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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

metal roses…

I try not to post everyday, but, I did want to share this project, because, it’s related to yesterday’s metal stamping post. 

coke can roses

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I attached them to my clipboard banner in my scrap room.  this pin is what inspired my project.  I love these clipboards, but, I needed 7 white roses to do my “vintage” banner.   and, since, I already had the supplies, my roses were free:)

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here’s the finished banner with the roses.

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to make them, after cutting up the coke can, I ran them through my die cutter with a spiral rose die.  this is what the die cuts look like.

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then, just roll them up, starting on the outside rolling inward, and hot glue the bottoms in place.  I used needle nose pliers to bend the petals a bit, and spray painted them white on both sides.

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I should mention, too, my interest in the metal projects first came from aimee at twigg studios.  awhile back she posted a tutorial and I pinned it.  she hand cut and hand punched her cute tags made from coke cans.  if you haven’t been to her site, please go check out her awesome projects:)

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thanks for looking today!

sharing with french country cottage, rustic restorations, junkin joe's


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36 comments:

  1. OMGosh but those roses are amazing! They are so delicate looking too. Coke cans? Seriously?? I never would have guessed that! I'm off to check out Aimee's site--thanks for the link to that. And I totally don't mind if you post everyday! =D More inspiration for me!!! =D

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  2. Oh those are so cool...yeah, I know, cool is out, but they are cool. I don't have a die press, but I would love those roses. Your banner is sweet...great job...of course!!

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  3. Lynn,
    WOW those are so pretty! I would have never thought to do that.I am going over to check out Aimee's blog.
    xx
    Anne

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  4. I love how you made the roses and are able to use your paper dies with the thin aluminum!
    Clever girl.
    -Revi

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  5. You are doing some fun stuff this week! I love Aimee's blog- I can't keep up with all she does. She's a whirlwind.
    I'd probably cut myself to ribbons! I love how you added them to the clipboard.

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  6. You are so creative--those are awesome! You could so sell those.

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  7. Love how your clipboards turned out. You always amaze me with your creative projects. I have to go and check out Aimee's blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Jody

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  8. Super cute! I read the previous post about tag stamping. I may have to give this a go once I get some other projects done. Pinning it so I won't forget!

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  9. Shut Up! Coke cans!!!!! OMGOSH-Those are fantastic....just wonderful! xo Diana

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  10. Do you know if you could cut these out using a silhouette machine? I have one for several months that I have never taken out of the box because I am afraid of it!

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    1. i don't believe the silhouette could cut the coke cans, maureen. if anyone has done that, please let us know! i email you about this--just wanted to answer it for others who might wonder.

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  11. This is fabulous! Who knew one of those cutters would cut a coke can, you have all the best toys LOL! I bet I would be cutting myself!

    Carol

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  12. Lovely clipboards. What a lavish idea. Maybe my grandson wont borrow mine if I do something like this.

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  13. I just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

    Michele xoxo
    The Homesteading Cottage

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  14. Those are sooo adorable!!! The are the perfect finishing touch!!!
    You know I'm going to have to dig out some pop cans and give this a try, right?! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! :-)

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  15. Super cool roses! I might have to get that die to try your project out.

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  16. Super fabulous Lynn. Love the elegant look of this. What die-cutter do you use? :)

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    1. i have the big shot express--awesome machine:)

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  17. Lynn, these are unbelievable! You are really so talented. I would never have figured that out. I'm going to also check out Aimee's tutorial on the soda can tags. I missed that one. I need some tags like that. I'll have to see if I can do it. Thanks!
    Liz

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  18. Go ahead, post away! You've always got the coolest projects to share. Coke cans. Who knew they'd become shabby chic art?! The metal roses are the perfect touch to your vintage banner!

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  19. Beautiful! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and am now following...
    So nice to meet you!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  20. Came over from Rustic Restorations. I need some white projects for a booth redo so I wanted to see the roses. Wonderful idea. I will have to see if I can adapt this for my decor. Thanks!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  21. You're kidding!!! That is such a neat idea! Your banner is so creative and lovely! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  22. Thank you for your visit. I just love this roses. They are soo beautiful. How creative.

    Hugs

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  23. Simply beautiful! How romantic and eco friendly!

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  24. Lynn,

    What a great project! I love all the things you can create from something you were going to throw away!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  25. WOW...how absolutely Gorgeous but then again...everything you create is Fabulous! Thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe...so happy to have you there...sending hugs!!!!

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  26. So beautiful, I love it:-) Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana

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  27. Love Love Love your metal roses. so wonderfully shabby and very chic!
    rita

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  28. Love Love Love your metal roses. so wonderfully shabby and very chic!
    rita

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  29. Ar eyou already considering to start an Etsy shop? My oh my can I pre order??? :)
    These roses....sigh.... Love them!

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  30. These roses are to die for! Hope you didn't cut yourself making these! Just the right thing for your clipboard letters, you always know just the right things to add.

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  31. Very lovely and feminine, I love the colour combo, very cool!

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  32. I'm coveting that vintage bannner, and those clipboards...goodness gracious! I want it all! lol
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  33. I love this idea so much I had to Pin it! Just beautiful! I found you via my friend Jen's blog. She posted about your idea here:
    http://jenifercotter.com/upcycle-diy-projects/
    Have a fabulous day!
    Julie

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