When your friends and family first set eyes on this pretty flower frame, there’s no way they’ll believe you made it yourself. And even more amazingly, they’ll never believe you made it using simply household egg boxes!
The way we see it, there’s really no such thing as waste when you inject a little creativity into life! These frames are perfect examples of what can be done with the kinds of things most people throw out every day – beautiful works of art made from the simplest of items.
Frame pictures, frame mirrors or create a pretty piece of wall art in its own right – just be sure to get the kids involved as they’ll probably have even more fun making them than you!
What You’ll Need
To make this mirror frame you will need the following materials:
- 12-Cup Egg Cartons
- Hot Glue
- Plain Mirror Frame and Mirror
DIY Mirror Frame, Guide
- Cut out one of the single egg containers and make further cuts as shown above to create a flower effect
- Repeat the process until you have as many egg box flowers as you need
- Blue the flowers to the outside edge of a plain frame or piece of mounting cardboard.
There’s always the option of adding a touch of paint or maybe some sparkles to the egg box flowers before gluing them to the frame itself – let your imagination be your guide! Pick up a few of the different colored egg boxes found in stores – white, blue, yellow – and create a wonderful mixed color effect for added punch.
Really, when you see the finished result for yourself, even you will find it trick to believe these were once simple egg boxes!
Egg Carton Flowers [Video Tutorial]
For a video on how to make the flowers, see below: