Upcycled Egg Carton Flowers
Hands up if you were crafty upcycling kid before crafty upcycling was cool! As a youngster I was always creating odd little pieces of art, toys and accessories from items that the rest of my family thought belonged in trash (and sadly tossed out when I wasn’t looking, humph!).
Thankfully my kiddo has inherited my love of transforming trash to treasure and is always up for recreating a groovy make from my childhood, hooray!
Grab your kiddo, hit the recycle bin and whip up some pretty upcycled egg carton flowers! A fantastic rainy day activity that’s fun for any age group!
You’ll need: a dried branch, an egg carton, paint, scissors and your trusty glue gun.
Chop out the egg cups from the egg carton.
Remove any uneven bits from the egg cups.
You can either leave the trimmed egg cups as is or…
Cut them into a flower-esque shape!
Once you’re happy with the shape of your egg cup flowers go ahead and give them a nice coat of bright paint.
Add some glitter glue bling to the centre if desired.
Once completely dry, grab your glue gun and the branch.
Carefully glue the flowers to the branch. I cut some scraps of coordinating felt to help conceal the glue blobs and add a bit of extra strength to the back of the flowers.
As I wanted to hang my floral branch up I snagged a bit of clear fishing line and tied a piece of it around each end of the branch.
Et voila! A pretty hanging flower branch to brighten up any room!
Mine is an awesome addition to the on-the-go collage wall in my studio.
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