Full disclosure: Travis and I had hoped to make this adorable wreath around the holidays, but I didn’t have anyone to borrow an empty egg carton from – talk about #veganproblems! We’ve now gladly upcycled one from Travis’s grandma, so why not make it a Valentine’s Day wreath? In fact, depending what colors you choose for the wreath, it could work to adorn your door at almost any holiday.
First, we needed to tear the egg carton into separate compartments. Nothing like ripping things apart to get out some energy on a snow day.
Travis then used a pencil to poke a hole through the center of each segment, which might have been even more fun than the ripping!
He then threaded all of the compartments onto a long white pipe cleaner (you can choose the color for this based on any holiday, too). He thought it looked like a snake at this point – fun!
Once all the segments are threaded, you’ll need to bend the pipe cleaner and space them out evenly until you have your cute little wreath. Secure the two ends of the pipe cleaner together by twisting.
We painted our wreath with green watercolor paint. In retrospect, I would paint first, let dry, and then thread them on the pipe cleaner.
Once dry, Travis helped glue on little gems, pom poms, buttons, and other red items.
We finished our wreath with a little bow. I added a second pipe cleaner that could be the handle, and hung it from our front door.
Happy Valentine’s to all our readers!