Egg Carton WreathMay 15, 2013 8:14 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Spring
By Guest Blogger Jennifer from the blog Brave New Home
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When I came across this bright and intriguing wreath on Pinterest, I had to do a double take. A wreath made of egg cartons? Genius! After heading over to the corresponding blogfor directions, I thought, What an easy project and one that my son will enjoy creating, too. Sound the buzzer. Wrong! But in the end, it was such a cute wreath and a present I’m sure oma (grandma) will enjoy : ]
Tear the egg cartons apart using your hands. You will have plenty of time to get creative with your scissors. Plenty. of. time. Two blisters in I sorta realized this was one of those projects that was deceptively time consuming. And the shapes of the egg cartons are difficult to maneuver around so all my flowers were basically wavy egg cartons. Oh, and save the lids to cut petals out of.
After nights of cutting flower shapes, I was totally stoked to let Anak loose on em. I pictured us painting together and me giving him little lessons on mixing paint.
This was about as much interest as he could feign. You win some you lose some and those couch cushion fortresses will not build themselves.
I picked up where he left off so I could incorporate his creations.
And then I painted and painted and painted the rest of the flowers. I watered down my acrylics just a bit but I don’t recommend diluting them too much as the cardboard is so absorbent and will get soggy easily.
I cut out a cardboard “o” and painted it green. After the flowers had dried I hot glue gunned them onto the wreath.
Midway through washing dishes Anak’s interest in flowers suddenly returned
Here’s our finished wreath.
And a side view.
Since the wreath is just cardboard, I recommend hanging it inside.