What is this “Feast of the Flower”, you ask?
Well, you see, I am on a mission to make 50 different flowers using 10 different media/techniques over 10 posts (not necessarily consecutive…). I have already crocheted 5 flowers, made 5 flowers out of toilet paper rolls and 5 more out of fabric. Today I struggled with plastic… Wow, it was hard to design and make 5 different plastic flowers, I must say. Not only was it hard but it was difficult too. I kept fussing with them and changing them and tweaking them. Some I threw right back into the recycling bin from whence they came. I can’t even say that I am satisfied with all the flowers I’m posting, but I guess that happens, right? I mean, honestly, sometimes I really don’t like the things I end up with. Today is one of those times. But, I chalk it up to life and learning, and especially learning to accept that sometimes I, too, can make crap! C’est la vie!
I made most of the flowers out of plastic water bottles and also out of this long plastic box that my curtain rods came in when I bought them months and months ago now.
So here are the flowers!
Flower #1: Wasn’t too bad before I went and painted the darn thing…
Here it is painted… Front…
Flower #2: Before paint
After paint… I also added a round piece on the back for dimension.
Flower #3: I actually like. Here it is before adding the crocheted border.
Flower #4: Before assembling, and I also added a little paint after this…
Here is the paint I added.
And here it is assembled. It’s not too bad, I guess, eh?
And here is Flower #5.
Closeup of the back.
And that’s that. Have a great day or night depending on where you may be!
I love flower #4. It looks like you had great fun.
Dresden Quilter says
I wish I had an ounce of your talent!
I really love the 3rd and 4th flowers. They are beautiful.
a good yarn says
You are incredible Michele. I see plastic and you see flowers! I like No 4 the best. OTT. Ann 🙂
These are amazing Michele! I hadn't seen these before..
Love the crochet one and #4 the most 🙂
my favorites are the flowers number 4 and 5. I think I will try to do this:)
Michele, May I ask how you get the plastic so flat? I have tried several times to 'create'something from soda bottles but I can't seem to get them flat enough to work with. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Like many others, I also like #4 the best! Lisa
Michele Pacey says
The flat plastic you see in some of the flowers is actually from packaging that is already flat to begin with. I cut it up and made flowers with it. So in #4, I used pieces from a plastic bottle and combined it with a piece from some flat packaging. Hope that helps Lisa. 🙂
Number 4 reminds me of a water lily. You did a great job!