(Closed) Pie Tin Topiary

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Those are SOOO cool! I also do think they would get kinda spendy fast! BUT tin foil is cheap so you can always try it but the only problem I see is the tin foil might be too thin…

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that aluminum foil would be a bit too flimsy. And it doesn’t have the same thickness that makes each of the pans stand out. 

I don’t think it would be too expensive, it depends on have many you need to do. I’m pretty sure I have seen them sold in dollar stores, and you can buy them in packs as well (or maybe costco would have a deal). 

It doesnt look like it would be sharp because there is still a bit of a flat part on the bottom so you just roll it up and glue it on. 

Its beautiful! Good luck!

Post # 6
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think the aluminum foil version would just look like a ball of crumpled foil once put together into the topiary.  Do they have pie tins at dollar tree?  Or maybe you can make some like that and incorporate them in with something else like paper flowers?

Post # 7
509 posts
Busy bee

Could you just spray paint some silk roses from Dollar Tree silver? Or get a silver ribbon? It may not have that really cool, art deco look, though.

Dollar Tree does usually have pie pans, and they’re flimsier than the kind you can buy anywhere else. THey may work perfect for this project. I don’t think they would too sharp on the edges. If they do, maybe buy some sandpaper and buff the edge a bit. I think the pans from Dollar Tree come 2 in a pack, but I don’t know that for sure.

Post # 8
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think aluminum foil would give nearly the same look. The edge of the pie pan is thicker and more rigid. The pie pan roses also have the textured lines of the side walls of the pie plate.

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