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!
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.
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.
We used a box to cut the wreath shape.
Little flowers drying.
Notice the little green leaves? They were cut from the flat tops of the egg crates.
Doesn’t it just pop?
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.
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?