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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
 
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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

Step 2:

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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.
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
lovely
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is wonderful and you gave me a brilliant idea for an xmas gift for a coffee loving friend!
It is hard for me.
have a friend who is mad on starbucks so this pic is perfect from our leftovers! Loved it! Thanks
Creative genius! (and also very beautiful)
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!
romanreb4 years ago
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!
tenstriker4 years ago
Thanks for the last minute invite Heidi! Hope to see yours win!
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.
madziamarta4 years ago
wow. best idea ever.
helen474 years ago

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

bharold4 years ago
You are so amazing how do you do it? It is like your book of "Treasures From Trash". Everyone should vote for you.
WTG4 years ago
Of COURSE I voted for you! This is wonderful! Thank you!
intheboones4 years ago
Heidi you have my vote. You are amazing.
NJJulianna4 years ago
 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)

MsMarie4 years ago
Beautiful !!!
biview4 years ago
Go, Heidi!  This is great!
I voted for this..this is great!!!!!! keep inspiring!
iPD4 years ago
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!
BevinFL4 years ago
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


How has no one commented on this yet? This is beautiful! I love the texture and color scheme. Very nice work.
EcoHeidi (author)  peace, love, art4 years ago
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
Go Heidi!! This is SO cute & creative!  Good job! ~ Cori C.
I would love to have one of these pictures...it is so beautiful...you are so very talented, Heidi....
eileenhull4 years ago
Love it Heidi!
karenplanet4 years ago
Go, Heidi, Go!!!
Lola19744 years ago
I love this,....its sooo Van Gogh!
EcoHeidi (author)  Lola19744 years ago
Lola1974
Thank you! Wow what a great complement!
peachypaws4 years ago
OMG--amazing! You've got my vote :)
EcoHeidi (author)  peachypaws4 years ago
Peachypaws
Thank you so much for your kind words-EcoHeidi