Egg cartons have changed. Traditionally, egg cartons are made from grey cardboard…the same standard style and colour has been used for decades. However, there are a couple of companies who have started selling eggs inside clear plastic egg cartons. Now as a consumer this difference doesn’t impact my purchasing decision. As a crafter however, I wasn’t so sure. We are so used to making things from the cardboard egg carton…what about this new plastic container? Well, it turns out we were able to make beautiful blossoms, plastic egg carton flowers that are perfect for our spring front door.
Plastic Egg Carton Flowers
plastic egg carton
colourful tissue paper
While the tissue paper is drying, cut the cardboard into a large circle, this will be the where you adhere the flowers. Paint the cardboard white, so it fades into the background of the flower head. Alternately, use white bristol board for the flower head. Draw and cut out a flower stem from the green bristol board, staple the stem to the flower head.
Staple the magnet strips to the back of the white paper. We used an old fridge magnet. Our front door is metal, which is why we chose to use a magnet on the back of the flower. If your front door is wood, glue a piece of string or ribbon that can be used to hand the flower on the front door.
I love the way the light filters through the plastic and the tissue paper. The layers of tissue paper mean that the colours combine making a rainbow of colours. We glued bits of magnet to the backs of individual egg cups so we had some flowers floating around the door. Such a lovely, festive spring front door. Now, if only it would warm up and the flowers were growing in the garden.