I can't resist saving egg cartons so I thought I'd
make a fall wreath to put a few of them to good use. If
you haven't made an egg carton wreath you really must
give it a try. They make a great family craft and the results
are so pretty. Meanwhile, you've made use of something that
usually goes in the trash. The directions are fairly straight
forward: cut an egg carton into flowers and leaves, paint
them, then glue onto a wreath shape.
What You'll Need:
2 - 3 egg cartons
scissors (kitchen shears work best)
acrylic paint in fall colors
cardboard for the wreath base
thick white glue
Cut a wreath shape from the cardboard. I traced a small
plate for the outside edge and a plastic lid for the inside.
The diameter of my wreath is about 8 inches.
Paint the wreath brown and let it dry.
Cut flower shapes from the egg carton cups, and leaves
from the flat areas. I cut the blue flowers from the tall spacers
between the egg cups. I suggest an older child or adult do the
cutting as it can be a bit of a chore. You might want to
cut the flowers out ahead of time.
Paint the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint and let dry.
While the flowers are damp with paint they are fairly pliable
so if you'd like to give them a little shaping give it a go,
but once they are dry they are very sturdy.
Place the flowers and leaves in a pleasing way around the wreath
and when you're happy with your design then glue them on.
The little flat flowers are cut from the very bottom of the egg cup.
I've been crocheting these round place mats and
I thought the wreath looked so pretty on this one.
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