Do you remember all the way back to December when we did Craftmas? Well this is kinda the same and kinda different because now it’s all about Easter and springtime fun! There’s an awesome crew of kick-ass craft ladies involved again, you can find links to the Instagram feed at the end of this post.
We’re Welsh and as daffodils are basically the national flower of Wales AND a springtime flower, we decided to make this beautiful bouquet for you. Being heavily pregnant (at the time of writing this) meant that a simple craft was an absolute necessity this time around. I was also really keen to use recycling as they key element. Something about having another child makes me hyper aware of environmental issues, so we’re really striving to reduce, reuse and recycle materials wherever possible!
So here’s what we made: egg carton daffodils that can be made into a bouquet or presented as a wreath, as shown here:
You will need:
- An egg carton (ideally for a dozen eggs)
- Hues of non-toxic acrylics in yellow
- Green chenille sticks/ pipe cleaners
- Glue gun and approximately 3 glue cartridges.
- Embroidery hoop or cardboard
- Green felt
Step 1: Paint your egg carton
Paint the egg carton in its entirety as you will using all of it to make the daffodils! We decided to paint the whole thing first and then cut out the sections. Afterwards, we added details to the individual cartons.
Step 2: Glue guns at the ready!
Grab the larger ‘egg cups’ (seriously, my pregnant brain is struggling to describe these!) and glue green chenille sticks to the underneath of each. Unless you have an older kiddo around, this is best left as an ‘adult job.’ Harrison (aged 8) helped with this part.
Step 3: Assemble your daffodil
I cannot tell you how seriously tempting it is to just write ‘glue the smaller thingy into the larger thingy.’ Thank goodness for photographs! Okay so, place a blob of glue onto the end of the smaller cone shaped sections and place in the middle of the egg cups. You might need to hold them in place for a little while until dry.
Step 4: Arrange prettily
Place in a vase and use as a center-piece on Easter Sunday or give someone special a bunch of ever-lasting Springtime flowers.
Go the full distance and turn the daffodil bouquet into a springtime wreath.
For this part, we simply wrapped the stems of the daffodils around the hoop, then glued the flower head in place. To cover over any wooden gaps, we used strips of green felt for petals and pompoms as extra decoration – because when isn’t there a good excuse to use pompoms?
I hope the ramblings of a heavily pregnant lady weren’t too off-putting! If you want more ideas please check out the following links: