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  1. Alright boys and girls, here's a quick one for you. This is great for the people in your life that love mushy stuff. Girl friends, wives, moms, sisters, that attractive coworker that thinks you're creepy. They'll love this crap. Odds are, if you're browsing around on the zoo, you've got an Intel stock cooler kicking around. Time to make a yard sculpture! Step 1: You'll need a rock, your coolers, and something for stems. Springs or metal rods work well. Step 2: Prepare rock for drilling. Hammer drill is the ticket, go with a hole as small as possible for your stem material. Step 3: Drill some holes. One for each stem is a good amount. Step 4: Stretch out your stems if you're doing springs. Clean up your stock coolers, get all the thermal paste off with rubbing alcohol. Drill holes in coolers for the stem. Here's another look at the cooler. You want to drill at an angle so the flower will be tilted up, just like the real thing! Step 5: Time to paint. Choose some cool colors. Glitter is always nice. You can do life-like patterns or some crazy Dr. Seuss stuff, it's up to you, you're an artist! (This is a great way to clean out the spray paint closet ^_^ ) Step 6: Put it all together. You'll have to wait for the paint to dry, over night works well if you cake the paint on like I do. You'll also need some 2-part epoxy, the quick 5 minute dry stuff is what I used. Get as much epoxy down into your rock base as possible and stick the stems in. I also coat the stem end that's going into the rock. After the stems have set, put the flower heads on. Step 7: Get ready for all sorts of love and affection, cause whoever you're giving this too is going to eat it up.
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