Spring Fence with Egg Carton Flowers
This spring craft is like a mini scene of all the things we like to see at the beginning of the spring season. Build a fence from popsicle sticks, add egg carton flowers and you have a charming little display. I typically love a little background added to the crafts I make, after all a setting is just as important as the focal point. A structure such as a fence is a great stepping stone to creating more detailed backgrounds. In the meantime though a picket fence is a nice and easy option for those of us who can't create such elaborate settings.
I also really love how rustic this craft came out. Sometimes I admittedly show a perfectionist quality to my work and it's important to make art for fun and not get so technical about it, sometimes accidents are good and sometimes great things are born from taking a chance and experimenting. Here I cut up an egg carton to make the flowers and I was certainly inspired by the lovely Arielle Goddard at artcampla.com I love her designs and color palettes they are pretty perfect!
You can see how the flowers are not perfectly symmetrical, the colors vary and the textures are uneven, this is exactly what you want, a more organic look, which is much more respectable to the beauties of nature! So remember to "just art" don't organize and over rationalize, art is supposed to be unique. Check out my quick tutorial below!
Step 1. Hot glue several popsicle sticks together to create your fence. I chose to trim the tops pointy and the bottoms flat. You can do this with a wire cutter or a craft knife, but be careful cutting wood.
Step 2. Paint your fence how you'd like.
Step 3. Next cut out the cups of the egg carton and shape them into flowers, cut out circular centers as well.
Step 4. Paint your flowers and the centers.
Step 5. Hot glue shredded grass to the fence then the flowers.
You may want to hot glue on magnets to the back and hang this on the fridge. You may also want to hot glue a ribbon on the back for hanging!
Happy Spring everyone I hope it comes quick for you!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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