Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the blooming flowers and much-needed warm weather. Easter traditions mark some of my greatest spring memories with friends and family. Who can say no to deviled eggs, dip-dyed eggs and egg hunts? But let’s be honest, we dye, boil and devil eggs then toss the egg carton out. After a particularly egg-ridden dinner party I was staring at my leftover egg cartons and wondering how I could incorporate their fun and funky shape into my Easter season this spring. Then I came up with a plan to transform the egg cartons into Easter gifts stuffed with all treat essentials.
- leftover egg cartons
- craft paint in spring colors
- sponge brush
- Easter stuffers (dyed eggs, candy and small toys)
- ribbon, baker’s twine or lace to wrap around the cartons, plus any other embellishments you want to add
Step 1: Using your sponge brush and craft paint, cover the entire outside surface of your egg carton in paint. Because cardboard is really absorbent, you may need to add a few coats. I did two coats of paint on all surfaces and three coats on the parts that had graphics on the egg carton.
Step 2: Now you can go crazy with the stuffing and make the egg carton look like a mini Easter basket. You could keep it simple with dip-dyed eggs, or you could fill it with only candy if that’s the way you roll.
Step 3: Finally, wrap your carton up. Why? Egg cartons don’t stay closed super tight. Plus, it’s cuter with some lace and twine. I also added some embellishments like straws, feathers and painted clothespins. There are no rules, but when I’m embellishing I tend to really layer it on there.
There you have it! The world’s cutest egg carton Easter gift ever. And I am qualified to make that claim. Also, can we get a double fist pump for easy, affordable crafts?