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
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
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.
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.
Runner Up in the
Coffee Cup Challenge