How to Make Paper Planters


Mini Flowerpots
Mini Flowerpots paper planters
Mini Flowerpots paper planters

Make Mini Flowerpots and you can have a pansy in a pot, red roses blooming year 'round, or sunflowers bringing sunshine in. Grow a miniature garden in a simple egg cup in this paper planter kids' craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper egg carton
  • Acrylic paint
  • Silk flowers and/or dried flowers
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft glue

How to Make Mini Flowerpots:

Step 1: Cut 1 cup from the egg carton. Trim the edges of the cup as smoothly as you can.

Step 2: Paint the cup the color of your choice, keeping in mind the color flowers you have chosen. If needed, apply a second coat of paint. Let dry.

Step 3: Select enough flowers to fill the cup, and arrange them in a pretty cluster. Cut the stems so the flowers fit inside the cup.

Cut the flower stems to fit in the cup.
Cut the flower stems to fit in the cup.

Step 4: Apply craft glue along the top inside edge of the cup, and glue the flowers in place. Glue the individual flowers to each other if necessary. Let dry.

If you'd like, paint a few designs around the cup. Check out these adorable hearts!

Decorate a mini flowerpot with hearts.
Decorate a mini flowerpot with hearts.

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