A Spring-Inspired Egg Carton Flower Wreath

how to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath

Wreaths are a sign of welcome where the circle represents eternity, for it has no beginning or end. Some say, it also represents the never-ending circle of life. We have always been fascinated by the varieties of wreaths, based on different seasons and occasions.

We are also a fan of recycled (upcycled) crafts which is the reason why we hoard a lot of things, from empty cardboard boxes to plastic/glass containers. Here is an easy recycled craft that we came up with uniting our love for both – A beautiful Spring wreath. This is so easy that you can make it with minimal art supplies and some household objects.

This egg carton flower wreath would make a great activity for kids too which also helps to teach them about reusing and recycling things. So! Let’s not waste any more time, and start crafting.

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Materials needed for this craft

A Spring-Inspired Egg Carton Flower Wreath - All Materials
A Spring-Inspired Egg Carton Flower Wreath – All Materials

1. Cardboard Box

A pizza box would be a great choice to cut out the circle. If you don’t have one, you can use any cardboard box.

2. Yarn

Use the color or design of your choice. You can even mix and match different colors of yarn.

3. Egg Cartons

One or two egg cartons depending upon the number of flowers you need and the size of your circle frame.

4. Craft knife and Scissors

Craft knives are not safe for younger kids. Please be careful while using it around kids. You can get kid’s friendly scissors if you are planning to make it with toddlers.

5. Acrylic paints and Paintbrush

The egg carton absorbs the paint. So, make sure you are using bright acrylic paints. For kids, you can use non-toxic, and possibly washable paint, to avoid the mess. You can use regular brushes or sponge brushes to paint.

6. Glue

Hot Glue Kit or any strong hobby glue which can stick the flowers to the frame.

7. Additional decorations

We have used glitter here. You can also use any other craft sets like beads, buttons, pompoms, gemstones, or even foam stickers.

Instructions to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath

Step 1

Outline the circle frame of the size of your choice on cardboard. Cut out the circle using a craft knife. If the cardboard is not big enough for the circle, cut two semicircles and join them with a tape, or a glue gun. In case the board is not sturdy enough, cut two circles of the same size and stick them together to make the frame thick and strong.

Step 2

Apply glue and start wrapping the yarn over the frame. This can be a time taking process, but worth it as it makes the wreath look more beautiful and classy. You can also use jute yarn to give it a rusty look. If you want to keep it simple, give the frame a nice coat of your favorite color.

How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath - Part 01
How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath – Part 01

Step 3

The frame is ready! Let us make the egg carton flowers now. Each holder of the carton becomes a flower. Cut the carton into individual holders and draw out your favorite petal shape on it. Again, cut the flowers using scissors, and keep the scrapes aside.

How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath - Part 02
How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath – Part 02

Step 4

The fun part! Coloring the egg carton flowers. Time to get creative. You can use different colors and paint the flowers. Add additional detailing using glitter, beads, buttons, pompoms, or anything you think would make the flower more interesting and beautiful.

How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath - Part 03
How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath – Part 03

Step 5

Cut the scraps from making the flowers to make leaves of different sizes. Paint them with different shades of green. You can even add a tint of yellow and blue here and there.

How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath - Part 04
How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath – Part 04

Step 6

The final step! Carefully arrange the flowers and leaves on the yarn-covered frame. We would suggest arranging them without the glue first, to try different patterns. Once you have found a place for each, stick them together with the glue gun.

How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath - Final Result
How to make a spring-inspired egg carton flower wreath – Final Result

The beautiful Spring inspired egg carton flower wreath is ready!

You will have so much fun making this simple yet elegant Spring wreath. Do try this and let us know how it turns out for you in the comment section. If you are looking for more fun painting activities for your toddler, check out this fun no-mess finger painting post.

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