Eggs are one of the most common breakfast foods around the world. You can make omelettes, scrambled eggs, or sunny side up. Oh the possibilities! But the variety in egg creations are not the only thing that makes eggs great. Eggs come with many nutritional benefits, such as helping you lose weight!
Not bad for a budget friendly food, wouldn’t you agree? (But remember, eat only 2-3 eggs a day to prevent consuming too much cholesterol.)
But what do you do when you run out of eggs? Do you just take the empty egg carton and recycle it?
If you do, you are doing yourself a disservice. There are plenty of uses for egg cartons! Don’t believe me? Check out this slideshow for 35 creative ways to repurpose your old egg cartons.
1. Arts and crafts
Isn’t that just the cutest ladybug craft you ever saw? That’s just one of the many arts and crafts projects that you can make with egg cartons. Check out this fun bunch of ideas here.
2. Bird feeder
Are you a bird lover? Or do you want to decorate your garden with some flying friends? Fill an egg carton with bird seed and use some rope or twine to hang your DIY bird feeder from a tree.
3. Hardware organization
If you do a lot of work around the house, or you known someone who does, check out this great tip. Never lose another nut or bolt again by placing these little bits and pieces inside of an egg carton. The days of misplacing a small screw are over.
4. Jewelry organizer
Likewise, it can be easy to lose jewelry pieces. Small earrings or other accessories are not something you want to lose as you’re getting ready for a night out. Keep your jewelry organized by placing items inside of an egg carton.
5. Laptop stand
If you work on your laptop a lot, you might find that your back hurts from slouching over to work on your laptop. Correct this issue by using egg cartons to boost up your laptop. Forget expensive laptop stands – this budget-friendly alternative works just fine.
6. Nail polish sorter
If you have too many nail polishes to store in your bathroom cabinet, use this nifty solution. Place your nail polishes inside of an egg carton to prevent spillage from making a mess. For a clean aesthetic look, organize your polishes by color.
7. Office supplies organizer
Lost your favorite office organizer? No problem. Keep your tacks, paper clips, and other items in an egg carton to keep these items from spilling out into your desk.
8. Ornament storage
Love the holidays? Store Christmas ornaments in an egg carton so they don’t break. A broken ornament could be one way the Grinch Stole Christmas.
9. Paint tray
Channeling your inner Bob Ross? Good for you, art is a wonderful form of expression. Pour paint colors into an egg carton to make a mess-free and disposable paint tray. No need for an expensive art palette if you are looking to channel a budget-friendly Bob Ross.
10. Refrigerator organization
Just because an egg carton is empty does not mean it has to leave the refrigerator. Place an empty egg carton inside your refrigerator and use it to sort items like mustard bottles to prevent them from leaking into your fridge. Eggs truly belong in the fridge.
11. Ribbon sorter
Use some PVC pipe to create a convenient holder for your ribbons. It will make it a lot easier to use and prevent it from getting tangled. Learn how to make one here.
12. Seed starter
Use an egg carton as a seed starter. When your seedlings are ready to be planted you can just plant the entire egg carton into the ground. It will disintergrate and won’t need to be removed.
13. Sewing kit
You can turn an egg carton in a sweet sewing kit. No more loose threads, needles or buttons. Now you can save your cookie tray for other uses!
14. Snack tray
Do your kids like a variety of snacks? You can use an egg carton as a snack tray for your kids to prevent them from spilling their snacks all over the place. Plus, they can have their royal choosing of whatever snack they’d like.
15. Sort baby socks
Baby socks are adorable! But they are also tiny and can get lost or separated from their twin sock pretty easily. Try placing a pair in each slot of an egg carton to keep them together.
16. Boho flower wall hanging
Looking to decorate your home or apartment? Here’s a simple yet endearing look. Follow this tutorial to recreate this flower wall.
17. Decorative canvas
If you’re looking for a fun craft to make with your kids, look no further. This decorative canvas will bring out the Van Gogh in your family. This is a perfect idea for a birthday gift too!
18. Butterfly flowers
Butterfly flowers are a great way to make a fancy looking craft in a simple way. Paint them, spread them around the house, do whatever you like. These flowers have versatile uses!
19. Easter basket
Yes, egg cartons can be upcycled to easter baskets! How fitting, right? Eggs supporting the most well-known egg holiday there is.
20. Flower garland
This creative craft will have your friends and family wondering how you got so nifty. All you need are different colored cartons (or you can paint them), scissors and wire. Follow this tutorial to create these lovely fairy lights.
21. Flower mirror
Looking to beautify a bland bedroom or bathroom mirror? Take old egg cartons and create a flower border. Follow this tutorial to achieve this cute look!
22. Flower wreath
Who doesn’t like a homemade flower wreath? Who would have thought a flower wreath could be made out of egg cartons? Not me. But check out this tutorial to make this easy 3-step egg carton flower wreath.
23. Kindergarden math game
It’s always important to encourage your child’s education at a young age. And with the help of egg cartons, you can do just that! All it takes is some beads and buttons with numbers.
24. Mini plant pots
Do you want to embrace your inner gardener but you don’t have a yard to work with? Or maybe you’re just starting out and want to begin with a small plant? Use egg cartons as mini plant pots. Problem solved!
25. Return them to your farmer
If you find yourself stacking up egg cartons and are not sure what to do with them, here’s a thought. Return them to where they once came. Your farmer will always be grateful for having more egg cartons to store fresh chicken eggs.
Have family game night coming up, but misplaced your card holder? Oh no, now what? Go out and buy a new card holder? Nonsense! Simply cut lines with a sharp knife at the bottom of an egg carton and voila. Game on!
28. Bead organizer
Are you an aspiring jewelry maker? Use compostable or plastic egg cartons to store your beads. Easy to grab for all your home jewelry needs.
29. Fire starters
Did you know you can use an egg carton as a fire starter? I sure didn’t. But if you find yourself needing a flame and all you have is an egg carton, try this DIY fire starter.
30. Gift box
Stand out from the table of gifts with a homemade gift box. A little paint and a little decor can beautify an egg carton into a unique gift package. This is one great way to present a memorable gift.
31. iPad stand
Binge watching a show on your iPad? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could set it on a stand? Unfortunately, iPad accessories can get expensive. But thankfully we have egg cartons to act as an iPad stand! Hooray for innovation.
32. Ribbon organizer
If you are a craft enthusiast, check this out. Egg cartons can hold beads, sewing threads, needles, and now ribbons. What can’t they do?
33. Ring holder
Not all egg cartons have to be used collectively. Even cut into pieces, egg cartons can still be useful. Use one to hold your rings for easy retrieval.
I love Mancala, but that doesn’t mean I want to go out and buy it. I don’t play it enough to justify spending $10+ at the toy store. But this DIY mancala board works just fine for the spirit of the game!
35. Egg carton wall insulation
Love music, either listening to it loudly or playing it? Use egg cartons to insulate your walls. That way, you can enjoy your music as loud as you want it (within reasonable limits), and your neighbors will thank you.
What did I tell you? Egg cartons do more than just hold eggs. And their budget-friendly price offers so many possibilities!
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