A Creative Way to Use Up Your Celery Stalk Ends

I was cutting celery the other day and my 4 year old kept saying, “It’s a flower.”


I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about until she pointed to the end I cut off and said we could make flowers with it.

DSC07051I was a little surprised and thought, “Well, aren’t you a smartie?!”

We got some paint and paper and got to work.


We just poured a little acrylic craft paint onto a plate and dipped the cut-off part of the celery stalk into it. I had to trim a few of the celery pieces down a little bit so it didn’t transfer as one big blob.

We stamped away and then washed it so we could layer our flowers with a different color.


That gave us this look.


We put them into frames and are going to enjoy them for a while πŸ™‚

Make Art Using Celery Stalk Maggie May's Gifts


So, next time you cut some celery, leave a little time for crafting afterwards πŸ™‚ This is a great way to make use of your scraps and have a little fun with your kids (or by yourself!)

Make Art Using Celery Stalk Maggie May's Gifts

What is the most unusual item you have used in crafting? Please share in the comments!

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21 thoughts on “A Creative Way to Use Up Your Celery Stalk Ends

  1. Wow – what a neat idea! I’m constantly amazed by how creative kids can be and how differently they see things. My son is always saying, “Don’t recycle that Mommy! Let’s make something” whenever I put something in the recycling. I guess we’ve done a lot of arts and crafts with paper towel tubes and such. These “flower” prints are really pretty. I think we’ll give it a go!

  2. How cute! I love the two tone. . . and I think we have some old celery in the fridge that needs to get used up anyways. Maybe we’ll make some art too!

  3. Waoowww!!! Gr8 idea. I love smart DIYs. And this project turned out so well. They look so pretty. I am definitely gonna try it. And its perfect for my daughter too. Would be fun.

  4. Those are so pretty. I’ve often looked at the end and thought it looked like a flower, just never got around to getting crafty with it! I’ve heard you can also plunk them in ground to regrow celery.

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