28.6.10

Using egg carton for decor...

So, here's another one of my use-renew-reused projects. This is made using egg cartons, Styrofoam, paint and beads (I didn't have to buy a thing!).

First, you start off with egg cartons... Special thanks to my Grandma for saving these for me. She's awesome!
and a circle Styrofoam (again from my grandma!)
Cut the Egg carton and smash (carefully) down to form a flower bud.
Glue them to the Styrofoam starting in the middle and moving out in a circular fashion
I painted the buds bright yellow first then shaded a metallic sliver on top (to match our room)
I then added some beads
that's it!
I wish I took better pictures because it's SO much better looking in person!
Here's a link to another egg carton decor I did.


I'm linking this up to the following parties:
MakingThe DIY Show OffKeeping It SimpleSumo Sweet StuffThe Girl CreativePhotobucketAll Thingz Related
CreativeShareWednesdaysShow and Tell GreenMake it Yours @ My Backyard Eden



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60 comments:

  1. This is precious! Love how elegant and classy it looks!!! Who'd know it was recycled??? Great idea!!!


    LaKeta

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  2. Who knew egg cartons could look so good?! Love how it turned out! Very unique! Great job!

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  3. Very pretty. I never would of guessed you made it from an egg carton.
    -Crystal

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  4. So cute!! kind of reminds me of a pineapple :P

    i love it! I want to try this. Ive tried to save egg cartons but I eat eggs to slow. I throw them away because I have nowhere to store them!

    This makes me want to start saving them again

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  5. How Cute!
    I think it would look awesome in the shape of a letter. I could do a giant "C" for my family room!
    I guess I better start saving egg cartons!

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  6. Really this is so clever! I may have a problem getting these paper egg cartons over here though because mostly I see the styrofoam ones in the grocers. What a fun art project this is and thanks for sharing it! Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  7. This is awesome! I love crafts that use garbage! It is beautiful too! i will feature this at somedaycrafts.blgospot.com today!

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  8. SO cute! And how creative are you!?! Who would have ever thought egg cartons could be so cute! Wonderful job! :)

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  9. Just popped over from Someday Crafts.........this is to die for! I'm saving egg cartons and calling my family to have them save theirs too. Thanks for the great idea!

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  10. This is so amazing!!! I am in love! Great job, you are so creative!!

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  11. Very cute idea...who knew mashed egg cartons could be so wonderful.

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  12. I'm really amazed by your materials! Looks great!

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  13. What a unique piece of art you created. I am so amazed!

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  14. Wow! Your egg carton decor is amazing! I never would have imagined something made from egg cartons could look so elegant. Can't wait to try my hand at making my own.

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  15. WOW...seriously adorable and I NEVER would have guessed what you made it from! amazing, I can not wait to try one!

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  16. Sooo clever and original!! I've never seen anything like this!! Good Job!

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  17. That is the coolest idea! Love how it turned out! :)

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  18. Menina!! Quanta criatividade!! adorei!!!

    Uska Hope
    http://uskab2.blogspot.com/

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  19. Its beautiful! If you photo doesn't do it justice it must be incredible in person. I'd like to make a sphere. I used to save egg cartons for someone who had chickens. Now gotta save them again it seems!
    Are the beads glued or pinned?
    Kathy

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  20. Oh My Gosh! It's adorable! How clever and thrifty! Very creative!

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  21. Thanks everyone!

    Kathy, I glued them on as well.

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  22. What a great idea, so frugal so creative... awesome.. this looks almost like a candy box...very classy candy box

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  23. Audra, this is a hit! A TON of people came over from somedaycrafts yesterday. Hundreds!!! Your stats must be through the roof yesterday!

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  24. This is amazing! I'm one of the hundreds over from Someday Crafts. ;) This is truly spectacular, especially knowing what it is made from!

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  25. Very beautiful and striking and CLEVER! Love the rosettes, but the beads are the perfect finishing touch! I did a double take when I saw what is was made of. Awesome!

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  26. Incredib!! This is so pretty. I love it when I can create something and not have to go purchase supplies. This is one of those and it is amazing.

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  27. That is REALLY cute! Great idea!

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  28. This is so interesting and romantic looking. How ingenious. It makes me want to make one!

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  29. That is so creative & cute. I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Found you through tip me tues.

    Have a great day!
    Jami

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  30. Wow! That's pretty cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  31. How did you ever think of this? It's really incredible. And I think it looks awesome in the photos, so I can't imagine it in person. Way to go!

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  32. That is craftastic! why is it anything I make out of egg cartons looks like it is made out of egg cartons?

    new follower:


    http://thedinnerfortwoproject.blogspot.com

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  33. I actually saw this earlier in the week & saved it for a future must do project! You are so creative, I love it!

    *come take a look at my blog too if you'd like :)

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  34. I would have never thought of this in a million years! It looks so awesome. No one would ever guess you used egg cartoons.

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  35. OMG - this is fabulous!! Great idea. I loved your flowers from the Dollar Store challenge as well.

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  36. Wow! Seriously?!?!? That's cool! Please join me at Dragonfly Designs for the latest linky! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Oh Im totally TOTALLY in LOVE with this!
    it's gorgeous!

    xoxo
    bB

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  38. That is so great! How creative!
    Thanks for joining us @ Anything Related!!

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  39. What a great idea! I never would have guessed those were made from egg cartons. Very elegant looking.

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  40. Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  41. You were featured today!! Check it out at the link provided and be sure to snag my featured button! Thanks bunches!

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/07/lots-more-to-share.html

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  42. Appleseed Gifts featured you tonight! Check it out below:

    http://appleseed-gifts.blogspot.com/2010/07/simpsonized-crafts.html

    Feel free to grab my I was Featured button!

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  43. That is awesome! So creative

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  44. wow. so easy!! and cheap!! love it! looks very elegant!

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  45. WOW that is unbelievable. LOVE IT -- I'm your newest follower. Please stop by my place, and if so inspired, please follow me in return.

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  46. This is great! And sooo creative with the items used! Too cool!!!

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  47. I LOVE recycled projects, and that one is just fantastic!

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  48. Man is this cool. I CAN NOT believe how fantastic this turned out. I have tons of cartons too, and just LOVE this so much. It is PERFECT and thanks to your incredible tutorial, the ideas are swimming around in my head like crazy. I would SO love if you joined my weekly party **Amaze me August** and share this with my readers. I could probably go to each one of your posts, and ask you to link up, they are ALL so awesome, but if you would especially do this one, and simply keep me in mind next time, I would REALLY appreciate the support. Thanks, and I am your newest HAPPY follower. Bella :)

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  49. Awesome result! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  52. I love it. I never guessed you made it from an egg carton. So creative.
    Congratulations.

    I shared your work in my blog.

    http://mayri-hayriyeninrenkleri.blogspot.com/2011/03/yumurta-kolisi-sanati-eggcubism.html
    <:))

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  53. I LOVE this craft and I'm actually wanting to do it for our Craft Club....buuuut my "buds" keep ripping as I smash them! How did you do it without them ripping? I would love some tips!! Thanks!!! (I would have emailed you but I wasn't sure how to...but if you'd like to respond, my email is kristenfell@gmail.com)

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  54. Super super cute!!! I am trying to do it tonight but my keep ripping like Kristen is saying? What are we doing wrong? I have a tons of cartons but they just keep ripping. Here is my email if you wanted to email me too. Thanks
    andelinj@gmail.com

    Thanks for the great craft ideas :)

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  55. Very clever! Who knew egg cartons could be so elegant?..oh, I guess you did! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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