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!
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!