Egg carton flowers are so much fun to make and can be used to decorate so many things.
With the holiday of Shavuos coming up, now is a great time to start filling the house with flowers and greenery to remind us of Mt. Sinai (where the Torah was given), and what better way than with lots of flowers made from recycled materials? I've put together this post with a bunch of tutorials from the archives to get you started, and hopefully you'll come up with some creative ideas for using your flowers. But if not here is a hint: crafted flowers of all kinds look fantastic simply hot glued to a large board and hung on the wall as art. Any takers?
Recycled soda bottle bottom flowers look like pop art or blown glass, perfect for making a great piece of wall art!
Delicate little rolled paper rose buds are sweet any which way, and a great craft for all ages.
Use this giant newsprint paper flower tutorial to make flowers from even printed newspaper, or any scraps of wrapping paper that find their way into your life!
Recycled soda bottle tulips, or crocuses, you decide, look great hung as mobiles or assembled into a bouquet.
And for the simplest flower craft of all, that happens to be truly enjoyable: simply open up some recycled cardboard boxes, get out the paints, and paint flowers on cardboard, and don't exclude the boys, I did this with a group of boys and they love it!
Hope you are inspired to get crafting, and would love to see your results!