Get ready for Easter by turning an egg carton into colorful spring decor. This festive craft doesn’t take too long to put together and is the ideal way to use up leftover egg cartons after the holiday.
You Will Need
- One large piece of cardboard (at least
12″ x 12”)
- One large dinner plate
- One small dessert plate
- Two paper egg cartons
- Washable paint
- Hot glue or craft glue
- Assorted decorative paper
- Use the piece of cardboard to create a base for your wreath: Trace around a large dinner plate for the outside of the base, and cut out. Center the smaller dessert plate inside the base, and trace. Cut out the center to form a ring.
- Use a pair of scissors to cut the individual cups and pointy centers out of the egg carton.
- Make each pointy triangle piece into a flower by cutting a slit at each corner and then bending the “petals” outward. Round the edges of each petal with scissors.
- Make each cup into a flower by cutting four or five slits around the edges and bending “petals” outward. You can make smaller or fringe petals by cutting more slits. Round off the edges of the petals if desired.
- Paint the base ring green (or the color of your choice). Let dry.
- Paint the flowers a variety of colors. Let dry.
- Glue the flowers onto the cardboard ring using either hot glue (on the low setting) or craft glue. Mix up the colors and types of flowers as you go.
- Create colorful centers for the flowers by gluing a pom-pom in the middle of each.
- Freehand-cut leaves from decorative paper.
- Arrange the leaves under the flowers and glue them to the base.