I sort of feel like a rock star when I turn what would be trash into a treasure! I love how I was able to recycle this egg carton and transform it into a rustic conversation piece. Adorable paper flowers are showcased in this egg carton craft! It only took a few craft items that you probably already have on hand, and an empty egg carton.
- Empty Cardboard Egg Carton
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock Pack
- Floral Stem Wire
- Light Green Spanish Craft Moss
- Darice Layered Flower Die Cuts
- Core’dinations Sand It Set
- 3-D Adhesive Foam Dots
- STYROFOAM Discs
- Round Crystal Rhinestones
- Hot Glue Gun
Make sure if you are using Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core paper, the paper is placed on the die with the colored part facing downward.
The unique aspect of Core’dinations cardstock- and why I love crafting with it, is that the core of the cardstock is a different color than the surface. When this cardstock is sanded, torn or embossed the core color comes through! This gives wonderful texture and dimension to your craft projects.
Lightly sand all components of the flowers. This allows the core color to come through (in this case, kraft), and makes the flowers wonderfully rustic.
Cut a small piece of Styrofoam to fit in each egg section that you would like a flower to be in. I chose to stagger my flowers.
Who would have guessed that an ordinary cardboard egg carton would make me so happy?
If you’re looking for more ways to recycle everyday items into fun craft projects, check out our post on 15 Recycled Crafts to Try.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).