This Fourth of July, do some patriotic "upcycling" by creating a beautiful flower out of a plastic water bottle. Our crafts expert, Kendra Smoot, was inspired by a window display in a store; she shows you how to recreate this lovely look in this step-by-step video.
Plastic water bottles
1/8" wooden dowels, cut into 12" sections
To make the flower in our video:
1. Take labels off of bottles. If needed, use hot water or solvent to remove adhesive.
2. Slice off the bottom of the bottle with an X-Acto knife.
3. Starting at the base of the bottle, use scissors to cut strips toward the spout, stopping about a half inch from the top to create petals.
4. Bend petals out in an organic fashion.
5. Spray paint petals and let dry.
6. Attach wooden dowel to plastic flowers with a glue gun.
Crafts with Kendra: Fourth of July Flower
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