How To Make DIY Decorative Flower Pot Stakes

Supplies Used:

  • copper tinted aluminum
  • glue
  • candle
  • bamboo skewers

 The first flowers I made with the copper tinted aluminium.
Click the image for the tutorial on how to make these types of flowers.

Holding real copper tooling foil over a flame is a great way to add some different colors to the metal.  I used a candle flame.  You must be careful because the metal gets very hot quickly, so use something to hold the metal – don’t use your fingers!

Hand embossing a very simple design only takes a minute for these quick flowers.  Don’t you love the color the heat gave the metal?

For the birds, I drew a pattern  on a piece of paper and transferred it to the metal.  I used an embossing folder to add quick texture.  These birds were lightly painted white and then dabbed with a paper towel to give them an antique look.  I also added a little black paint and dabbed that as well.   The wings are hand embossed, cut out and glued on with E6000 glue.

To finish it off, I attached some bamboo skewers.

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