Recycled Flower Garden

Happy Earth Day!


Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Today, I’m sharing with you a little project that we’ve been working on this past week – Recycled Flower Garden.  I did this project a few years ago and you can read that post here.  It’s so funny to look back and see how little my daughter was but then again she was only four years old!

I remember how much fun she enjoyed planting the flowers and decorating the cans that I decided we would try it again!  This time I did things a little bit different….


So here’s what I started with … 


Just some empty soup, sauce, and some tuna fish cans – pretty simple recycling project for Earth Day!


Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Supplies for the project: 

Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}


This time we painted the cans and then she went back and added some details (my little artist) 

Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Adding some detail …. I love the polka dots! 😉


This time we added some fun recycled water bottle flowers to the garden until the flowers grow! I think they turned out so cute!

Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recycled Water bottles – all you need to do is cut the one end off and then cut up and make your petals.  Once you have the petals cut just pull them back and bend the plastic to shape your flowers.  You can find lots of tutorials on how to make the flowers on pinterest. 


Here are few different examples of different ways to make recycled water bottle flowers. 

Crissy’s Crafts – modge podge flowers

Danielle’s Space – Recycled water bottle patio lights

Oopsie Maize – recycled water bottle flowers



Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}Waiting for the cans and flowers to dry …..  after they dried I added a clear glaze to the flower and the containers. 


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We filled the cans with potting soil and then Lilly planted the flowers she picked out

Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Once the flowers dried, I hot glued a wooden skewer to the back of the lid.  Yes, you will want to keep the lids!  Then I filled the center with a white pom pom  to make the center of the flower. 

Another good use for Washi Tape-  I covered my skewer with green/white chevron washi tape to give it a green stem look.  I also cut out of my water bottles .. the ends that I cut off.  I created leaves out of the extra pieces then I glued the leaves onto the skewers. 


Recycled Flower Garden {The Preppy Strawberry}

Welcome to our Recycled Flower Garden!





Earth Day Activities


Earth Day Ideas {The Preppy Strawberry}



Earth Day is just around the corner and I’m sharing with you some fun recycled projects and cool earth day treats!    

We love using recycled items from our house to make new things ….  Here are a few projects that I’ve made from recycled items and some new project ideas I found on Pinterest that you might be interested in trying for Earth Day!

In fact this weekend, I have a project ready to start using some recycled items….. blog post coming soon!


What will you be recycling for Earth Day? 




Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recyecled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recycled Scrapbooks {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recycled Scrapbook pages {The Preppy Strawberry}



Stained Glass Planet Earth{ Mom On a Time Out}

Stained Glass Planted Earth { Mom on Timeout} #EarthDay




  Globe Luminary {Twig and Toadstool}IMG_1765

Recycled Can Center Piece {Dollar Store Crafts}



Recycled Can Lid Plant Markers


Earth Day Cupcakes {Bird on a cake}


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Rainbow Earth Marshmallow Pops

{The Decorated Cookie}






Recycled Egg Carton Wreath


Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}


Looking for a fun recycled craft to make with your kids or class? This also makes a great gift for Mother’s day …. Also a great idea for the kids to make for Grandma!

We made these recycled egg carton wreath’s with Lilly’s Daisy Troop. They turned out super cute! The girls recycled egg cartons and then we cut them up and made flowers out of them!



First, we cut the egg cartons apart and shaped them into flowers. After, we created the flower shape we painted all the flowers a solid color. Next, once they flowers dried we added some detail to the flowers. After everything dried we hot glued the flowers to the circle form. We used cardboard for the wreath form and painted it green.

Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}




Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}

We did this project as part of “using our resources wisely” Daisy chapter but this would be another great project for Earth Day. The girls ended up giving the wreath to there Mom’s as a Mother’s Day gift.


Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry} 


Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}

Recycled Egg Carton Wreath {The Preppy Strawberry}


Happy Spring



Crafting Recap ….

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? It’s been really crazy around here the past month. Lots of fun craft projects in the works!  Now, all I need to do is upload the pictures and start sharing them with all of you!

Here’s one project I’m working on

Recycled Scrapbooks ….
cereal boxes
We are making recycled cereal box scrapbook pages for Girl Scouts this year.  Here is quick peek at a few pages. This is an ongoing project with my daughters Daisy Troop ~ The girls are having a blast putting the pages together!  I will post more details later. 

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