This week I needed to have an entry for a homemade flower challenge being hosted at Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue . I had intended to submit my cold porcelain roses that I used on my Spring Fairy House but at the last minute I found the perfect project to hold the egg carton roses.
I apologise that this post is up after Easter but it might give you an idea for an end of year/ happy summer vacation gift for your child's teachers or a beautiful Mother's Day gift.
All you need to make these roses is a cardboard egg carton and some spray ink or paint.
- Cut the cups out of the bottom of the egg carton. I rounded off any extra pieces to make them uniform.
- Cut the cup into 5 petals. Try to get the cut all the way to the bottom of the cup as this will give you more room to roll the sides.
- Spray the cartons will colour of your choice. Allow to dry until they are just barely moist to the touch.
- Use a hot glue gun and overlap the edge of one petal onto the the next. Do this with the next cup but push the petals closer together.
- On a third cup roll the petals up starting at one side and rolling as tightly as possible. This makes the bulb of the flower.
- Glue the bud to the centre of the medium sized layer by adding a dollop of hot glue to the bottom only.
- Do the same with the final layer.
- Use your fingers, a pencil or tweezers to roll back the edges of your petals.
- Spray with additional colour and allow to dry completely.