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