Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hi, it's Libeeti here, and I'd like to show you an easy way to make a flower out of cans' lids. You can make it very quickly and you also recycle those lids!
I learned this technique from a friend at work, only she makes stunning jewelries from it. I took it to the scrappy side :).

You'll need:
8 cans' lids
embroidery thread (or any other thread you wish)
crochet hook

Step 1:
Put one lid on another one, so that it overlaps one of the holes:

Step 2:
Work sc through the holes of both lids:

Setp 3:
Join another lid the same way:

Step 4:
Work the same way with all the lids:

Step 5:
Close the line to a circle, still working sc:

Step 6:
Make 1-2 sc in the first two holes, to give strength to the circle:

That's it! you've got your flower!
You can live it this way:

Or you can add a row of cs all around the flower:

Easy peasy, right? Now you've got your metal recycled embellishment :).

Another option is to leave the row of lids, with out joining them to a circle. Here's a lo I've made using it as an embellishment:

And a close-up:

Have a lovely weekend!


11 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Libeeti”

patty said...

what a great tipp!!!
thanks a lot for show us!!!
best wishes, patty

Georgie Horn said...

That is so cute!

Julie said...

How cool is that? I'm so going to have to try it

Margreet said...

that's great...thanks for the tut!
xxx Margreet

Karin said...

Really creative idea and very original!

Cathy (luv2scrap1966) said...

What a wonderful idea for recycling pop tabs, thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

This is SO clever!
Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Angela said...

How fantastic and creative

Janet said...

Can pop tops! Who knew! Very clever!

Alma7 said...

Totally WOW!
What a great idea!
I want to try it right away, but I don't drink from cans...