First, gather your materials: a clean, empty soda can, utility scissors, a small flower punch, small gems or bling brads, and a paper piercer (if you're using brads.)
Carefully cut off the top and bottom of the soda can. Cut a slit up the entire side of the can. Be very careful, as the sides of the can are very sharp!
Smooth out the sheet of metal enough to slide it into the punch.
Punch flowers from metal sheet.
For each flower, bend each petal up slightly. The center of the flower should sit flat on your work surface, and each of the petals should stand up just a bit.
Now curl each of the petals by gently pulling on them. Shape as desired-the metal is very pliable.
Add a small gem or bling brad to the center of each flower (use your paper piercer to poke a hole if using a brad.) I used a smoky gray gem to the center of each-I thought it looked great against the metal.
Here's a sneak of a project that I made using these flowers:
This is my project for our first mini challenge-make sure to check back on the 13th for all of the details and to see my project in full!