One of the many ideas you can do with egg carton!


I started with cutting up the carton and separating it in squares (the part that the egg sits its a a square).


So egg carton can be a bit annoying to cut, make sure you have a strong scissors so it will be comfortable to work.


I cutted them in different sizes, so when I would layer them up and the different layer sizes would give a nice touch, painted with regular acrylic paint and used hot glue to assemble them.

I made five flowers, each one with 3 layers and some loose “petals” coming out of the center of them. I also had an old canvas that I didn’t really liked its previous art, so I painted it again over the old art. 2 or 3 layers of paint should do the job, I did 2.

 

Also use hot glue to attach the flowers on the canvas and a final touch of green.
Hope you like the idea, there are many other things I want to try with it and this was definitely a good first experience!

 

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How to make Pompoms fruits

How to make  Pompoms fruits

How to make Strawberry Pompoms

1. Wrap red yarn as a base for the pompom but add a few wraps of white yarn scattered here and there as in the photo to create seeds. Repeat this in random places as you go and build layers.

2. Add a small bunch of green yarn on one end loosely. Make the other half of your pompom in the same way and bring them together so the green parts meet at the same end.

4. For trimming, hold all the green yarn on top together and trim the red part only into a neat ball at first. Now trim the bottom end into a pointy shape to resemble a strawberry.

5. Now flatten the top green yarn and trim some yarns shorter than others, into a star-like shape. You can trim them much shorter if you like, I just like that leafy top of the strawberry so I tried to give some feature there. Keep a few yarns long in the middle as a stem. Yum!

How to make Kiwi Pompoms


I’ve made little diagrams on the top left corners of each image that show the part I’m wrapping in each photo next to it. Hope that helps!

1. Wrap a couple of layers of white yarn covering about 1/3 of the pompom maker in the middle area.

2. Hold a mix of white and black yarn together and wrap on the top for the seeds.

3. Wrap green yarn all over on the top and sides of the seeds, but not all the way to the very edges of the pompom maker. Leave some room on both sides. See the image above.

4. Wrap the brown yarn all over for the outer skin color. This time, cover the entire area of the pompom maker from edge to edge. This is now one half of your kiwi pompom.

5. For the second half, wrap entirely in brown skin color only. Put the two halves together and finish.
When you cut it open, you will have a green kiwi design in the middle surrounded by the brown outer color. Trim the green inner fruit part to make a flat top. To do this place your scissors horizontally on top of it as in the photo above and snip off the fluffy top. Be careful not to trim too close to the yarn that’s tying the whole pompom in the middle. The reason why we wrap extra brown yarn on top of the green in the first half of the pompom is to keep the center of the pompom away from the green part so this doesn’t happen, but it’s still worth checking that you’re not cutting too close to the center as you trim.

Once you’ve trimmed the top quite flat, trim the edges of the green circle to tidy up. Then snip off all the brown yarn sticking out next to the green like the photo above. Trim the rest of the brown yarn on the other side to make a longish kiwi like shape. Done!

How to make a Watermelon Pom Pom

I ended up with a massive pompom for this. I’ve been using a one-size-fits-all cardboard pompom maker for every pompom so far. If I want to make larger pompoms, I try to wrap more yarn. Or conversely wrap less yarn to make smaller pompoms. If you’re interested in tips for making different sized pompoms, I’ll try new methods next time and report the difference.

Ok, so for the watermelon pompom:

1. For the first pompom half, wrap pink yarn and scatter a little wrap of black yarn in random places as you go. Just like the strawberry above. Finish the entire first half of the pompom like this.

2. Now for the second half, start by wrapping a mixture of two green yarns – light and dark – next to each other, to create green stripes on the outer skin. You can cover 3/4 of the pompom maker with this (that’s what I did, see above) or the entire length if you’d like to make a larger green skin area.

3. Wrap a thin layer of white yarn on top of the green.

4. On top of this white layer, wrap the pink color you used in the first pompom half, either with or without the seed parts.

5. So one half of the pompom is entirely pink, the other half is made up of the layers of green, white and pink. As you see in the photo above, finished in pink on top. Put the two halves together and finish.

6. Now it will look like the last image above. Trim it as you like, into a round ball or a wedge with a pointy end as I did. Juicy!

How to Make a Lemon Pom Pom
Again, I added tiny diagrams in the top left corners to show which part is wrapped. Hope this helps!

1. Wrap a thin layer of white first, but not all the way from end to end. As you can see in the diagram and photo, you need to leave some room at both ends.

2. Wrap some yellow yarn like in the picture top right. Fatter on both ends and thinner towards the middle with a gap in the center.

3. Wrap another thin layer of white on top. As you can see, the shape’s narrower in the middle like an hour-glass.

4. Wrap more yellow yarn on top, filling up the narrow middle area.

5. Again, wrap a thin layer of white on top.

6. Now wrap a decent amount of yellow all over. This is your first half of the lemon pompom.

7. For the second half, simply wrap solid yellow color onl

Ta-da! When you open, you will get this yellow rough ball with some white lines going across. As with the kiwi, trim the top side with white lines flat. Keep your scissors flat to the surface and keep trimming.

Gather the edges towards the middle in your hand and trim the white circle edges neatly. Once you’re happy with the flat top, trim the rest of the yellow body into a neater lemon shape.

Ta-da! When you open, you will get this yellow rough ball with some white lines going across. As with the kiwi, trim the top side with white lines flat. Keep your scissors flat to the surface and keep trimming.

Gather the edges towards the middle in your hand and trim the white circle edges neatly. Once you’re happy with the flat top, trim the rest of the yellow body into a neater lemon shape.

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