Use recycled materials to make beautiful sunflower garden art! Home decor for the outdoors just in time for spring!
With Spring in the air and summer around the corner, I thought it was a perfect time to do a sunflower craft out of recycled materials. Who doesn’t love sunflowers in the garden?
Sunflowers Are Not The ONLY Choice…
I’ll walk you step by step through the sunflower making process below. However, if you want a different flower, an artichoke or a bug type of project, I have a few other garden art projects that you will love!!!
- Recycled Flower Garden Art
- Recycled Artichoke Garden Art
- Dandelion Inspired Garden Art
- Giant Ants Recycled Garden Art
- Sunflower Garden Art Wall Hanging
- Ladybug Garden Craft
Be sure to PIN IT for later!
Supplies You Will Need To Make the Sunflower
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- 2 Empty and clean pop cans
- Pushpins: https://amzn.to/2V7aTAA
- 1/2 of a styrofoam ball: https://amzn.to/2H5Zmhk
- Dowel: https://amzn.to/2Yf3Yan
- Glue (I used Weldbond for the pushpins): https://amzn.to/2H5hCao
- Glue (E6000 to glue the cans together): https://amzn.to/2VlDxCZ
- Yellow spray paint: https://amzn.to/2Jonhdk
- Green spray paint: https://amzn.to/2Wyen0A
- Black or brown spray paint: https://amzn.to/2WwwdB0
Here is the Video Tutorial
1. With scissors, carefully cut the top off of the pop cans.
2. Cut 4 to 5 petals into the pop can – do not cut them off, they should remain attached. Bend them down and trim the in between pieces into little petals.
3. Spray paint both yellow – front and back.
4. Take the 1/2 styrofoam ball and your pushpins. Cover the styrofoam ball with glue – such as Weldbond that will weather and offer a seal between the styrofoam and the spray paint. Note: Spray paint will dissolve/melt styrofoam and that is why the glue is used as a sealer to prevent that.
5. Glue all of the push pins into the stryofoam and allow everything to completely dry.
6. Spray paint the pushpins black or brown.
7. Spray paint the dowel green.
8. Use a strong glue, such as the E6000, to glue the two pop cans together and the push pin stryofoam covered ball into the middle. Allow to dry.
9. Poke/cut or drill a hole into the bottom of the pop cans, creating a place to insert the dowel. Add glue and allow to dry.
That’s it! Thanks for stopping by!
Alternative Sunflower Garden Decor
Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!