Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Egg Carton Spring Wreath


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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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Of course, it’s cute all by itself.

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62 comments:

  1. I love it! The colors are fabulous and what a fun project for kids to do. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. really cute! I'll be linking tomorrow!
    xoxo
    jessica

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  3. This is way cute! I remember doing something sort of like this when I was younger, but had completely forgotten about it.

    I just wanted to let you know I've given you an award. Keep up the awesome blog.

    Your award is here.

    Krista

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  4. Super CUTE egg carton wreath....I love it!!
    Great minds must think alike, I just posted about the wreath I made too!
    You're so crafty and creative, and I always love seeing your ideas!
    I hope you're having a great week :)

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  5. This is just plain adorable in that white frame! Love it.

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  6. Very cute, and this definitely would be a great craft for the kids!

    http://gigglesgalorenmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-chick-lamb-bunny-2x4s.html

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  7. How cute! I think this is super duper recycling! I found you at Blue Cricket. Please come visit me at http://barbwired0117.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a happy happy project!
    Would you link up if you have a minute to All Things Inspired? I'd love to for you to share this it's wonderful!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  9. Very cute! I love it framed (and I love that frame in particular!)

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  10. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/

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  11. Very cute! I love that this is something I could do with my kids!

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  12. What a brilliant idea! I am writting a post on Easter crafts and would love to add this to it. Will link back to you.

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  13. I am having a giveaway on my blog.

    $40 store credit to get a drawstring backpack with an adorable applique, great from summer camp and trips and lovely spring hair accessories for girls. You just have to leave a comment to win.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/40-store-credit-free-shipping-from-o-to.html

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  14. oooh so thrifty and springy! Very cute!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  15. What a fun idea! I really like the frame around the wreath.

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  16. What a great project to do with kids!

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  17. this is ADORABLE!! I definitely want to make this!

    www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  18. This is so nice. It would be great for a babyshower. I have ababy showers on the brain, it is great for spring as well.

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  19. This is so cute. I love projects with recycled materials.

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  20. LOVE this!! Such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. What a sweet creative idea! Thanks for sharing,

    Carlee
    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi!

    I've featured your beautiful print on my blog today! Go take a look if you have a chance!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-feature-happy-colors.html

    Have a great weekend!!

    -Sarah

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  23. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This is really cool and I love it inside the frame. Super duper fab!!

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  24. what a cute wreath. so eclectic.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm just loving this, especially in that gorgeous frame...I'm featuring this next Wednesday on All Things Inspired!!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  26. this is so very cute, and something I can get my kids involved in! I love it!

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  27. Love this, perfectly adorable!

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  28. What a great idea, and so pretty!

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  29. How fun! What a great idea for the kids. I've never seen anything like this before.

    I'd love to have you stop by my For the Kids Fridays Link Party and share! Stop by and check it out!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-4.html

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  30. This is an adorable and very pretty craft for the kids. Love all the fabulous easter colors and the idea to set inside a frame is clever!

    Sure Fit Slipcovers

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  31. I LOVE this wreath! It's so bright, cheery and adorable, especially in the white frame!

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  32. What a great idea! It came out so cute! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  33. Great idea! That is super cute and perfect for spring! Thanks for linking it up!

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  34. So cute! I'll be doing this with my kids soon. Thanks for the great idea!

    Laura @ ComeTogetherKids.blogspot.com

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  35. Adorable!! I really love it with the white frame!
    Cute idea!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-3-26-11/ Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  36. Super cute idea. Where do you come up with this stuff? I love it.

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  37. Wow, so pretty!
    On my to-do-list for my daughter ... :-)

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  38. LOVE it!! my little miss and i worked on ours this weekend. thanks for sharing!

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  39. Well - this is one amazing Spring Wreath! So CRAZY amazing! I love the way you repurposed things to create it. {I'm guessing it was a styrofoam egg carton?} Because I want to make one! Cute in the frame but very cute by itself. Oh - thanks for sharing and I'm a huge new fan!

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  40. You have beem featured in my Easter Crafts post.
    I would really appreciate if you could grab a text link saying I was featyre on House on Ashwell lane. Here is the text link.(I do not have a button yet)
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/

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  41. This is really cute! I LOVE it with the frame and the sign! Bur of course it is cute by itself too!

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  42. This is AWESOME. I love the beautiful colors you choose, and how cool is this FREE craft. I am featuring this on my facebook page girl.

    I will DEFINITELY make this one, I have about 100 egg cartons saved up, not joking.

    Thanks so much for finding me, YAYYY!-- I am your newest follower too, of course.

    Hugs,

    Bella :)

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  43. This is beautiful! Going to have a go at making one with my 2yr old - thank you! :)

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  44. What a fun idea and so pretty. You are very creative, I will have to try this with my home daycare.
    Angela
    http://www.daycareheadquarters.com

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  45. Thanks for sharing this post at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars. This week's party is now posted. I'd love to have you share with us again this week!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-5.html

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  46. You did absolutely great.
    Come link it up at our DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY on our blog, http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-craft-tutorials-party-32/

    Rose

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  47. What kind of paint did you use? I'm thinking acrylic paint might chip off? Or am I wrong?

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  48. I am really diggin' this & so are many others! I saw you at Saturday Spotlight by Craft Envy. I would really like to feature this on my blog. I will send you the link.

    My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love for you to add this post: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

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  49. This is such a great craft for the kids! I would love to feature it on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  50. You are featured on KoolBeenz!
    http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/featured-crafters-2-with-tutorials.html

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  51. Great kid's project. Thanks for linking to Kids Can Craft. You've been featured at this week's party. Be sure to add the button to your Features page:)

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  52. We loved this craft for kids, so we shared it on our site!

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu

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  53. Hey Kat!

    Hope you get to 500 today! Love this wreath, btw...


    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  54. Really cute idea, I love it! We featured it on our blog today and linked your blog to the post, you can check it out at 500dollarwedding.blogspot.com

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  55. Great tutorial! Love it, thanks for sharing

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  56. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/egg-carton-spring-wreath/


    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  57. Kathie,

    We would love to feature your brilliant idea for an Egg Carton Spring Wreath on our blog Totally Kids Times. http://kidtimes.wordpress.com

    Our readers would be impressed with this colorful transformation of an egg carton which all may have an excess of this time of year.

    Please let me know if this is okay with you. We will also send you a $15.00 Totally Kids fun furniture & toys Gift Card as a token of our appreciation for sharing.

    - Kelly (kayrocks (at) gmail.com

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  58. I just found this and I am LOVING this!! I featured it on my blog here: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/04/10-easter-crafts-for-kids.html

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