It feels great to do something out of nothing. Undoubtedly, the egg carton flower wreath fits perfectly into zero waste category 😁. All you need are egg cartons, a piece of cardboard, paint, scissors and glue. The final effect is impressive.
You will need
- Egg cartons – 2 boxes for 10 eggs are enough for a wreath the size of a large plate.
- Cardboard – from which you can cut a circle the size of a large plate.
- Poster paints
- Glue or hot glue
How to make egg carton flowers?
The first step is to prepare the egg carton flowers. It depends a bit on the shape of the box. Mine had high protrusions in the center to prevent the eggs from being crushed. I started by cutting off these tabs and then cutting open the entire box. I cut out different shapes of flowers from each of the 10 cups. From the lid of the box I cut leaves of various sizes and narrow strips that will be used as a means for the flowers.
Then, together with my daughters, we started painting flowers and leaves.
The last step, after the paint is dry, is to assemble the flowers. They look best when they are of several colors. Therefore, each flower consists of at least two elements, and some even of three. Some of the flowers have tabs as a center, some have a rolled strip, and some have both.
Preparation of the wreath base
The base of the wreath is nothing more than a rim cut from an old box. To make such a base, draw a large and a small plate on the box. Then cut out the hoop and paint green with poster paint.
Assembling the egg carton flower wreath
The last step is to assemble all the elements of the wreath, i.e. stick the flowers and leaves to the cardboard rim.
It’s a good idea to start by creating a dry composition. Then proceed to sticking, first the leaves and then the flowers.
The egg carton flower wreath is ready 🌸🌸🌸
Check out our ideas
For other wreath ideas, see our Wreaths section.
You can find more DIY decoration ideas in our decorations section.
You can find more ideas for playing with children in the DIY with children section.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!