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Recycling paper: Egg Carton Spring Wreath tutorial

Christmas's day, Making flower, Recycle  |  April 30th 2011  |  0 Comment

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Recycling paper: Egg Carton Spring Wreath tutorial

Although I have some flowers on my front door for spring, I found myself still wanting to make a wreath. This is a great recycling project and fun for kids! I made flowers from a couple of egg cartons.  With Easter coming up, there should be a good supply of egg cartons available!  You just cut the egg cartons into flower shapes.  They should look like this:

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After cutting out all of my little flowers, I painted them in nice, bright spring colors.
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While those were drying, I cut out a wreath shape from cardboard.
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I painted it spring green.
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For the center of the flowers, I cut little circles from brightly colored fabric, felt, and scrap paper and hot glued them on.  I also added some buttons.

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The next step was to hot glue all of the flowers onto the wreath form.
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I went around the entire wreath, gluing the flowers on, trying to not put too many of the same color too close together.
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Here it is with the fresh eggs sign …
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And here it is framed (I think I like it this way best).
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