Sairshe and I took advantage of a sunny Spring Break day earlier this week (today is stormy and rainy, in true spring flip-flopping fashion) and made these pretty flowers made from egg cartons. I’ve been seeing wreaths made from flowers like this on Pinterest lately and as I was tossing an egg carton into the recycling bin, I decided to take it back out and do something creative with it. I didn’t want to make a wreath so we decided on a garland instead.
I started by cutting out flowers from the carton’s egg cups. I thought Sairshe could help cut them apart but she promptly poked her finger with the scissors and requested that I do the rest of the cutting. I used sturdy kitchen shears since the egg cartons are kind of tough. I also cut some leaves out of the lid.
In a stroke of genius, I used this heart-shaped ice cube tray as a paint palette since it had already been relegated to craft use only.
Sairshe was a fan of painting the flowers greeen.
Carys Áine was heavy handed with the paint so we spent much of our time trying to distract her away from the paint.
To string them into a garland I used a sharp tapestry needle and some fingering weight yarn. I threaded the yarn through a “corner”of each flower.
There is a small bit of yarn on the inside of the flowers but it’s not very noticeable when it’s hung up.
This project used two egg cartons, so we had 24 flowers, and the garland turned out to be about 6 feet long. It could easily be longer if you space the flowers out more.