Many, many years ago my daughters and I made egg carton flowers. Honestly, our May flower project is one of my absolute favourites. In fact, every spring the post about how we made those flowers is one of our most popular posts.
The flowers still hang in our basement and as I walked past them the other day I had an idea. What would these flowers look like if my girls made them today? From the preschooler version to the tween/teenager version. So, we made an absolutely beautiful egg carton flower wreath to celebrate the arrival of spring.
This project is a wonderful way to spend the day crafting with the kids – of any age. It’s also a great reminder that beautiful craft supplies can be found in the trash and the recycling bin. Don’t throw out those egg cartons!
Egg Carton Flower Wreath
1 egg carton
selection of acrylic paints
hot glue gun – use a low heat glue gun when working with kids
large embroidery hoop
beads and pom poms
Begin by deconstructing the egg carton. Each little egg holder will become a flower.
Finally, take your big pile of colourful spring flowers and assemble the wreath. Choose whatever design you like. We opted to bunch our flowers on the bottom of the wreath. So, we began by gluing the leaves in place – to mark where we wanted our flowers to end. You could take the flowers all the way around the embroidery hoop if you like.
Be sure to plan out where you want the flowers to go, before you glue everything in place.
I absolutely LOVE how our egg carton flower wreath turned out. I adore the colour choices and embellishment choices that my eldest daughter made. I am totally inspired to make many more of these flowers and find ways to decorate with them.
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