Sunday, May 31, 2015

Upcycled Plastic Cup Lid Flower

Today I made this delightful bloom:



From the lids of these plastic cups:



Want to DIY?  The only ingredients you will need are one plastic cup, four cup lids and scissors.  Here goes!

Trim three of the lids in graduated sizes, like so:



Flip the lids inside out.  They rumple beautifully!  When nested, they become the body of the flower.





For the flower center, cut a long rectangular slice from a plastic cup:


Then trim the rectangle to look like a weird, elongated fork, as in the picture below:



In the same way you would curl a ribbon, use scissors to curl each 'tine.'



Note: the longer the tines, the fuller the curls. 

Final step: poke the curled fork-thingy down through the nested lids.


Stick it in a bud vase with some silk leaves, and whee!  Isn't it nifty?!


Would you say it's a rose, or more of a peony?

I like the crystalline clear version, but check out this coppery variation...



To make that one, I just hit each petal with a little 'zzzzt' of metallic spray paint before assembling the fleur.  I only spritzed enough for partial paint coverage, so some of the light shines through the petals.

That's the tute - hope you liked it.  See ya!








8 comments:

  1. I love, and I love your vases too. How do you come up with these ideas? Starbucks owes you big time.

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  2. Cute flowers, Michelle! Another great creative idea!!!

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  3. These are lovely! And I love that they use recycled materials.

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  4. Flower vase for the coffee drinkers soul!!

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  5. Hi there Mich!
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlilght post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  6. Plastic flowers have never been more beautiful Mich!

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  7. This is super unique & amazing idea..you are such a smarty <3

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Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.