Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers
The holidays create loads of waste and even though we recycle as much as we can the upcycler in me always feels guilty throwing anything into those cheerful green bins so this year I made sure to have a careful look through everything headed outside. I needn’t have worried so much as my kiddo has absolutely inherited my love of reuse and had already appointed herself as chief-recycling-bin-checker (and crafty material hoarder)!
My clever munchkin had saved every single tissue paper crown from our Christmas and New Year’s crackers and wanted to know how she could combine them with a couple of plastic margarine tub lids to “make something awesome.” I put on my refashionista thinking cap and came up with a pair of Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers – a fantastically easy make for kids!
We grabbed the tissue paper crowns, those plastic lids, a glue stick, 2 pencils and scissors.
Next, we carefully poked a hole through the top of each lid with a pencil.
Then added a loop of ribbon through the holes to hang them up when finished.
Using the points as a guide the kiddo chopped all of the tissue paper crowns into equal-ish pieces.
Hooray! A bunch of small colourful tissue papers!
She wrapped a piece of tissue paper around the eraser end of a pencil.
Carefully put some glue on the end.
And then stuck it onto the printed side of the lid.
She continued wrapping, gluing and sticking until the entire front of the lid was covered.
And then we tackled the second lid together, whew!
Once both lids were complete I trimmed off the excess bits.
And we hung up our pretty wallflowers!
Our mommy and me portrait now has some crafty company!
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