flowers from plastic bottles with their own hands "Whenever you knew from what rubbish flowers grow,not knowing shame! ". These Akhmatov lines found incredible visual confirmation in our chemical-synthetic reality with its plastic bags and plastic containers filled with everyday life. Without philosophizing slyly, generous to the most fantastic ideas, handicraftsmen invented to make artificial flowers literally from garbage, namely from plastic bottles. What usually goes to the garbage cans, in their skillful hands can turn into fabulous beauty flowers: chamomile, poppies, roses, peonies, feces, crocuses. And, by the way, we are also able to create such beauty with our own hands. Let's find out how this is done, and try to turn plastic bottles into flowers.

White Rose

Neat bottles of white opaqueplastic, in which the drinking yoghurts are poured, kefir and milk will serve as a source material for a lush white rose made by our hands. In addition to such bottles, you will also need a candle, above the flame of which we will conjure with plastic, and glue (a hot gun or any other glue that firmly holds polymeric materials). By the way, if your kitchen is not electric, but a gas stove, then the candle can be replaced with a gas burner. Yes, there will still be a long tweezer that needs to hold the parts, treating them over the fire. So, let's get started. First, how should we wash the bottle and cut out the details in the form of rose petals. You can use the template or just cut "on the eyes" a few small petals, a few medium and a few large. Now, holding the petal with tweezers, begin to give it the right shape, holding it over the flame. Important! Do not get too close to the fire! Firstly, in this case it will be smoked, and secondly, it can just break out! So be careful - hold the petal over the fire so that it only heats up, and when heated, the plastic will start to buckle. Turning the petal in different directions, you can give it the desired shape, controlling the bending and twisting of the part. Having processed all the details in this way, we begin to collect the rose, fastening the petals with glue: in the middle we place the smallest details, wrap them with those that are larger, and make the outer petals of the greatest detail. That's all! The flower is ready! flowers from plastic with own hands

Bouquet of wildflowers

We will collect this bouquet from daisies and cornflowers. And we need it for him: a bottle of blue plastic for cornflowers, a white opaque plastic bottle for chamomiles, a green bottle for stems and leaves, a brown and yellow (orange) plastic for the middle of the flowers. And also prepare a candle, glue and a hard wire in a braid, which will serve as the basis for the stems. So, we begin ... From the middle part of the blue bottle we cut out circles with a diameter of seven to eight centimeters. Two mugs - one cornflower. Now we cut these details crosswise, making eight notches from the edge to the center and not reaching the center about a half centimeter. Then cut the edge of each petal with shallow sharp teeth and give the flower a curved shape, holding the part above the flame of the candle. Then in the center of each cornflower we make a puncture with a sharp thick awl. For the stems, cut a thin strip (five millimeters) from the green bottle in a spiral. Then wrap this strip around the wire, holding it over the fire and closing the wires along the entire length. The tip of the wire is released from the braid, leaving a metal rod about four centimeters long. Another green strip is twisted into a tight roll and, slightly pushing the middle, we give it the shape of a cone and fix it with glue. From a green bottle, cut out small circles with jagged edges (these will be sepals) and also first treat them above the flame, and then make a puncture in the center. Now put the green cone on the wire first, then the sepals, and then two pieces cut from the blue bottle. Fix it with a thermo gun. For the stamens, cut the circles from the brown bottle and cut their edges with a long thin fringe, then work the part over the candle and make a puncture in the middle. We put the stamens on the wire, the metal end of the wire bends, fixing the flower. Seredinku decorate with black or silver beads, placing beads on the glue. For chamomile, we cut out from a white plastic bottle round details with a diameter of eight centimeters. Doing on each detail cuts, as in the first case, only much more to get ten-sixteen petals. Each sector is cut at the edge, giving the petals a rounded shape. Now we work the parts with hot air, so that the petals take a twisty shape, and we make a puncture in the center of each part. For the middle of each flower, cut out two small circles of yellow plastic and lightly cut them along the edge, making the edges fringed. In one circle cut out a triangular segment and turn the circle with a cone, softening over hot air and fixing with glue. The second circle is simply processed over the fire and pierced in the center. From the green bottle do sepals. On the wire (prepared, as for cornflowers), we first put sepals, then two pieces of white plastic, then a yellow circle and bend the metal wire, fixing the flower. With a yellow cone, like a cap, we close the metal loop. Fix glue. From green plastic we cut leaves with petioles in the form of real leaves of cornflowers and chamomiles. Each leaf is processed over a candle, leaving intact petioles. Then attach the leaves to the stems, wrapping the petioles around the wire and softening them over the flame. We gather a bouquet and admire the beauty created by our own hands. flowers with own hands made of plastic

Flower on hairpin

Flower hair for your hair from prosaicplastic bottles! Ready to make such a miracle? We will begin the toga. For this we need the middle part of transparent plastic bottles, white, green and pink acrylic paints, a candle, glue, a hair clip. From the bottle we cut out the middle part and already from it we cut three circles of various diameters: the size of the largest circle and determine the size of the flower for the hair clip. Now, we divide each circle into six sectors and make cuts from the edge to the center, not reaching the center of one and a half centimeters. Each petal is cut, rounding the edges. We light a candle and begin to form petals. First we pass near the flame with the edges of the petals, melting them and making them wavy. Now turn the part and heat the middle of each petal, causing the plastic to bend, and the petal to become convex. Important! Details from plastic bottles are heated very quickly! If you overstay the plastic over the fire, then it curls up into a tube or even turns into an incomprehensible squiggle. On a large circle, which will be the outer corolla of the flower, make only slightly concave petals. On the average, let them wrap a little more, and the smallest petals can hold over the fire longer. Collect the flower, folding the details one on top of the other so that the large workpiece is at the bottom, and the small one on top. We fix the details with glue and cover with colors, trying to recreate the color of the flowers. The petals can be painted on both sides, and you can only cover one side with paint - that's how you like it. Of plastic bottles do and leaflets. Cut out the workpiece of the desired size and shape, we melt the edges over the flame, and the veins on the leaf are drawn with a hot coin or knitting needle, laying under the sheet a folded in several layers of fabric. If the plastic placed on a soft cloth with a force to hold a hot coin (only clamped with a naked hand!), It will leave a relief trace on the part. Made by hand, the leaves are covered with green paint. By the way, for such a flower you can use blanks from colored plastic bottles: blue, blue, green. And you can paint a flower with your own hands, using stained glass paints. Then the flower will turn out to be colored, but transparent. We paste the finished flower and leaf onto the hair clip. A hairpin with a flower made of plastic bottles is made by hand! We try, admire and rejoice! With their own hands of plastic bottles, you can make not only flowers for hair clips, but small flowers for jewelry. Such elegant flowers will look great in a bracelet or in a necklace, in earrings or even on a ring. And still the flowers from plastic bottles can become an ornament of an interior if simply to put them in a vase or decorate them ready or made by the hands the housekeeper, a hanger, a panel. It is important only to decide which flowers you want to make, prepare the material and tools. And it's that with your skillful hands you will manage to create beauty even from plastic bottles, no one doubts. Dare! And all at you will turn out. We advise you to read:

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