Simple and Lovely Egg Carton Bouquet
By Maureen Macmillan, Twig and Toadstool
May 20, 2014
Now that spring is in full bloom, we thought it fitting to make a colourful craft that will bring joy to the flower lover in your life.
These flowers are simple to make and best of all they will last a long time.
To make your own recycled flower bouquet you will need:
- egg cartons
- wooden skewers
- food colouring
- paint & paint brushes
- colourful paper (optional)
- buttons (optional)
- glue gun and glue sticks
To begin, cut flower shapes out of your egg cartons. We made a variety of flower shapes with ours.
Then take your bamboo skewers and put them in a green food colouring bath. We used about 1/2 a bottle of food colouring to get our skewers nice and green.
(We let them soak for about 15 minutes, then drained them and placed them on a few pieces of paper towel to dry.)
Now time to paint your flowers. You have so many options here: you can paint them one solid colour; paint the tops one colour, the bottoms another… let your imagination run wild.
If you want a super colourful option, we cut out little circles of scrapbook paper (we used a quarter as a template).
Then, using a gluestick, we glued on the paper and some colourful buttons.
(This is an optional step…really let your imagination lead you.)
Then…using your glue gun, put a dab of glue on the bottom of your flower.
You'll have to hold your skewer in place for a few seconds.
Gathered together they look like this.
Won't someone love to receive these?!
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