I wanted to do some sort of mural on the playhouse and thought it would be fun to see what I could make using recyclables and scrap metal. 

Pop can flowers are fun and really easy to make. 


I’m incredibly accident prone but didn’t suffer a single cut while making these! Still not exactly a craft for little ones… But the big kids can help. 


Once I had a large collection… 


I took them outside and spray painted them. 


When I spray painted the back of the flower, I held it against the wall of the playhouse (the mural) so that it would work as a stencil. 


Wearing gloves would have been smart. 

Once the flowers were dry, I nailed them up to the wall. (If you know me well, you know I’m full of sh*t here. I’m terribly impatient and didn’t wait for them to dry.) 

I also used random scrap metal pieces that I collected at the dump…


The Garbage Garden!