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How to Make Egg Carton Flowers Just in Time for Spring

Enliven your home with these easy-to-craft artificial blooms.

Spring is here, which means it's time to embrace the beauty of the season by decorating your home with a gorgeous floral arrangement. If you'd like to take a bit of a break from getting a bouquet delivered, you can easily put your DIY skills to the test with lovely artificial blooms.

That's why we're showing you how to make egg carton flowers. They're not only a great way to celebrate the arrival of spring — they can also help you spruce up your home for Easter since, as you know, finding easy, affordable ways to upgrade your place is always a good idea in our mind.

Believe it or not, these instructions are simple enough for novice crafters to follow. You'll begin by cutting up your egg carton, designing the cups with acrylic paint and finally, assembling everything to show off your beautiful creation. Happy crafting!

What You'll Need

the supplies you need to make egg carton flowers

    Directions for How to Make Egg Carton Flowers

    Step 1: Cut up the egg carton. Use a scissors to cut off the flap on the edge of the carton. Be sure to cut off the top as well.

    cutting up an egg carton to make egg carton flowers

    Step 2: Make small cuts with an X-Acto knife to remove the center columns. Cut the remainder of the carton for the egg "cups." Clean up the edges of the center columns with scissors.

    make small cuts with an xacto knife to remove the center columns cut the remainder of the carton for the egg cups

    clean up the edges of the center columns with scissors

    Step 3: Begin designing the egg cups. Cut around the top of the egg cups for equal sizing. Feel free to rip the top edge for a rougher look.

    how to craft egg carton flowers step 4 which is cleaning up the edges

    Step 4: Paint the cups with thinned paint. If you want petals, cut down the four corners of the cup. Then you can paint the flower.

    how to make egg carton flowers step 4 paint the inside

    Step 5: Next, design the columns. Start by painting the columns inside and out. If you want a petaled look, cut down the four corners of the column.

    step 5 of how to make egg carton crafts start by painting the columns inside and out if you want a petaled look, cut down the four corners of the column

    Step 6: Assemble everything and let it all dry.

    egg carton flowers drying after being painted

    Step 7: Attach the wire by poking it through the middle of the flower. Slightly fold the wire with wire cutters to keep the stem in place.

    how to make egg carton flowers
    how to make egg carton flowers

    Step 8: Enjoy!

    how to make egg carton flowers
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