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:

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.

Coffee Cup Challenge

Runner Up in the
Coffee Cup Challenge

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    poofrabbit

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    omicronomicron

    8 years ago on Step 3

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

    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!

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    romanreb

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    tenstriker

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    helen47

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bharold

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    WTG

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

    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)