Something as simple as egg cartons can be transformed into majestic flowers that adorn your desk, dining table or window sporting oodles of cuteness. Your guests can’t stop noticing these kaleidoscopic craft pieces that can change otherwise drab interiors with élan.
These pretty flowers give you a great reason not to trash empty egg cartons. Green pipe cleaners form the stems of the painted flowers. Instead of the regular pom pom balls, you can make the centers with yarn pom poms.
Here are the instructions for making a funky Christmas wreath by hot gluing leaves and egg carton flowers to a ring cut out of a cereal box.
For this kids’ project, 3 cups are first cut out from an empty egg carton and that are then trimmed to have four round petals. The vase is made by painting a toilet paper roll.
A hole is made at the center of the flowers and serial lights inserted such that their plastic parts are attached to the flowers and the tiny bulbs are surrounded by the petals.
First, a ring is cut off from a foam base that is later glued on the inside and outside edges to leaves while flowers are fixed to its entire thickness. A ribbon attached at the back helps in hanging.
If you wish to give your dressing space a classy facelift you can decorate all around the edges of a round or an oval mirror with single or double layers of egg carton flowers.
A bouquet of daffodil in a brilliant yellow hue could warm up your interiors in style. The slender stem is actually a pipe cleaner wrapped in floral tape and yellow crepe paper.
Let spring never leave the walls of your house by creating this enchanting cherry blossom branch. A real branch is attached to the egg carton flowers in this one. Tree branches decorated thus can also go into the making of rustic tree branch curtain rods.
Little ones will happily get into a flurry of activity with egg cartons and paint to give shape to these cute flowers. A painted terracotta pot decorated with glitters is used as the holder. It contains Easter grass at its bottom to aid attachment of the popsicle sticks that act as the stems.
Paint a canvas in the desired choice of color and glue flower cups and a bunch of green pipe cleaners secured with a ribbon. Colorful buttons are used as the centers of the flowers.
Sublimely elegant hand-painted roses can be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Click on the above link for the tutorial. Though the instructions are in a foreign language, you will find that each step is followed by an English translation.
This dapper Advent wreath uses an embroidery hoop as the base.
Here is a complete DIY for making egg carton rose escort cards. Fixing them along the frames of mirrors is an excellent craft idea.
You will be guided to make a quaint crown with egg carton flowers in the article linked above.
For this project, you can make the centers of the poppies with either old buttons as directed or round pieces of paper layered together. You may want to add a few paper leaves behind the red flowers.
Go through the second craft idea of the post linked above to make these elegant flowers.
You mind bubbling with ideas; you are all set to make your own egg carton flowers a reality.
Published on May 14th 2016 by Peyton Derrida