Celebrate spring with a floral project that recycles household trash into something beautiful! This project makes a perfect Mother's Day gift or pick-me-up for a friend or teacher. These springtime flowers last all year round.

Celebrate spring with a floral project that recycles household trash into something beautiful! This project makes a perfect Mother's Day gift or pick-me-up for a friend or teacher. These springtime flowers last all year round. WHAT YOU NEED *Cardboard toilet paper tubes *Acrylic paint *Bamboo skewers *Tissue paper *Scissors *Paintbrush *Ruler HOW YOU DO IT 1. Paint the cardboard tubes in your desired flower colors. Be sure to paint the outside as well as the inside of the tube. Let dry. 2. Paint the bamboo skewers in green and let dry. 3. Use a pencil and ruler to make a mark 1-½ inches from either edge of the cardboard tube. Draw a light line around the tube at these marks. 4. Cut from the edge of the tube to the inner line. Make another cut a ¼-inch over, from the edge of the tube to the inner line. Continue all the way around the tube on both ends. 5. Fold up the strips away from the center to make a daisy shape. Touch up any unpainted petals with paint and let dry. 6. Stuff the inside of your daisy with tissue paper. 7. Use the sharp edge of the bamboo skewer to pierce the center of the flower and attach the skewer as the stem. 8. Repeat for as many flowers as you want to make and arrange into a bouquet. WHO THOUGHT THIS UP OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they're closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.