DIY Egg Carton Flower Wreath
Who knew you could make an egg carton looks so good! I have always wanted a few wreaths for my door and I am always up for trying to make something. Lucky for me, I have a daughter who loves to craft and itching to help me make something. Thanks to my research for my turn sharing fun on our Fun On a Dime Facebook Page, I found our inspiration.
I was inspired by this picture I found on google search of a Egg Carton Flower Wreath from Canadian Family.
When we started this craft, I originally was planning on it turning out to something similar and very homemade looking…similar to a handprint wreath. It ended up the exact opposite! Even better, I let my daughter direct the creativity and it turned out so cute! She is so excited when people come over so she can show it off when she opens the door.
What You Need:
- Egg carton or two depending on the number of flowers you want
- Paint (like this)
- Paint brush – we used a 1 inch foam brush
- White glue
- Que-tips to spread the glue
- Glitter – we used the fine type like this kind
- Low heat hot glue gun which you can find cheap on Amazon (under $2)
- Pool Noodle
- Duct tape
- Chunky beads (we used extras from our Chunky Bead Necklace), noodles or buttons
- Large ribbon to hang the wreath with
Step 2: Using the scissors cut a slit down the center of all four sides of the egg carton. You do not want to cut all the way down, but want to allow enough space so it is still intact. We had to play with our look. You can also cut from the corners instead for a different look to your flower.
Step 3: Paint each flower your desired color. My daughter picked 5 different colors but you can do one or as many as you want.
We found it easiest to paint all the insides of one color first and by then the first was dry, so we moved to the outside. We found they dried super fast when we set them outside for a few minutes. They are not perfectly painted, but they are awesome because my daughter and son painted most of them!
Step 4: Once all the paint is dry add the glitter. Add a little white glue to the edge of each flower and sprinkle with glitter. She had a lot of fun using the paper plates to catch all the spare glitter and using that for the next flower.
She was so giddy about her flowers after the glitter was added!
Step 5: We used a pool noodle to create the wreath but you can buy a simple, inexpensive wreath form here too. Because a normal pool noodle would have made a huge wreath, I cut 1/4 of the noodle out from the back. One long strip off the backside. Then I cut the noodle down until it made a circle. I used the duct tape to attach both ends together and then keep the noodle round taping the back sides together. p.s. glue guns do not work on pool noodles! I didn’t even think about it before I tried. Good think we had duct tape to cover the melt holes!
Step 6: Cut strips of fabric 3-4 inches wide and wrap it around the wreath until all of it is covered.
We wrapped up the final piece by using the glue gun to seal it down since the duct tap was already there.
Step 7: Add your flowers to the wreath using a low temp glue gun (I borrowed one from Courtney). As you can see above, our wreath was not perfectly round so my daughter was smart and chose to double up on flowers in that area and make it the bottom. Add as many or as little of flower you want. She chose to leave a gap at the top with no flowers so the area we hung the ribbon would not knock any of the flowers off by accident.
Step 8: Add your centers using a little hot glue. We had leftover chunky beads from our ribbon necklaces we made a couple years ago and they worked perfectly. If we did not have those, we were thinking about finding large round pasta noodles or large buttons that we could paint and glitter for the centers.
Step 9: Tie your ribbon on and hang on your door.
One of the most popular blog posts on my site is this clothespin wreath – if you like to make wreaths, be sure to check it out too!
Linked to: I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello & Today’s Creative Blog, Strawberry Mommycakes, Craftaholics Anonymous, LollyJane Get Your DIY On (ThankfulHouse)
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