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Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Flowers

Since real flowers are a little scarce these days, why not try making some out of recycled material that will last longer and also help your family practice reusing and reducing trash! This cute yarn wrapped cardboard flower bouquet could brighten up a teacher's day on Teacher Appreciation Week, be a beautiful handmade gift for mom on Mother's day, or serve as a creative little way to say "Congrats" to a 2020 grad. Gather up what you have in your household and let's get crafty!

Materials needed:



straws or chopsticks

scrap paper




tin can

crinkle paper or rice


1. Draw flower shapes with your pencil on cardboard and cut them out with your scissors.

2. Cut a little slit in the cardboard to hold the yarn and start to wrap yarn around the cardboard until completely covered. Tie the end of the yarn to another piece and cut off the excess.

3. Stick the straw under the yarn and secure with a little dab of glue.

4. Cut out strips of scrap paper, fold in half and write short messages on them. Glue to the straws or sticks.

5. Arrange flowers in a container of your choice. I used a tin can, covered it with paper, and filled it with Easter grass, but you could find an empty glass jar and fill it with rice or beans instead. Use whatever you have around the house and get creative! Gift it to a teacher, your mom or a graduate to show your love and appreciation. You will definitely have made their day because they know it was handmade with love especially for them.

We hope you have as much fun as we did making these upcycled yarn wrapped cardboard flowers! Please share and tag @friendsandfaire on Instagram! We would love to see your one of a kind creations!

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