Upcycled Flower Garden

Spring, my favorite season, is finally here in my neck of the woods and I am loving the warmer days and sunshine.

We’ve been gearing up for spring with our Paper Plate Nature CollagesPainted Feathers, and Mixed Media Rainbow Art.

Now, Easter is around the corner and I have teamed up with a group of creative ladies for Hopfest, two weeks of Easter and spring crafts to give you and your family some creative inspiration this season.  Join us over on Instagram at the hashtag #hop_fest to see the new ideas shared daily.

Our Hopfest idea for this EGGstravaganza is this Upcycled Flower Garden, a fun use of recycled materials to create a beautiful garden that never dies! See our materials and steps below:



  • Styrofoam block, I got mine at our local craft store in the floral department
  • Wooden skewers, ones used for kabobs with the sharp ends
  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • Pom Poms
  • Bottle caps
  • Glue
  • Hot glue


Step 1:

Cut out some circle shapes out of cardboard. We traced some different sized bottle caps.


Step 2:

Paint your circles and add some glitter while the paint is still wet.


Step 3:

Paint your styrofoam block green. We also painted our wooden skewers (trimmed to size) in different shades of green and made some leaves from our cardboard scraps.

Step 4:

Use hot glue to glue the cardboard circles and leaves to the skewers (adult supervision). Glue bottle caps and Pom poms to the front of the painted circles.



Step 5:

Stick the skewers into the styrofoam block and add extra Pom poms to the base.


Our finished flower gardens:





Pin for later!flowergarden3

Looking for more spring and Easter ideas? See our Rubber Cement Easter EggsGiant Cardboard Feathers, and Milk Carton Bunny Habitat

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