Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Paper Variety Week 29

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I am doing good, keeping busy with work and my family, I have started lots of projects this last week, I can't wait to share some of them! But first, this is the challenge this week over at the Paper Variety:

There is a contest going on over at my daughter's school for earth day. The challenge for the contest is to make a hat out of recycled products without using a real hat of any kind! We had a lot of fun coming up with ideas, and I knew for sure that I wanted to use my Big Shot to make flowers out of aluminum cans! I got this idea from Dawn over at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts, she always has great projects, I love watching her videos!

In celebration of Earth Day at my daughter's elementary school, there is a contest going on to make a hat of out recycled products without using a real hat of any kind. We had so much fun coming up with ideas on what to use and how to make hat, but I knew for sure that I wanted to try making the flowers with my Big Shot and aluminum cans. I love how they turned out, they were so much fun and so easy to make!

We used a pizza box, a butter container, various soda cans, ribbon scraps, foil, and packaging from my latest Papertrey ink Order. We cut a circle bigger than the butter container of out the pizza box and attached it to the bottom of the butter container using hot glue. This made the base for our hat. We cut strips out of the paper packaging and attached it around the base using modge podge.

I used my Big Shot and Stampin' Up's Original Blossom Party flower die to create all the flowers. You just select your cans, clean and dry them, then cut off the top and bottom of each can. Then, run it through your machine! I attached each flower together with a white brad. We used hot glue again to attach all the ribbon, the foil coils, and the flowers. I love the way it turned out. There are 3 categories the school is going to judge: most beautiful, most comical, and most creative. I hope she wins most creative!

So, for this weeks submission to the Paper Variety, I am submitting the hat we made with recycled aluminum flowers!

I went out and bought more soda cans in crazy colors just so I can make more flowers with them, I want to make flower pots for the yard and possibly even some pretty wind chimes. I just love this idea I found from Dawn!

I have been busy making easter treats for the girls' classes, I will be back later to share with you my Easter Bunny poop! Until then, thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week!


Theresa said...

how very clever!!! this looks great! thanks for sharing with The Paper Variety.

Missouri's Lilac said...

That is awesome! Great idea.

~jan said...

Fabulous! So creative! Thanks for sharing this wonderful hat with us at The Paper Variety!

Suzy said...

Wow what a creative way to use soda can! fabulous! Thanks for sharing your project with us at The Paper Variety! :)

Tessa Buys said...

That is an awesome idea! Fabulous! Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety!