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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Egg carton wreath

Hi everyone.  Did you vote yesterday?  I took Baby Chuck into the voting booth.  He wasn't too sure about the candidates, but he was very excited about pushing the buttons.

As I sit here and watch the results coming out on tv, I thought I would post my adventures crapting this egg carton wreath.  Since this DIY involves crap (egg carton), it technically should be posted on Friday.  But, I was so happy with how it turned out that I just couldn't wait.  (I also took a bunch of photos of the flowers for my blog facelift.  Do you like it?)

I think this is my favorite crapt so far.  It's pretty, cheery, and colorful.  It's also super easy to make.

- egg carton (<--crap)
- cereal box
- craft paint
- paintbrushes
- hot glue gun (or possibly any other strong glue)
- scissors

Step 1:  Get yourself an egg carton.

Step 2:  Cut the lid up into leaves.

Step 3:  Cut the egg cups up into different flower shapes.

RIP Egg carton- This is all that's left

Step 4: Cut out a ring from a cereal box (I traced a bowl and plate to create the ring)

Step 5:  Paint and let everything dry (I also doodled "hello," cut it out, and painted it)

Step 6:  Glue everything onto the wreath (I glued the leaves first, then the "hello," then the big flowers, and then the small flowers)

Happy Wednesday!

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Happy making, friends!


  1. HOW CUTE!! Very clever. So going to do this with Cindy when she is older. :D

    1. Thanks! ( I hope Baby Chuck likes crafting when he gets older too.. then we can make lots of things together. ;D)

  2. Wow! You painted those flowers so gorgeously! Awesome way to recycle a egg carton! I'd love for you to share this wreath and any other crafts at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


    1. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this lovely wreath at Submarine Sunday #6. Stop by and grab a feature button, and please link up again soon! :-)


  3. Loved your blog so much, I whipped up a quick feature of you and the blog.

  4. It's awesome how many great crafts can be made from egg cartons. This wreath is beautiful! I'm featuring this post for Discover & Explore today, too.

  5. Thanks for sharing. It really looks so beautiful. I am going to make it with my Kindy children... Joy.

    1. :) Glad you liked it joy. Isn't it neat when "junk" gets turned into something beautiful?


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