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Simple and Lovely Egg Carton Bouquet

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
  • scissors
  • 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?!

 

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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