Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tiny Tutorial ~ Egg Carton Flower Wreath

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers
You saw me making these flowers on this post. I just cut them from egg cartons. Each one is different, and once you get started, you'll come up with all kinds of flowers and petal arrangements.
egg cartons
One carton makes this many (layered) flowers


egg carton flowers
Then I painted them with acrylic paint. The egg carton material really sucks up the paint, like a blotter, so it's better to do a first coat with off white paint, or gesso, or even matte medium. Notice how I stayed with a consistent color scheme. (Of course, for Christmas you could go with red and green, or for Valentines day, just shades of red etc...)
egg carton flowers
To make the wreath, I used a metal one (from a crafts store) but you could use any kind of wreath shape. I wrapped mine in brown paper towels, cuz that's all I had, and glue gunned it together.
egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers

egg carton flowers
Once all my flowers were dry, I attached them with the glue gun.
egg carton flowers
I added a bit of glue, and then tiny red beads into some of the centers.
egg carton flowers
Honestly, I love this wreath, and I have many more ideas for egg carton flowers. Check out my egg carton succulents here.
egg cartons
hanging in my kitchen

15 comments:

  1. Love your wreath! I have been thinking about making artistic wreaths myself! As well as trying to think of ways to use Styrofoam eggs cartons (instead of just using them for paint palettes). Don't they say something like.. great minds think alike?!! :)

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  2. Perfectly beautiful and helping the planet as well. Thank you Jane!

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  3. It looks great Jane, reminds me of succulents!

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  4. So cool! Did you use a scissors or an xacto?

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  5. What a beautiful project. Love it!
    Sharon

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  6. this is just beautiful.....i thought of succulents also when i saw....again, beautiful and clever... ;)

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  7. What a great project! Who knew that you could recycle an egg carton and make beautiful flowers out of it. Thanks so much for sharing how you made the flowers!

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  8. Great project - Yes Janie H. I thought of succulents as well. This will be a great project for my mini art camp next June.

    Saving my egg cartons! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Very pretty. Now I'll have to go dig my egg carton out of the recycle bin!

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  10. awesome! great idea and fantastic outcome!i may give it a try someday

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  11. I LOVE this idea..I teach art & crafts to adults with learning disabilities and we are always on the lookout for inexpensive craft ideas.Thanks for posting.

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