looks simple.
mokamura3 years ago
I thing this is such a great IDEA for those guys who really wanna impress that special woman in their life with their hands on skills!!! and with this economy the way it is IT won't hurt your pocket book!!! Be creative and show your sensitive side!!! GREAT JOB d_salce84 !!!!!!!
Ljames623 years ago
very cute!!
stevequag3 years ago
AWESOME IDEA!!!
love2die1003 years ago
amazing and what a great idea,thx4sharing ,keep it up this way.