Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton Collection Box

The Mini-Saurus "C" and her sister
have quite a few "collections".

We have collections of:

gem stones,
plastic jewels,
hair accessories,
Barbie shoes,

We've found that egg cartons
are the perfect way to sort
and save many of them.

(thrifty too -- since collecting tastes can change!)

First we painted the box...
pink (her favorite color) of course.

The we broke out
the glitter glue
to bling it out.

Let it dry and you're good to go!

Happy Collecting.


danita said...

awesome! my princess is a hoarder and would love this!

Bethany said...

ok so being perfectly clear I'm dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to crafting, so I'm going to ask you.

My daughter collects... wait for it...dum dum wrappers. I thought it might be cool to use them to decorate an old glass bottle that we have and then she could use it as a pencil holder. My ? is, what is the best way to get something like dum dum wrappers to stick to a glass bottle?

pink and green mama said...


Great question and it's not dumb at all!
I would use my favorite Mod Podge to decoupage dum-dum wrappers to a glass container. You could also decoupage them to the cover of a composition notebook or a hardcover spiral notebook to make a journal or scrapbook. She could even glue in her favorite wrappers in the pages like a scrapbook of dum dum wrappers : )

You could try using Elmer's white school glue diluted with a bit of water to paste them on but I don't know if they'll stick as well as they would with mod-podge because I seem to recall the wrappers have a bit of a waxy coating on them.

Would love to see what you end up doing! Send me an email, photos, or a link to a post if you do it!

pink and green mama
pink dot green dot 98 at verizon dot net

The Activity Mom said...

B is a collector for sure! Great idea!

recycled paper printing said...

Good job kid! you are so cool! i love your work.. You are creative!

Miller Moments said...

gave you an award on my blog today. :)

TMCPhoto said...

I've been wondering what I can use our egg cartons for beyond the caterpillar crafts, this looks like such a cool project and one that will help keep the Peanut's rainbow stone collection in one place

artsy_momma said...

My toddler painted one to store all his golf balls in :)

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Love it! Come link your cute project at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

jlbee said...

was just staring at my egg cartons and thinking... whaaaaa?? there must be something... and here you are, completing my thought, as always. i gave you the "beautiful blogger award" on my blog today. check it out at http://paintcutpaste.com - and thank you for your artsy ways.

Katie said...

I Love the art book! What a great idea. My Mia is quite the artist as well and our fridge is covered. I definitely need one of these!

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Love it! Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

Rebecca said...

This is such a simple yet awesome idea! Love it!

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