Make a Recycled Cardboard Flower Sculpture

June 24, 2020


Community Education

Learn how to construct a beautiful flower sculpture to hang on your wall, using recycled cardboard!

Follow along with step-by-step instructions in the video above with NBSS Middle School woodworking instructors Emily Fazzina CF ’18 and Emily Natale. They’ll cover the supplies needed, how to measure and cut the cardboard tubes, how to glue them together, plus some decoration suggestions for your finished wall art.

You’ll need these supplies:

  • Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Ruler
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (with adult supervision if needed)
  • Paint or markers to decorate

View the slideshow below to see pictures of the steps.

We’d love to see your finished artwork! You can send photos directly to us at, or post on social media and tag @nbssboston or #nbssboston on Facebook and Instagram.