DIY: Repurposed Egg Carton Flower Wreath Craft

Lady Kathleen and I have been beating out winter’s gray with a weekly craft date. I saw this idea over at Homemade Serenity.

Here’s  tutorial of now one of my favorite crafts of all time. Who knew that egg cartons could be SO gorgeous!

egg crate flower wreath pink

Love the vivid colors and the sweet little petals. This is just perfect for spring!

 

Allow time for cutting with some sharp scissors.  This project took us longer than expected because we did not prepare for the cutting time.

Allow time for cutting with some sharp scissors. This project took us longer than expected because we did not prepare for the cutting time.

paints and supplies

The original design used tempera paint, but I had acrylic on hand. Kathleen used tempera, but I think the hues in the acrylic paints show up nicer on the cardboard cups.

egg crate flowers

We used a box to cut the wreath shape.

painting egg crate flowers

Little flowers drying.

egg crate flowers for wreath

Notice the little green leaves? They were cut from the flat tops of the egg crates.

Egg Crate Wreath Flowers

Doesn’t it just pop?

Egg Crate floral wreath

Tie a pretty ribbon to hang.

This would be a great craft for summer camp, but might take almost the week’s course. Day 1: Cutting Day 2: Painting/Drying Day 3: Glueing! Very cost effective, too – really only the paint needs to be bought.

egg crate flower wreath spring

I want to make one for every season now. I can see poinsettias for Christmas or red, white, and blue, for July. What colors would you use?

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