Make Egg Carton Flowers-Recycling

By on November 12th, 2012

Near me..Recycling is the most interesting activity..may be I will show you someday the rough stuff I have saved in my craft room, which makes my mother angry sometimes but I know how to keep her cool with a warm hug..hehe..she thinks I am making my craft room more dirty with these recyclable stuff until I make something useful with these unnecessary things.

Kitchen is my favorite area for collecting these kind of things, like any crockery thing like cracked mug/broken mug, chipped vase ,Plate, plastic spoons or any tin can , sweets box , soft drink bottles , any glass or tray etc. You can check some more up-cycled fun tutorials here in my archives list .

Here today is a flower..the most light weight flower ever..Any guess about the material?? Ok Lets see detail below;

Its a Styrofoam egg carton flowers.for making these flowers you will need to have;

-Styrofoam egg carton


-common pins/thumb pins

First you will cut the box carefully,

then separate all the little egg containers parts.

Cut their edges & make a round shaped cups,

Cut it with scissor and you can shape them as any petal.

Fix a center bud & its done.

For making a center bud rosette you will cut a strip of the same Styrofoam(you can try with tissue paper too)

Make it round & fix with a thumb pin.(Dont use any GLUE or adhesive thing)

A common pin will also be ok but be careful while working.

Flowers are done,Now you can color these & arrange with any floral arrangements.

The thumb pin was having more weight than this light weight flower, so I fix a common pin for the rosette making and fixing.

I hope you understand the whole process of making these up-cycled/recycled flowers.

In next post I will show you How & where I arrange these flowers.So dont forget to visit my next Tutorial post.

Have a look at my previous fun recycling ideas with Styrofoam things;

Styrofoam Henna designed Box Tutorial

Card Making Tutorial

Jewelry Organizer Tutorial

I hope you remember these archive posts,but If you don’t, visit again & enjoy!


~ Khadija

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#1AmbreenNovember 12, 2012, 10:33 am

That’s really lovely and easy to make. As always, beautiful and creative work!

    #2Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 12, 2012, 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the sweet words!

#3Michelle LNovember 12, 2012, 2:35 pm

A great upcycling project! I love them because each one is a little bit different, and the pure white of the styrofoam is gorgeous as a flower.

    #4Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 12, 2012, 5:10 pm

    Thanks Mich..I enjoy making this creation :)

#5ileana-carmenNovember 12, 2012, 4:01 pm

Very nice and very easy. Thank you.

    #6Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 12, 2012, 5:11 pm

    Thanks ileana !!

#7Jen GoodeNovember 12, 2012, 5:48 pm

What a great way to recycled all that foam, I love this project. Thank you so much for sharing on the Winter Holiday Hop today!

    #8Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 12, 2012, 6:01 pm

    Thank you Jen..! its making is fun :)

#9Dani – ATA GirlsNovember 12, 2012, 7:18 pm

As always Khadija – your ideas are terrific. Thanks for sharing – Joining from Inspire me Monday –

    #10Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:39 am

    Thanks a lot, I try to create something easy & useful.

#11Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and LearningNovember 12, 2012, 7:20 pm

Cute, yet simple! I love it.

    #12Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:40 am

    Thank you dear.

#13nilgün komarNovember 12, 2012, 7:43 pm

epeydir senden haber almamıştım
seni yeniden gördüğüme sevindim

    #14Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:42 am

    Thanks dear nilgun!

#15SJ @ Homemaker On A DimeNovember 12, 2012, 11:22 pm

I pinned this :)

    #16Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:43 am

    That’s so sweet of you..thanks

#17LuzminaNovember 12, 2012, 11:27 pm

This is a great project Kadhija, thanks for sharing. :D

    #18Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:44 am

    Welcome..I like sharing :)

#19Tiffany WindsorNovember 13, 2012, 1:15 am

Love the recycle idea! Thanks for sharing!

    #20Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:45 am

    Recycling is fun! Thanks

#21Debbie KasteNovember 13, 2012, 1:31 am

Great project and saving the environment too! Thank you for sharing:)

    #22Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 7:45 am

    Thanks..Go Green & have fun my friend :)

#23ranjanashankarNovember 13, 2012, 8:42 am

Wow..this is amazing…thanks for sharing…

    #24Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 11:13 am

    Thank you so much!!

#25Ana LopesNovember 13, 2012, 10:11 am

How fun these flowers!! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial !
Happy week!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

#26Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 11:14 am

Thanks for enjoying the tutorial,
Love from Pakistan :)

#27DawnllNovember 13, 2012, 2:51 pm

So much fun using these in a project…so glad you joined the hop and shared with us.

    #28Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 13, 2012, 6:38 pm

    Thank You so much for admiring this idea.

#29Ummu AziNovember 14, 2012, 12:00 pm

Wow!! You make us think twice before throwing things like these….Thanks for sharing dear..

    #30Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 14, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Thanks a lot for always appreciating my ideas :)

#31IskricaNovember 14, 2012, 5:26 pm

Nice, dear, your works are so unique!

    #32Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 14, 2012, 5:38 pm

    Thank You Iskrica

#33JillNovember 15, 2012, 1:31 am

These are such cute little flowers. You always find such creative ways to craft with recycled materials!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    #34Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 15, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Thank You Jill for enjoying this idea.

#35Christina at I Gotta Create!November 15, 2012, 12:15 pm

Brilliant idea and way to recycle!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Come {link} party with the Wildly Original Crowd.

    #36Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 15, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Thank You :) I will be linking..

#37Katherines CornerNovember 17, 2012, 2:56 am

wonderful recycle project. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    #38Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:47 am

    Thank you Katherine

#39DishaNovember 17, 2012, 10:37 am

What a lovely recycle project. Pure white flowers are looking beautiful. Loved other styrofoam projects too. Nice job.

    #40Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:48 am

    Thanks Disha, its always good to recycle & recreate..!

#41MsXpatNovember 18, 2012, 5:33 pm

Wow the detail is amazing. The flowers look lovely.

    #42Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:49 am

    Thanks a lot..

#43Ana EugénioNovember 18, 2012, 8:06 pm

wow! truly creative :) congratulations and thank you for sharing.. xxo

    #44Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:49 am

    so sweet of you..thanks

#45DilaNovember 18, 2012, 9:10 pm

╮✿ °•.¸

Ótima maneira de reciclar isopor.
O porta jóias de isopor é um mimo.
Boa semana, amiga!

✿ °•.¸

    #46Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:50 am

    ✿✿ Thank you Dila ✿✿

#47MiriamNovember 19, 2012, 1:08 am

Que ingeniosa la flor, yo también suelo guardar muchas cosas, creo que es una característica de los que reciclan, ja, ja … Besos que tengas una linda semana

    #48Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    Hi Miriam,
    agree with you, only those people who like recycling can save the mess :) haha
    Love ~

#49StaceyNovember 19, 2012, 3:20 am

Very cute idea!
Thanks for sharing this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

    #50Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    Thanks Stacy

#51PaulaNovember 19, 2012, 12:36 pm


    #52Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    Thank you!

#53ChristineNovember 19, 2012, 11:23 pm

Oh WOW!! I would have never thought of turning egg cartons into gorgeous flowers!! Well Done!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

    #54Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 20, 2012, 8:53 am

    Thanks, try this & you will be enjoying :)

#55Christina at I Gotta Create!November 21, 2012, 9:28 pm

I love recycle projects like this! Great idea.

Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

    #56Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 26, 2012, 7:41 am

    Thank you Christine..

#57Rebecca @ Natural Mothers NetworkNovember 22, 2012, 10:49 am

Looking forward to the next in the series! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration Sunday! Rebecca x

    #58Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 26, 2012, 7:42 am

    Thanks Rebecca,, I would love to share some more :)

#59saraNovember 22, 2012, 3:20 pm

Looks amazing! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

    #60Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 26, 2012, 7:42 am

    Thanks..Enjoy sara..

#61Anne KimballNovember 27, 2012, 2:31 am

Hi Khadija, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm, and I’m visiting from the More the Merrier Monday.

Such beautiful work! My grandmother would have just loved you. She couldn’t throw a thing out to save her soul, bless her heart.

Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

    #62Khadija’s Creative MindNovember 28, 2012, 11:27 am

    Thanks Anne for the visit and for leaving such sweet words here. I will be visiting you soon :)

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