If you eat eggs, you’re likely to get egg cartons you throw away or don’t know what to do with. There are many crafty ideas out there on how to reuse egg cartons, from using as organizational storage boxes to small crafts.
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In a magazine I saw an egg carton that was made into a tray to hold jewelry. Something from that article inspired me to think that an egg carton would make a cute spring wreath. I got out a couple of cartons and scissors and started putting together a wreath and this is what I came up with.
It makes a fun craft to do with kids, especially in a classroom setting, and is inexpensive. It can be decorated anyway you like. You can use craft supplies you already have on hand too.
You will need
- 2 paperboard egg cartons
- Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Paint & paintbrush
- Decorative elements of your choice
Step 1. Trim off the lid and closing flap. Then trim the points that stick up between each individual egg cup.
Step 2. Cut the tray into 4 pieces as shown.
Step 3. Arrange the 4 pieces as shown.
Step 4. After you have completed Steps 1-3 for both egg cartons, arrange them into a wreath shape as shown. Then take each piece and trim the edges to make them smoother.
Step 5. Hot glue each section together. Apply the glue at the top of the egg cups and hold together until it sets.
Step 6. Take the lid, and cut into strips. You can use these strips to reinforce the wreath by gluing them across the sections on the back.
Step 7. Paint the wreath front and back with the desired color/s. Spraypaint would make this faster. I used a paint sample from Lowes I already had.
Step 8. Add your decorative elements!