Introduction: Cardboard Coffee Cup Collage Art Bouquet-Painted

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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:

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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

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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.

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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 (author)2014-11-29

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

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-06-14


poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

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

susanchen2011 (author)2012-06-28

It is hard for me.

omicronomicron (author)2011-02-06

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

porcupinemamma (author)2010-05-20

Creative genius! (and also very beautiful)

peace, love, art (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 (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 (author)2010-05-12

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

instructme4life (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 (author)2010-05-12

wow. best idea ever.

helen47 (author)2010-05-12

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

bharold (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 (author)2010-05-11

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

intheboones (author)2010-05-11

Heidi you have my vote. You are amazing.

NJJulianna (author)2010-05-11

 This is AWESOME Heidi! 

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 (author)2010-05-11

Beautiful !!!

biview (author)2010-05-11

Go, Heidi!  This is great!

knittingsandthings (author)2010-05-11

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

iPD (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 (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, love, art (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.

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 (author)EcoHeidi2010-05-10

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

marylou_m_004 (author)2010-05-10

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

eileenhull (author)2010-05-10

Love it Heidi!

karenplanet (author)2010-05-10

Go, Heidi, Go!!!

Lola1974 (author)2010-05-04

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

EcoHeidi (author)Lola19742010-05-04

Thank you! Wow what a great complement!

peachypaws (author)2010-05-04

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

EcoHeidi (author)peachypaws2010-05-04

Thank you so much for your kind words-EcoHeidi

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