Upcycled Egg Carton Flowers

Easter is just around the corner and trash cans across the country will soon be littered with empty egg cartons! I thought I’d do my part and share a few ideas for upcycling them instead. Believe it or not, with just a few steps, those little egg cradles can become beautiful flowers!

Start out but cutting the little square parts off. Don’t toss them though! They’ll come in handy later.

Egg Carton Flowers

Continue cutting until you have a stock of little cradles.

Egg Carton Flowers

The shape of your flower will be determined by your cut. Start by folding the egg cradle in half.

Egg Carton Flowers

For rounded petals, cut a heart shape, like this:

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

For pointed petals, use straight line cuts, like this:

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

If you wanna get fancy, layer your petals! For my pointed petals, I hot glued two flowers together then added that little square part we cut off in the beginning.

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

This is a great time to get the kiddos involved! They can hand paint and embellish the flowers with paper, buttons or glitter. My kids weren’t interested in crafting on this day and since I am an impatient crafter, I went with spray paint!

Egg Carton Flowers- Valspar Paint

Egg Carton Flowers- Spray Painted with Valspar Paint

I sprayed the bottom first then flipped them over and painted the top. The process was super quick as the spray paint dried on the cardboard almost instantly.

Now, you can finish your projects with the flowers like this:

Egg Carton Flowers

OR, you can take it to the next level by molding the petals! You’ll be amazed at how the petals come to life with a little bending and shaping!

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

From here the possibilities are endless! Glue a magnet on the back for pretty refrigerator art.

Egg Carton Flowers

Punch a hole in the center and add the flowers to a strand of lights.

Egg Carton Flowers

Create a wreath using a floral ring or cardboard cut out. These can be finished in so many ways! You could paint your floral ring or add some dimension by hot glueing moss or filler.

Egg Carton Flowers

Spring Wreath

Spring Wreath From Upcycled Egg Cartons

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

You could also glue them to a canvas or chipboard initial for cute wall decor! There really are no limits with this upcycle, so use your imagination and let’s save some egg cartons!!

Smooches!

 

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