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Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers

Waterbottle Jewelry 1024x768 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers

Created by EcoHeidi Borchers for EcoHeidi LIVE TV

EcoHeidi is working her creative eco magic by transforming plastic water bottle bottoms and bottle lids into wearable art! Featured on EcoHeidi LIVE TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s Water Bottle Flower Jewelry YouTube video tutorial


Materials needed:

Plastic water bottle bottoms

Scissors

Craft knife

Metal knitting needle (to help hold plastic while heating)

Paint (Krylon makes a spray paint for plastic or you can use acrylic paints by using a cosmetic sponge to apply acrylic paints to plastic – apply several coats)

Hole punch 1/8”

Jump rings

Buttons

Embroidery floss – each flower needs approx 6” to 8” to tie on button centers (Here’s a special designer hint from me to you: Apply a small amount of Aleene’s Tacky Glue to the ends of your embroidery floss. Let set several minutes and then thread through buttons. The glue helps to hold the ends of the floss together.)

Heat gun

Tile or heat resistant surface

Drill with 1/16” drill bit

Needle nose pliers


Water Bottle Flower 2 300x218 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 1. Cut the petals into the sides of the bottom of the plastic water bottle. Photo shows bottoms before cutting on the bottom row and petals already cut on the top row in photo. Punch sides of two petals (opposite sides) with the hole punch for fastening jump rings later.
Water Bottle Flower 2a 300x234 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 2. Place pre-cut and pre-punched flowers onto heat resistant surface. Hold the middle of the flower with knitting needle and heat carefully with heat gun.
Water Bottle Flower 3a 300x225 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers The edges of the petals will curl up as you heat, so remove heat when you reach desired shape of petals.
Water Bottle Flower 1 300x282 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 3. Paint all flowers. Let paint dry. (Note that it is not necessary to paint both sides of the flowers because the color will show through the clear bottle. The painted side will tend to be more of a matte finish and the other side will be glossy.)drill two holes into the centers of flowers (to thread on buttons).
Water Bottle Flower 3 281x300 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 4. To create leaves, cut from sides of plastic water bottles. Paint in same manner as flowers. Drill hole on each end.
Water Bottle Flower 5 300x232 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 5. To make the bottle cap daisies, cut the cap using a craft knife. You will need to evenly space the cuts to create the petals.
Water Bottle Flower 7 300x177 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 6. Using a heat gun and holding with the metal knitting needle, carefully heat the pre-cut cap. You will have to help shape each flower.
Water Bottle Flower 4 300x238 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers Let the cap/flower cool slightly, then help to shape with fingers. If it cools too fast, reheat and repeat until all petals are laying flat.
Water Bottle Flower 8 300x253 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 7. Using scissors, carefully cut and round off each petal.
Water Blottle Flower 9 300x196 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 8. Drill holes into edges of opposite petals. Drill two holes in the middle.
Water Bottle Flower 10 300x212 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 9. Using 8” piece of embroidery floss, thread button onto each flower for flower centers. Tie floss in knot to hold button in place.
Water Bottle Flower 11 300x295 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 10. Using needle nose pliers, attach flowers together using large jump rings.
Water Bottle Blong 13 225x300 Water Bottle Flower Jewelry by EcoHeidi Borchers 11. Assemble leaves and flowers with jump rings to desired length.

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About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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