Grocery Bag Flowers

No watering, no wilting, just a cooky little flower!

Materials Needed:

  1. Plastic grocery bags (various colors)
  2. Scissors
  3. Chenille (pipe cleaners)
  4. Straw
  5. Glue
  1. Cut 3-4 different sized circles from the bags, one 4 in. circle, one 3-in. circle, and one or two 2-in. circles.
  2. Layer the circles (centers aligned) in the following order - from bottom to top: small, large, medium, small (if 4 are used).
  3. Push chenille through the centers of the circles until 2 1/2 inches are sticking out of top.
  4. Grasp the plastic and chenille from the bottom and twist.
  5. Add a drop of glue to the twist and insert chenille and twist into the end of a straw. If it is a bendable straw, bend the straw to keep the chenille in place.
  6. Bend the top portion of chenille inside the flower to form the 'stamin'.
  7. Fluff the bag circles out to form the petals of the flower.
  8. Put flowers in a vase or used can and enjoy!


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