How to Make Plastic Flowers

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Crafts are a great way to pass the time. A craft project like making plastic flowers allows you to create something with your own hands and allows your artistic juices to flow. The best thing about crafts just might be the opportunity to reuse something you otherwise would just throw away. Plastic bags are something that most people have in abundance. Instead of just tossing those plastic bags in the trash, why not recycle them into beautiful plastic flowers?

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic bags
  • Cotton Swab
  • Plastic straw
  • Scissors
  • Cut a cotton swab in half. Using scissors, carefully cut the cotton swab in the middle. You will be left with two pieces that should be about the same length.

  • Cut the handles and bottom from the plastic bag. Cut along the seam so that you are left with a sheet of plastic. Cut the sheet of plastic into strips about 4 cm wide.

  • Push one piece of the cotton swab shaft first into the middle of the plastic and wrap the plastic around the cotton swab. Give the plastic a final twist to tighten it around the shaft of the cotton swab.

  • Push the plastic wrapped around half the cotton swap into a plastic straw. Be sure to push it as far as possible so that the head of the cotton swab is jammed into the top of the straw.

  • Trim the excess plastic to form a rough circle on the cotton swab. You can experiment with different shapes to get various designs or use a patterned-edge scissors to create a unique design.

  • Fluff up the plastic to give the flower a blooming look.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dab the tip of the cotton swab into perfume to give your flower a pleasant scent.

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