How to make faux cotton stems
Cardboard egg cartons
Hot glue gun & sticks
Cotton balls – Really any size will do.
Beige brown and dark brown paint.
Let’s get started, shall we?!?
Separate the individual egg cups from the carton by cutting them with scissors. Cut four petal-like shapes around the cup. This will form the pod of the cotton ball.
Bend each “petal” of the ball towards the middle and set aside to dry. This part doesn’t have to be perfect because nature isn’t perfect.
We’ve got our branch and “petals”, so now we need to add the cotton. I used jumbo sized cotton balls because that’s what I found, but any size will do. Make a cotton boll with your hands and then using a thick thread divide it into 4 sections..
Next, put some hot glue into the bottom of the cotton pod and stuff the cotton ball into it.
Watch the video below:
I hope you have fun creating your own farmhouse cotton branches.