How to Make a Plastic Milk Jug Flower

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If you are looking for a simple centerpiece, these flower candle holders could be perfect. You would never know that these are made out of plastic milk jugs. You can even customize the pattern to your liking.
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I love plastic milk jugs because they are a lot like thick vellum paper, except they are free after you drink all your milk. ;) After cleaning, drying, and cutting, these milk jugs can make beautiful flowers. Placing a candle in the middle and using it as a votive holder is optional. If you're just making the flower, use a similar circular disc as the center flower pistil.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 flower

Supplies:

  • 1 votive candle
  • scrap paper
  • pencil or pen
  • scissors
  • 1 plastic milk jug, thoroughly rinsed
  • sandpaper
  • hot glue or instant adhesive

Steps:

  1. To make the center of the flower, trace the votive candle onto the scrap paper.
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  3. Draw petals onto the scrap paper in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large.
  4. Cut out the 4 shapes.
  5. Cut the milk jug into large pieces: 4 sides and the top and bottom. Dry any leftover water off with a towel.
  6. Place the scrap paper shapes onto the milk jug pieces and trace them for cutting. I did 1 circle, 7 small petals, 7 medium petals, and 6 large petals.
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  8. Cut out all the shapes.
  9. Rough up the lowest part of the petals with sandpaper so they glue together better.
  10. Glue the small petals around the flower's round center.
  11. Glue the medium petals onto the round, between each small petal.
  12. Now, glue the large petals on, staggering once again.
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  14. Flip the flower over and insert the candle (optional). Curve the petals upwards and hold.
  15. The petals will stay lifted. Enjoy!
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