How to make a Recycled Flower Bouquet in 5 Easy Steps

VDay Bouquet

Just over a year ago, we went to a local art gallery, ArtFusion19464 for a kid’s event. While we were there, they did some pretty creative things with old magazines, egg cartons, and bottle caps. My kids have been talking about it ever since and have been begging to make some flowers.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, they thought it maybe a fun idea to bring their teacher a flower instead of a Valentine card. So, on this snowy Saturday, we got out the egg cartons that we have been saving (I can’t bear to throw them out) along with some paint and went to town.

Here is how we made a beautiful bouquet of flowers:

2013-02-09 9280 Supplies:

Egg cartons (the cardboard kind)

An old magazine (or pipe cleaners)

Paint and paintbrushes

A stapler





**Then punch a hole in the bottom (I used my scissors:)




**Use some creative license! This will be your flower…




**After you have a stem, staple it together to make sure it sticks.

Then put one top through the hole in your flower. This will be the stem. Alternatively, you can use two pipe cleaners twisted together. 



We plan on reusing this idea for lots of occasions! Daffodils in the spring, flowers for grandmothers on Mother’s Day (shh, don’t tell;), really any time a bouquet of flowers would come in handy!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. This is a great idea! We just took a carton out to the composter, so we’ll have to wait till next weekend to make them… but at least it didn’t go in the trash- right?
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  2. What a genius idea! I have some egg cartons I’ve been hanging onto “just in case” – I think I’ll show Princess Nagger this cool idea and see if she’d like to make some for her teachers! :)
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  3. These are so sweet! I bet my daughter would love to make them with me :)
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  4. We have TONS of egg cartons so we will definitely be making this craft! If I post our photos I will be sure to link in to yours.

  5. I love this! We’re almost at the end of some eggs so I’ll be sure to save the carton and try this one out!
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  6. What a great project to do with the kids to give to their teachers and grandparents.
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  7. Oh, now these are adorable!

  8. What a neat idea! I’ll save this for end of year, for my kids to thank their teachers & aides :)
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  9. I saw something along these lines but they took the flowers they made and put them on mini christmas lights for a little girl’s room. Cute!

  10. These are so super ADORABLE! I am definitely going to try making some with my kids for their Grandmoms for Mother’s Day this year. LOVE it!


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