A while ago I got to thinking about how to display dyed Easter eggs. Usually we put them back in their carton in the fridge. Refrigeration is a good idea, but I still wanted something cute. I came up with the idea to make flowers out of toilet paper rolls. I like using household items to make something pretty.
One egg holder is no help at all, so I needed a garden. A garden needs a little fence. I had a box from a bakery (those brown doughnut boxes) and it looked to be just the right size. I cut down the sides and covered them with some green tape. Then I used hot glue and little tiny Popsicle sticks to make a picket fence. I used scissors to cut points on the Popsicle sticks because that’s fency.
I filled the box with green Easter grass. I hate Easter grass so I glued it down with lots of hot glue so it won’t come loose and I won’t go crazy picking it up all over the house.
As for the flowers, I drew a flower freehand. Then I sat at the computer for an hour perfecting a completely not-freehand flower because I can’t stand petals that are different sizes. I made 3 different sizes of flowers just for variety. I cut slits in the middle so I could glue the flower to the cardboard tube I put a little strip of a different color around the inside.
Finally I wrapped green yarn around and around the tube/stem of each flower. I hot glued the flowers into the flower garden box with short flowers in front and taller ones in the back. Voila, flower garden to hold eggs:
I wanted to make something completely disposable because I don’t have anywhere to keep all the stuff I make. That’s why it’s made mostly out of paper and cardboard. This little garden was a lot of work though, so I don’t see myself throwing it away any time soon.
P.s. One day, after I had been working on this project for a while, I saw that FamilyFun’s website made flower Easter egg holders from toilet paper rolls too. I thought I had a pretty original idea here, but I was wrong. All well, I still like mine.