10 EGGCELENT WAYS TO REUSE EGG CARTONS

March 21, 2013 by Priya Gulati 12 Comments

10 ways to reuse egg cartons
Easter is right around the corner and that means eggs, eggs, and empty egg cartons! As you all know, I am a big fan of preserving, including recycling and upcycling. So, this year, instead of throwing away your empty egg cartons, here are 10 ways to reuse them.

1. Cushion ornaments. Eggs are delicate objects, as are Christmas ornaments. Thus, use your egg cartons to store your holiday decorations.

2. Seed starters. Fill the cups of an egg carton with soil and place a seed in each one. Once the seedlings have sprouted, simply snip each cup free and pop them straight into the soil. The cardboard will decompose as your garden grows.

3. Organize. Use the compartments to organize screws, buttons, jewelry, or other trinkets.

4. Packing material. Cut up clean egg cartons to make lightweight packing material to protect fragile items in the mail.

5. Paint palette. During craft time with the kids, use an egg carton as a paint palette. The individual cups are perfect for mixing colors. When the painting is done, simply toss them in the trash.

6. Reuse them as egg cartons! If you like shopping at the farmers market, then save up your old egg cartons and re-use them the way they were intended: to transport eggs. The local farmers will surely thank you for sparing them the cost of another piece of packaging, and you’ll have done a good deed for the Earth.

7. Transport cupcakes or other deserts. Keep those tasty mini-muffins, cupcakes, and other sweets snug as a bug in an egg carton.

8. Store golf balls. What a great place to store extra golf balls. Easy to sort by brand and condition and they are stackable so they can be stored neatly.

9. Make centerpieces for a summer picnic. Camilla Fabbri provides a great step-by-step tutorial!

10. Be creative. Create a piece of art like this Volkswagen Truck advertisement.

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Rachel says

April 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I made a bouquet using this tutorial (rather than a wreath.)

http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.com/2011/04/make-it-egg-carton-wreath.html

P.S.I’ve spent the day printing off your recipes so that I can try them ASAP!

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