Saturday, 23 May 2020

My "Eid Mubarak" Egg Carton Wreath - 30 Day Craft Challenge

My "Eid Mubarak" Egg Carton Wreath - 30 Day Craft Challenge



Salam, first of all, so sorry for the "hiatus" - the last couple of days have been quite busy! Eid preparations are in full swing, and, although we have been crafting every day - I just haven't had the time to post our crafts! Today's post represents Day 25 of the Crafting Challenge and there were only 5 days left before Eid so you can guess how excited the kids were. They wanted to make sure all of our crafts were related to Eid. Today we made another decoration to enjoy the Eid ul Fitr festivities.

Once again, the items I used for this craft were easily found within the house. Today we used an empty egg carton to make a hanging wreath! The finished product looks amazing and we are so happy. Take a look below to see how we took an empty egg carton and transformed it into a beautiful piece of decor for our home!

Materials:

  • Egg carton - ours was an 18-egg one
  • Paint - we used acrylic paint and we chose three colours
  • Paint brushes
  • Palette
  • Paper Plate
  • Glue gun
  • Stickers or glitter to decorate
  • Scissors and I also used an Xacto knife 
  • Two strips of paper and markers
    Some of the items we used


Steps:
  1. Cut and separate each egg compartment from the egg carton (I used an Xacto knife to help with this part) 
    Start cutting these all out individually! An Xacto knife helps
  2. Use scissors to trim the loose pieces around the egg cartons
  3. Begin painting - we chose three colours and painted 6 of each colour 
    Here's how they look once they've been painted with acrylic paints
  4. Allow these to dry - we placed ours in the sun for very fast drying
  5. Cut a large circle in the middle of your plate - you have the option of painting this paper plate or leaving it as is. Ours was already a floral theme so I didn't paint it 

  6. Once the painted egg cartons are dry - start using your hot glue gun to stick them on following a pattern 
    Turned out pretty nice! Now for the decorations
  7. With the extra egg cartons, decorate the outer part of the wreath
  8. Use stickers, or glitter to fill the inside of the cups - this will give your wreath a more festive look 
  9. Write Eid Mubarak on two separate strips of paper and glue or tape them to the back of the wreath so they are visible in the middle
  10. In order to hang the wreath you can use a 3M hook or ribbon, but we just used double sided tape
  11. We placed ours on our front door, but you can place it anywhere you like! 
Thank you dear friends for supporting me and joining me on this journey! I am so happy with the parents and teachers I have met along the way. Hopefully you can come back to check out our next Craft Challenge post. Five more to go!

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