We made these tin can flowers a while back. I could not post them because the girls gave them to grandma for Mother’s day. And my mom reads the blog so the only way to have a surprise for her is to not post.
However these are not just a mothers day present. We made some extra to put in our yard too and I just LOVE them. They are so pretty and make a great yard decoration! Then when you add some bird seed to them they change to one of the prettiest bird feeders I have ever seen.
And as usual with some of our projects they end up being a learning experience. We originally made four of these two for grandma and two for us. But then we learned that we used the wrong paint. Yep I originally used regular old craft pain, and it all started chipping off the flowers after a week. So lesson learned we went and got some outdoor craft paint and made a couple more for grandma and they turned out great!
I am also happy to report that my mom’s squirrel was not able to get up the flower stem to get the bird seed. He tried but the stem is just too thin for him to climb so until he learns to pull it out or tip it over these appear to be squirrel proof.
If you decide to make these with your child just note that I did all the cutting of the cans and supervised the kids while they painted them. They did not get any cuts the entire time we did this, however that is not too say your kids wont get cut, so keep an eye on them and be careful.
14oz Tin Can
Green Plant Stake
Out Door Craft Paint
Heavy Duty Glue
Using your tin cutters snip the ends off of each corner of petal