Alright then. I've never done a tutorial before but I figure, gotta start somewhere, right? So here is Tutorial 1: Toilet Paper Tube Egg Carton Flowers!!! I made this tutorial in honour of Mother's Day which is Sunday. (Note to self: Call Mom.) These flowers are very easy to make, with stuff most of us have around the house.
For a set of 3 (which is a good number) you will need:
4 toilet paper tubes, 1 egg carton, pencil, PVA (white) glue, ruler, exacto knife, scissors, acrylic paints, paint brush
Step 1: Paint all toilet paper tubes a nice shade of green. Let dry.
Step 2: Divide one of your toilet paper tubes into 3 equal sections.
Step 3: Cut on lines with the exacto knife.
Step 4: Draw a line 1 cm from the bottom of the tube. Add leaflet shapes above the line around the entire tube. Do this for the other 2 tube sections as well.
Step 7: Now take your egg carton and cut out 6 egg cups (2 for each flower). Do not cut through the middle of the egg carton. You will need the square parts that stick up in the center of the carton between each egg cup. See the following picture. Save 3 of those square parts.
Step 8: For each flower, you will trim 2 egg cups and 1 inner square part. Trim one of the egg cups as tall as possible and trim the other egg cup, a little shorter than the first.
Step 9: Cut petals into the 2 egg cups. On the tall cup, make deep cuts that go down to the bottom of the cup. Make these cuts all around the cup. On the short cup, make shallow cuts all around the cup. See picture.
Step 11b: Paint inner square parts as well. Let all flower parts dry.
Step 12: As in the picture, draw a line 1 cm from both the top and bottom of each of the remaining 3 toilet paper tubes. Draw parallel lines all around the tubes.
Step 13: Use the exacto knife to cut through each parallel line as shown. Do this for all three tubes.
Step 14: Push out gently from the inside of each tube on all strips to create a vase shape. This is the flower stem. See photo.
Step 15: Now you are ready to assemble your flowers. Each flower needs: 1 large petal egg cup, 1 small petal egg cup, 1 inner square part, 1 green crown and 1 green stem.
Step 16: Use white glue to adhere a green crown (leaflets pointing down) to the top of each green stem.
Step 17: Assemble the flower parts. Glue an inner square part into each small petal egg cup. Now glue a small petal egg cup into each large petal egg cup.
Step 18: Glue an assembled flower to each stem. And voila! A Mother's Day bouquet!
Step 19: Have a Happy Mother's Day!