Eco-Friendly DIY: Vinyl LP Flower

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Flowers are pretty much my go-to when I want to make something pretty out of trash. Flowers of the natural variety come in a never ending combo of shapes and colors, so this sort of reuse project gives the creator complete creative freedom.

This is a great craft for hot summer days, little kids’ birthday parties, or if you have issues keeping real flowers alive (like myself), as it will let you utilize a plethora of different items that are sometimes difficult to recycle. Take this as both a tutorial and inspiration, as many different items could be used and the supplies are in no way limited to this list.
 

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Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti
Photo: Alexandria Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti, Earth911
Photo: Alexandra Vietti

These are just a few things that I had been collecting plus items that coworkers have graciously bestowed upon me! Any glass bottle that has a smaller opening than its bottom works the best as a vase.

1 Glass jar- mine was an empty red wine vinegar jar
Hot water and bin in which to soak the bottle
Elmers glue
Glue stick
1 Bunch of fake flower stems – I salvaged these from my DIY Flower Headband Project
1 Broken/scratched vinyl record or CD
1 Used greeting card
1 Road map given to me by a coworker after his business trip
2 Paper Sleeves from chewing gum packs
“Edging tape
Scissors

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