I had friends over to make these recycled flowers yesterday. We still have at least one more day to go, but these are the ones I stayed up all night last night finishing…Fun.
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If you are curious about the process, this is what we did. You need egg cartons or dividers for the flowers, toilet paper rolls or other thin cardboard for leaves and stems and vines, large sharp scissors, a glue gun or white glue, paint, paper towels and patience.
I prefer egg cartons, but what we had available were these large sheets of egg dividers.
This is the reverse side.
Cut strips directly down the middle of each dividing line between the separate cups.
Then cut each cup away from the strip, remembering to center.
Cut down the four sides to the corner of the bottom of each cup,
making sure to cut all the way to the corner.
Fold open your “flower” and cut petals to whatever shape you wish. This is a sampler of four different designs, although there are a limitless number of shapes you could use.
Paint your flower, or if you prefer, paint the strips before you cut them apart. I prefer to do the individual flowers because you don’t have to wait for the paint to dry.
Then cut strips of a thin cardboard–either the lid of the egg carton or toilet paper rolls or any other unwaxed cardboard. It is best to use plain cardboard with no printing so you only have to do one layer of paint.
Cut into a fringe to form stamens and pistils of the flowers. Paint and roll, then affix with hot glue. If you wish, layer the painted petals to form various flowers and hot glue in place.
Cut branches, vines and leaves out of flat cardboard to embellish the flowers.
Here are flowers in various stages of assemblage. The straw I am going to use for the stem of the daffodil. For the final product, look above! Have fun.
For Cee’s FOTD. An addendum: https://ceenphotography.com/2019/01/11/fotd-january-12-2019-daffodil/