Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Dozen Egg Carton Folk Ornaments Tutorial in the Shop!



Happy Saturday!

There's a new PDF Tutorial in the Shop...

As you can imagine from today's post and Thursday's as well, I've been obsessing over my stash of egg cartons lately. Over the last little while, I've spent some time (maybe way too much) creating a dozen egg carton people. Of course, they were so darn cute I had to (I had no choice, man) make Christmas tree ornaments out of them!

It's amazing how many little people you can make with egg cartons. Honestly. I made 12 of them. And then I turned the whole thing into a 28 page PDF tutorial. Crazy? Okay, I admit it may be a little nutty of me but hey, it was a hoot-and-a-half to do! And I have no doubt that someone somewhere will have a fantastic time making these, just as I did.



So "A Dozen Egg Carton Folk Ornaments" PDF Tutorial is now living in the shop. Why, in heaven's name, can't I come up with shorter titles for these things, I ask you?... At any rate, the characters you'll be able to create using the techniques in the tutorial are limitless, but I've come up with 12 to get you started. They include a set of fraternal twins, an angel, a school boy, a knight, a little ol' lady and several more. Aside from the egg cartons, the list of materials required is short and sweet. You'll need egg cartons, string, gesso if desired, acrylic paint, a marker, a pair of scissors, an exacto knife, a regular hole punch, some glue and a large needle.

Edited to add: Please note that, unfortunately, English egg cartons are not compatible with this North American egg carton pattern.

I hope you're in the midst of a fantastic weekend. I will see you again on Tuesday!

♥M

29 comments:

  1. Oooooh, very funny, I'll do it :)

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  2. I Love what You are making !!! These look awesome !!! I see there a story, they could be a heroes for some book! Thank You for inspiration!

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  3. Oh yes, you could write a book indeed and let these characters have adventures! Awesome!!

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  4. These guys are so cute. What fun faces they have!

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  5. They are simply adorable!!
    Wonderful ornaments!

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  6. It looks like you had way too much fun here! Can you keep The Boy from playing with them all?

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  7. Look at these little guys! Just hilarious, colorful and adorable!

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  8. These are absolutely wonderful! I love them!!

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  9. how cute :) Love the whole TEAM :)
    all the best :)

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  10. I just purchased your incredibly, well-made, awesome pattern!What a lot of work you put into it and so very reasonably priced! Cute!

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  11. Είσαι υπέροχη! Είναι φανταστικά!Πολλά φιλιά και την αγάπη μου!

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  12. Im still chuckling at the guy in the helmet........what a fabulous way to jazz up egg cartons!
    Well done that woman!!

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  13. TRès réussi! Bravo! Ces petits personnages sont superbes, et ont une personnalité !

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  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  15. Oh my!!! Those are adorable, your mind is amazing.

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  16. Cutest use of egg cartons ever!!!

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  17. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  18. Are beautiful! by the way, you have four awards on my blog. I hope you like it. Kisses

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  19. I just love these so much, Michele :) You are amazing!

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  20. Hi
    I have just found your blog.WOW you are so amazingly talented!
    I had given up on doing anything more with egg cartons!
    Now I have found this post!
    It is crazy how you have created the most inspiring, creative wonderful people from these humble cartons
    If I had a hat I would take it off to you!!
    Sue

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  21. saw this on pinterest! most awesome craft ever! love it, thanks for sharing :)

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