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Roses from Recycled Materials.

A nice decoration for Saint Valentine holiday. This Rose is made from plastic bottles. (1/14/2007)

 

San Valentine flower This is a homemade craft using just spray paint, hot glue and recyclable plastic bottles, you can make this craft and obtain this nice decoration for Saint Valentine's day.1

 

materials

Material needed:

  • Spray paint (Red, Green and yellow)
  • Cutter or knife (is better to use a knife).
  • Hot glue.
  • Four empty recyclable plastic bottles. (Coke works better)

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    Instructions:

    Wash the bottles, remove labels and dry it. Cut the bottleneck and the top part from each bottle.

     

    Cut bottleneck Cut top part.

     

    Cut three bottles to make the petals as the blue lines indicates. Each one should have five petals. See photos.

     

    cut five petals on each Petals done

     

    Cut one bottle and divide it by five to make the leaves. See left photo. The right one shows how the petals looks like after painting it with the spray paint.

     

    Cut petals Make leaves

     

    Glue the petals together using the hot glue and paint it with the red spray paint.

     

    Glue petals together

     

    Using some plastic left from the bottles, cut one strip as the photo shows. The blue lines indicates how to cut. After finished, paint it yellow. It will be used as the rose's stamen.

     

    cut Making the stamen.

     

    Roll it and apply hot glue to put it inside the petals. You may need to hold it for a while.

     

    Apply glue. Glue stamen to rose.

     

    Cut the bottom part of one bottle and paint it green, so it can be used as a base. Glue the flower to the base and the rose is ready!

     

    Making a base Glue the flower Almost ready

     

    San Valentine craft.
    The rose is ready. It can be use to decorate your table, windows or any gift for your friends and loved ones for the Saint Valentine celebration.

     

    Flowers in a vase. You can also make more of then and paint it with different colors to make a bouquet or using a vase. Your family and friends will be get a very pleasant surprise to see this craft made from recycled materials.
    1 Saint Valentine: Who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?
    The history of Valentine's Day, and its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.
    So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.
    - Extact from History Channel.
    www.history.com

     


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