Lately I have been finding some REALLY great craft supply materials at my local Dollar Tree to create crafts with lil man.
I seriously can’t beat the price tag on what I’ve been finding! If you haven’t thought about checking out your local store for supplies, you might want to change that soon!
Anyways… all the supplies I needed for today’s Egg Carton Flower craft were either in my personal craft stash at home or I got them at Dollar Tree for cheap. The egg carton we used for the flower buds, I recycled from the trash. Since most families have egg cartons at home (the cardboard kind work best) I would say the total cost on this upcycled craft was maybe $2 total.
Right now I have our finished pieces on display on our TV stand but I could see these being used as a Mother’s Day gift for kids to make in daycare/children’s church, don’t you think?
Supplies for the egg carton flowers:
* Various Craft Paint
* Paint Brushes
* Green Pipe Cleaners
* Small Ceramic Pots (I got these at Dollar Tree/Spring display, 3 Pack for $1)
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 total, to make and decorate.
Now paint them. No rhythm or reason, go for it. We used three colors on our flowers (Blue, Yellow & Red) and painted the outside & inside of each egg carton piece.
Set aside to let them dry completely.
While they are drying, you can work on the other pieces.
Lay your Styrofoam balls inside their terra cotta 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.
And that is it! What do you think? Have you ever incorporated something you would have thrown away normally, into a craft? Would love to hear some stories in the comment section!
And before you leave to get your craft on, be sure to also check out our Egg Carton Spider tutorial. It’s not scary at all to recreate – promise! #gluedtomycrafts