Lately I have been finding REALLY great things at Dollar Tree to create crafts with lil man. All the supplies I needed for today’s craft were either in my stash at home or I got them at Dollar Tree. Plus most families have egg cartons (the cardboard kind work best) so you could easily make these for $2 like we did.
Right now I have them displayed on our TV stand but these would be great for Mother’s Day, don’t you think?
Here is what you need:
First cut up your egg carton. Trim each section to make it look like a flower bud. A 12 egg carton gets you 12 flowers.
Now paint them. No rhythm or reason, go for it. We used three colors (Blue, Yellow & Red) and painted the outside & inside of each egg carton piece.
Let them dry completely.
While they are drying, you can work on the other pieces.
Lay your Styrofoam balls inside their pots.
Cut your pipe cleaners. I took one pipe cleaner and folded/cut it into four pieces. That was the perfect length for our pots, but you can make them longer if you desire.
Now you are ready to assemble.
Using your scissors, poke a small hole on the bottom of one egg carton piece.
String your pipe cleaner and fold it over a bit, so it won’t come out.
Stick the pipe cleaner end in your pot/Styrofoam and arrange your flowers however you want. Since we had three pots, each got four flowers. For for some added flair, you could add ribbon or paint your pot.
What do you think? Have you ever incorporated something you would have thrown away normally, into a craft? Would love to hear some stories!