Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

If you are anything like me, you hold on to all sorts of recyclables just in case you want to make something out of them….someday. Because of this I had a huge stack of cardboard egg cartons; more then my current storage container would hold. So what better to make for spring then Egg Carton Flowers! 

You have to start by cutting up your egg cartons. You can round the little cups off or make them look more like petals; we did a little of both.

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And don’t throw away the top of the egg carton; it works well as a paint palette!

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Start by painting the cups a variety of colors. Some of ours had different colored insides and some ended up striped like tulips! 

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Once they are dry you need to gather a couple more supplies, cupcake papers, green pipe cleaners and pony beads. Start by making a hole big enough to thread the pipe cleaner through, but not so big that the bead will slide through (I used a nail for this). Thread the pipe cleaner through the egg carton and attach a bead on the inside. If you want an outer row of petals thread a cupcake wrapper on first.

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Once you have them all assembled you can twist the pipe cleaner to make leaves or put them in a vase or pretend they are wedding bouquets like my girls!

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They would also make a lovely gift for little ones to make for their Mom or Grandma! (hint, hint….)

Ashley from Life With Moore Babies

Ashley is classic strong-willed child, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2005 only to realize a new dream had formed, having a family with her husband (another strong-willed child).  After much heartache, they were blessed with 2 daughters and a son, who are all proving to be just as spirited as their parents! Though she is still working part-time, she fills her days off with fun activities and lots of learning with her three kids.  And this is where the blog comes in, Life with Moore Babies is where she documents the activities they do and the places they go in hopes that someone might be inspired to do some “fun learning” with their kids. You can find Ashley on Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, and Twitter.


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  1. proverbialhomemaker says

    So cute! We did a similar project this year using leftover easter egg dye. They weren't as vibrant as these, but still fun and pretty!

  2. thejennyevolution says

    Visiting from TGIF Friday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

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  3. says

    I love this idea! Very creative! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

  4. says

    Oh wow, these are great. Such a fun idea for a kids craft! I'll be pinning this right now. :) Thanks for sharing at Crafty Tuesday.

  5. says

    I love making flowers – and like how you've used the cake cases too.
    Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day
    Thank you for sharing on the Spring Carnival

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