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By Handmade Charlotte
Whether spring has sprung or you just want to add a little touch of life and color to your bedroom or party, it's time to get crafty! This simple upcycling project is perfect for decorating your home. If you know us, you know that we LOVE recycling and repurposing materials into fun new things, and this is an amazing way to do just that!
Nellie’s cartons are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and have a significantly lower carbon footprint than most paper pulp cartons. And by upcycling them into a beautiful garland, you're helping the environment and having fun all at once. Thanks to the strong plastic that protects Nellie's Free Range Eggs so well, this garland is sturdy enough to withstand anything—yes, even a birthday party for the kids. Three cheers to saving the planet one craft at a time!
To add the leaves onto the string, poke two holes into one side, as shown. Then, put the needle through each of the holes. This will help the leaf sit flat on the garland.
Continue adding flowers and leaves onto the string.
Once all flowers have been added, cut contrasting tissue paper centers (these will look like circles, about 2 inches across). Pinch the center of each circle and crumple the excess up as shown. Add a dot of Mod Podge into the center of each flower and attach the new tissue papper center onto each dot. Let dry completely, then hang as desired.
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