Friday, March 26, 2010

Day #3 ~Pop Bottle Egg Flowers

So this egg flower is reasonably close to one of Martha's ideas.  Martha made an egg flower using crepe paper
 We used pop, soda...or whatever you call it bottles.  The eggs looked so cute nestled in the mouth of the pop bottle-so that's what we did! 

I have seen pop bottle flowers done on several blogs this year.  Tatertots and Jello's wreath is one I can remember right away.  I can't recall exactly where I have seen the others. Nicole told me about the Anthropologie pop bottle flowers too,  and I have been saving bottles for months just so we could try it out.

  
 I googled pop bottle flowers and found an artist named Jan Pinney that made these years ago as yard art. Her's are incredible!  She used heat to melt and form the flowers.  I thought that was super cool.  I believe you are suppose to use an EMBOSSING GUN.  It is much safer.  I didn't have one at the moment, so I CAREFULLY heated the plastic over an open flame.  I'm sure that isn't the smartest idea, but if your careful- it works.  Just like the fabric flowers you singe. 
Look how the petals open up.   
We used plastic eggs for this project.  The raw eggs are too fragile. 
We drilled holes in the back of the egg and used an old stem with missing flowers to hot glue into the back of the egg.

We used some leftover primed plastic eggs and added some bright paint and polka dots.


I cut the tip of the bottle of some.  If I were to do it again I probably wouldn't cut the tip off.  
Pierce a hole and cut with scissors around the bottle.


Make sure to remove the inked date.  When you spray paint,  the ink runs all over in your paint.  I used nail polish remover and it came off really easy.

 

 For the petals, we cut lines every inch or so. Or be creative and put more detail into it!

 

We also made flowers that resemble poppies~ where we didn't  cut lines,
instead we melted the edges more until they curled.


Imagine all the possibilities you could do with these- like yard art! 
 These poppies would be neat with lights strung in each one and hung on a patio.
 
This was a fun one if you like melting things-not totally Martha, but fun!


Up next
Day 4
of Martha's Eggs,
  another fancy egg.
Stay tuned! :)


A newly launched Valentine's Day Flowers site
has really great prices for flowers.
They are even offering a coupon page for added discounts! 

19 comments:

DOEHLER DAYS said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's even better than the actual project itself, is your photography. I love it!

Katie said...

I love the melted ones! So cute!

Necel said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Necel from the Old House in Texas

Kendra Joyner said...

WOW!! WOW!! These are beautiful...such a cool recycled piece of art!! Lovin' it!

Gillian said...

Well, those are completely ADORABLE!!!

Dawn said...

Love the melting aspect of it - something I would not have thought of!!!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

the popies are amazing this idea is soooo unique and pretty

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Love this! So cute!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

THOSE ARE THE coolest!!! Love the melted poppies@!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh.. how creative are these! I have to go look (stare) again! :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Mama Thompson said...

The poppies are so cute!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Those look so great! I especially love the poppies!

Lori said...

These look great! i used aluminum cans and candles to make mine.

Very pretty!

Sandra Powell said...

How cute to put and egg in the center. I love both of these. What a unique spin on the whole plastic bottle flower.

Kim said...

Amazingly creative - I've never seen these before!

~ Regan said...

Great idea! I hadn't seen these,but I think I should give it a go! (By the way... tried the egg wreath... man you guys are motivated to paint all those darn eggs!! I have about twenty down and I've lost steam on it. THinking of buying pink, green and ivory spray paint instead of using craft paint!)

neli said...

So so beautifull ....i love it and i am going to try it!!!!!!!

Nela said...

Gorgeous flower! Wonderful idea! You can have a look at mine's. Thanks for the tutorial. :D

fblinil said...

this is so beaiful bravoo:))

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