How to Easily Repurpose an Egg Carton Into Floral Wall Art

by Michelle
3 Materials
3 Hours

Transforming an ordinary egg carton into stunning floral wall art is a creative and eco-friendly way to repurpose waste materials. With just a few simple steps, you can breathe new life into an item that would typically end up in the trash. Let me show you how I turned trash into treasure!

Cutting up the egg carton

1. Cut up the egg carton

I started by cutting up the carton and separating it into squares (the part where the egg sits is a square).

Cutting the egg carton with strong scissors

Tip: Egg cartons can be a bit tough to cut, so make sure you have strong scissors.

Painting and gluing the egg carton flowers

2. Paint the egg cartons

I cut the flowers in different sizes, so I could layer them. Then, I painted the flowers with regular acrylic paint and used hot glue to assemble them.

I made five flowers, each one with 3 layers and some loose "petals" coming out of the center.

Painted canvas

3. Paint the canvas

I had an old canvas and I didn't really like the art on it, so I painted over it. Two or three 3 layers of paint should do the job.

DIY egg carton flower wall art

Use hot glue to attach the flowers to the canvas, then add a few brush strokes of green for the stems.

DIY egg carton flower wall art

I hope you like this simple DIY egg carton flower wall art idea. Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below.

DIY egg carton ideas

For more creative ways to use egg cartons to make cute home decor, discover the best egg carton flower crafts on Hometalk here.

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  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 23, 2018

    Did you draw the green stems? Looks really very nice!

  • Toni Shelton Toni Shelton on Jul 23, 2018

    Could you make these to look like Poinsettias for a Christmas decoration? I ask because my mom's birthday is coming up soon and she loves to decorate for Christmas. I think it would be soo appreciated by her if I made her a Christmas decoration instead of giving her something store-bought.

  • Miri Stoner---- Miri Stoner---- on Mar 16, 2020

    What brand paint did you use?

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