How to Turn a Soda Can into a Spring Flower Broochcomments (25) March 15th, 2012
Lay the metal out flat and tape it to your work surface. Cut yourself a couple of flower templates from cardstock. I used my computer's page layout software to create mine. You can also search for flower clip art online, or use Zefrank's Flower Maker, or draw them freehand.
Place these templates where you'll capture a nice bit of the can's graphics. Trace two flowers, one large and one small, onto the metal with a Sharpie. (The can will accommodate about a 3-inch-diameter flower or smaller.)
Peel up the tape and then cut the flowers out along your traced lines. This metal has a tendency to tear, so it's a good idea to cut into corners from both sides, as shown.
If you like, you can gently rub the cut edges with some steel wool to reduce their sharpness. This can also rub off some of the graphics, so try it out with a scrap of leftover metal first.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery