Here’s a simple and pretty way to wrap a small gift!
Step 1. First off, nix the gift wrap. Instead, take out an empty egg carton. Cut out two egg cups and one of those little center egg carton bumps.
Step 2. Cut some quick petals into both egg cups and round the petals with your fingers. Trim the little bump.
Step 3. Cut out some leaves from the flat part of an egg carton top.
Step 4. Glue petals, leaves and bump together as shown.
Step 5. Prepare your gift. Mine is a set of crocheted dishwashing cloths I made as part of a teacher gift. I folded each nicely and stacked ’em neatly.
Step 6. Tie some string around your gift. A few lengths together make a nice impact. Trim the string ends to a length slightly wider than the gift itself.
Step 7. Display the remaining string ends into a starburst.
Step 8. Take a small piece of egg carton top and cut it into a rough little circle. Punch a hole into it. Offset the hole a little.
Step 9. Use 2 of the string lengths to tie on the little egg carton circle. Dab some glue onto the circle.
Step 10. Glue on the egg carton flower. Let dry. And tally-ho, you’re ready to go!
Quite nice, in an understated kind of way. Might be nice on a book, say, or a pair of lovely handmade mittens or a scarf.
Little Treasures says
Oh my Gosh! You never cease to surprise me Michele! This one is stunning!!
Karen Lahey says
This is beautiful Michele. I've looked at your other egg carton creations and they are wonderful. What a brilliant creative mind you have.
Leanne Helmer says
So pretty! What a lovely idea xx
Awsomeness! It looks lovely and is a nice change from the commerical bow.
Absolutely love it!!
come what wool says
wow so easy and so lovely 🙂 like it very much!
Donna S says
Thank you for stopping my my blog! http://talkingalittlelesstrash.blogspot.com/
I found your blog last year when I discovered the Tissue Paper box house ornaments. I LOVE your creative ideas.
I founded a creative reuse center about 4 years ago, and always wish I have more time to create, and blog about it. I hope to put some art projects on our blog in the coming months. (www.recreate.org)
So nice to make a connection with you. I think your creativity is just awesome!
Beautiful! Awesome! Brilliant! Genius! Fabulous!
Can you tell I love this idea to pieces!!!
Jane LaFazio says
gorgeous!!! I bow to the master! LOVE this.
Melissa Kojima says
I think it's just gorgeous. Thanks for the turorial, Michele. How wonderful to give the teacher a gift. I have a soft spot for teachers because they were some of my favorite people when I was in school and because I've been a tutor and teacher at various times in my life.
What a brilliant idea. Thank you for the tutorial, I am off to have a go.
Carol Browne says
You are SO clever! I love it! Happy Christmas to you and all the very best in 2013. I can't wait to see what you make!
I just can't believe how many things that you can come up with from an egg carton!! This is beautiful!
Making one whilst eating my cereal. Stunning thanks so much for inspiring me again x
great idea! I really like it!
Bluebell Woods says
I love that egg carten project. I must try to print it so I can try it later
Bluebell Woods says
You have a wonderful imagination. Where do you come up with these things. I just looked at some of the others. Awesome
Sue Pinner says
Stunning..as always hope you had a great Christmas. Hugs x
Elizabeth Lewis says
Wow that is adorable. Awesome job.
THE YLLW LINE says
So so beautiful! Happy new year!
Love it! love anything to do with upcycling. New follower plus I also joined your Wreath Blog – great idea on rounding up a host of various wreaths 😉
Great idea- thanks!
Julia Lucas says
Wow! Such a beautiful handmade creation
Wentworth Public School says
Thank you for this wonderful idea using recycled materials. My students have enjoyed making these in garden art time in our beautiful school kitchen garden
Felecia Cofield says
Amazingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing Blessings from Bama!