If you didn’t already know, there are tons of things you can make out of leftover egg cartons. Don’t eat eggs? That’s fine, you can order plain paper egg cartons from us – we really do sell everything your crafty hearts desire (we even sell empty toilet paper tubes, which you may find strange but back in my days as a sales rep, I had a customer who needed thousands of these for her school district)!
Since I am finally in a springy mood over here after a long and dreary New England winter, I chose to use egg cartons to make flowers for a wreath… and wait until you see the finished product… It’s adorable!
Start out by tracing two circles on cardboard or another stiff material to create the wreath. Either use scissors or a craft knife to carefully cut out the outer and inner circle. Once this is complete, start wrapping burlap ribbon around the wreath, gluing into place as you go. You may want to wrap the burlap around twice, so you can’t see the cardboard underneath.
To create your flowers, you will need a good, sharp pair of scissors. Cut out about 10-15 flowers (thank you Crafty Kate for your help with cutting these!) Then cut out a thin strip from the egg carton and twirl it into a spiral to place in the center of the flower.
Paint your flowers with acrylic paint with any of your favorite colors and then set aside to dry.
Once all of your flowers are dry, you can start to glue them onto your wreath. We chose to cover about half of the wreath with flowers, so that other embellishments could be added.
Since I didn’t have any of those pretty wood letters people put on wreaths, I found some scrap cardboard and made one myself – see tutorial here!
Once you’ve completed your embellishments, glue them into place. Then glue some string to the back of your wreath so you can hang it up for everyone to see! Enjoy!