Save a cereal box and a pair of scissors & reproduce this home decor

Gerbara daisies with their multiple petals are cheerful, but while they grow easily, they simply don't last. If you love that explosion of color and energy but can't bear the inevitable demise of natural flowers — nor will you bear the expense of silk flowers, this recycling option is fast, fun and practically free.
Durable, manageable boxes come with cereal, usually in bright colors. If you want to bring a certain hue to your decor, then it's easy to slather the strips of cardboard from the box with your favorite colors. You can keep these forever daisies in a vase by the window, attach them to gifts, or give a bouquet to a friend.
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Materials
- Work surface
- Large, colorful cereal box
- Scissors
- Paper Popsicle sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Small, colorful cotton balls
- Acrylic craft paint (we used Craft Smart, white)
- Craft paintbrush
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Instructions
1. Cut off the folds and tabs of the cereal box.
2. Using the front, cut three 1 1/2-inch strips on the horizontal, about 8 inches long.
3. Cut two more strips, 5 inches long.
4. Using one of the longer strips, make cuts every ¼ inch about ¾ of the strip's depth. When you've finished, the strip will be completely feathered.
5. Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the front edge of the strip.
6. Secure the Popsicle stick vertically onto the bottom of the strip, so the stick is down and the feathers are up.
7. Roll all of the strip around the Popsicle stick, placing glue in a line along the bottom edge as you roll it up.
8. Fold down the feathers of the strip, making a flower pattern.
9. Place a dab of hot glue in the center of the flower, and add a cotton ball.
10. Repeat steps 4-9 for the larger strips.
11. Paint the smaller strips with the acrylic paint. Cover completely. Allow to dry.
12. Repeat steps 4-9 for the painted strips.
13. Place your pretty flowers in a vase, and enjoy.
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