Introduction: Cardboard Coffee Cup Collage Art Bouquet-Painted

Recycling Creatively by transforming Cardboard Coffee Cups into Art.   Entire Collage is made from items normally thrown away in a Starbucks Coffee Store.  Roses are made from cardboard cups......leaves are made from cardboard hot sleeves.....blossoms are made from  plastic lids.....miscellaneous background dimension made from plastic lids, cardboard hot sleeves, napkins, stir sticks and  cardboard oatmeal containers. Entire Art Collage was then painted with acrylic paints.  by EcoHeidi

Step 1:

Materials needed:  Gathered from Starbucks...Cardboard coffee cups, cardboard hot sleeve, plastic lids, napkins, wood stir sticks, Cardboard oatmeal containers, Collage glue, brush, paper punch flower shape, acrylic paints, white glue.
To prepare the roses, smash the cardboard coffee cups and glue to hold. Wrap a rubber band around until glue is dry

Step 2:

Apply a coat of the collage glue to the background of the canvas. Place napkins and tear cardboard hot sleeves. Place items into the glue.
For heavy to hold items, use a white glue. Make  roses from the cardboard coffee cups....blossoms are punched with flower punch.....leaves and  background dimension are cut and torn  from cardboard hot sleeves...stems and background dimension are wood stir sticks.

Step 3:

When all pieces are glued and the glue is dry, brush on the acrylic paints. Let paint dry. See photo in intro for paint colors.


monica.strucinski made it!(author)2014-11-29

This looks amazing even without the paint! Genius!! :)

sabu.dawdy made it!(author)2013-06-14


poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-11-13

This is wonderful and you gave me a brilliant idea for an xmas gift for a coffee loving friend!

susanchen2011 made it!(author)2012-06-28

It is hard for me.

omicronomicron made it!(author)2011-02-06

have a friend who is mad on starbucks so this pic is perfect from our leftovers! Loved it! Thanks

porcupinemamma made it!(author)2010-05-20

Creative genius! (and also very beautiful)

peace%2C+love%2C+art made it!(author)2010-05-20

Wow, I had no idea you were so accomplished until someone referenced one of your books. Your youtube video in the California Starbucks is such a wonderful campaign. Congrats!

romanreb made it!(author)2010-05-20

Collage is my very favorite art expression and this is just beautiful.  I usually don't care for "flower pictures", but this is just so wonderful.  makes me think I could spend long happy hours just sitting in front of it, LOL!  Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone.  Thanks so much for this gift to all of us.  Please don't ever stop!

tenstriker made it!(author)2010-05-12

Thanks for the last minute invite Heidi! Hope to see yours win!

instructme4life made it!(author)2010-05-12

I've been a fan of Heidi's work for many years. I don't know this website, but when I got the tweet I had to come vote for this.

madziamarta made it!(author)2010-05-12

wow. best idea ever.

helen47 made it!(author)2010-05-12

Heidi, this is just beautiful!  You are a great inspiration to everyone with your art/craft...Thank you

bharold made it!(author)2010-05-12

You are so amazing how do you do it? It is like your book of "Treasures From Trash". Everyone should vote for you.

WTG made it!(author)2010-05-11

Of COURSE I voted for you! This is wonderful! Thank you!

intheboones made it!(author)2010-05-11

Heidi you have my vote. You are amazing.

NJJulianna made it!(author)2010-05-11

 This is AWESOME Heidi! 

CLARY+DOULOSHANDMADECRAFTS made it!(author)2010-05-11

HEIDI you are the queen of green art  thanks for inspire us to do what we love while we care for the earth beautiful place we live keep it up!!!( and YES i voted for you)

MsMarie made it!(author)2010-05-11

Beautiful !!!

biview made it!(author)2010-05-11

Go, Heidi!  This is great!

knittingsandthings made it!(author)2010-05-11

I voted for this..this is great!!!!!! keep inspiring!

iPD made it!(author)2010-05-10

EcoHeidi - anyone can do with good materials what looks like garbage, but do this in the opposite direction and that this could not be seen - it can only real artists!  Excellent work!  My congratulations!

BevinFL made it!(author)2010-05-10

Heidi sweetie oh it is so beautiful and you are so talented.    You are such a blessing to everyone and you touch our hearts so deeply.

I am honored to have you as a forever friend  an family  member

you have left me speakless  Hugs and love and Prayers to you

Love You  BevinFL

peace%2C+love%2C+art made it!(author)2010-05-03

How has no one commented on this yet? This is beautiful! I love the texture and color scheme. Very nice work.

EcoHeidi made it!(author)2010-05-03

Peace, love, art..... I just posted this a few days ago. I'm new to this site too. Thank you for your kind words-EcoHeidi

Corinna45 made it!(author)2010-05-10

Go Heidi!! This is SO cute & creative!  Good job! ~ Cori C.

marylou_m_004 made it!(author)2010-05-10

I would love to have one of these is so are so very talented, Heidi....

eileenhull made it!(author)2010-05-10

Love it Heidi!

karenplanet made it!(author)2010-05-10

Go, Heidi, Go!!!

Lola1974 made it!(author)2010-05-04

I love this,....its sooo Van Gogh!

EcoHeidi made it!(author)2010-05-04

Thank you! Wow what a great complement!

peachypaws made it!(author)2010-05-04

OMG--amazing! You've got my vote :)

EcoHeidi made it!(author)2010-05-04

Thank you so much for your kind words-EcoHeidi

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