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Spring Wreath With Paper Pulp Egg Carton Flowers {VIDEO}

Matt and I have been eating quite a few eggs lately, and since we buy the free range brown eggs that usually come in the pretty paper pulp egg cartons, I had quite a few of those stacking up! I have a hard time getting rid of the paper pulp egg cartons (even if that means returning them to the person I bought the eggs from at the farmers market) because their texture is so nice, and I’m convinced that there are a thousand pretty things that can be made with them (although I’ve only found one so far–flowers!) So before we became overrun with paper egg cartons, I decided to put five of them to use and make a spring wreath for my door.

I know what you’re thinking. Spring already, Kristi?! Yep, spring. Our weather around here has been so mild that I’ve felt silly with a snowball wreath on my door, even though it’s still officially winter. So I decided to go ahead and make a spring wreath. Here’s what I came up with…



See what I mean about the texture of the paper? I want to find more ways to use it, but because the flat areas on egg cartons are so limited, I’m having a hard time coming up with ideas. But I suppose there are plenty of things you can do with paper pulp egg carton flowers, right? So far I’ve made a pretty little pendant light and this wreath. Hmmm…what else needs flowers?


I decided to do something a little different with this project. Instead of doing a step-by-step post with lots of pictures like I usually do, I decided to do a video tutorial! I hope you enjoy!

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22 Comments

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    brooke adkins
    February 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Kristi
    I love it! Great video … Pinning it <3

    Brooke

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    Janice
    February 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Hey Kristi! I can’t wait to start mine – please give Matt my Thanks!! for working so hard on the video. It was very helpful to see how you wrapped your wreath. I would have cut narrow strips & wrapped around & around the old-fashioned way. I like your method/look so much more! Thanks! to both of you for caring, sharing, & encouraging so many!

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    Suzanne Meyer - Pistorius
    February 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Kristi – you can use the egg cartons for seedlings – I know you live in a condo but you may have a spot to seed your own summer flowers. Also schools are always looking for cartons for school projects. Beautiful wreath, the flowers are lovely.

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    brandi
    February 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Kristi, this was such a GREAT video! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

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    Jean
    February 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Wow! I’m impressed. Love it!

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    Katie
    February 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    If you have a fireplace, bbq, or firepit (or go camping), they make great firestarters. Fill with melted wax and tuck in some cotton balls or dryer lint (yes, there’s a use for that too and you can use up your old candle ends). Toss one into your fireplace (or other device), light it with a match or lighter, and you are good to go.

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      terrillr
      February 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      that’s a great idea! I hate using the log starters, but even with our dry wood we have problems getting a nice fire going without something to help.

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    Joan Adolf
    February 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I have chickens and neighbors buy eggs from me. They save cartons and bring them to me. We recycle. Besides using them for selling eggs I also use them for seedlings like someone else already posted here. If you know of a person who has chickens I bet they would love to have them. I know a few people in my area that have chickens that pay.05 a carton or give a free dozen eggs for empty cartons.

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      Kristi
      February 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      I’ll take the ones I don’t use back to the farmers market where I get my eggs. 🙂 I was mainly wondering about what other decorative purposes I can use them for, because the texture is so pretty (to me).

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    Lori
    February 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Love you Kristi! Totally enjoyed seeing you and hearing your voice. Blessings, Lori

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    Pat Toler
    February 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    You’re so creative and love all your ideas.
    The wreath and the video directions were both first class!
    Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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    Rachel
    February 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the video! Loved it! Can’t wait to make egg carton flowers!

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    Pamela Mason
    February 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I LOVE that you did a video! You have so many great ideas!

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    Melissa
    February 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Have you seen these fairy lights made with egg cartons? Thought you might like.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/208995238927515606/

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    terrillr
    February 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Love the video! Another pinterest, I saw it and thought of you… a wreath base made from a pool noodle. It can be as large as you need!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/123356477263301389/ (and, the pin goes to the source! 😀 )

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    Dianne
    February 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I love this idea. The colours are so lovely for spring! You should sell these! Thanks for sharing.

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    Winter Snowball Wreath GIVEAWAY!
    February 15, 2012 at 8:28 am

    […] it’s been sitting just inside my front door for a week now. It has been replaced with my new spring wreath, and I have no place to store it, so I’m giving it […]

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    Tisha @ Delectable Home
    February 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

    It’s “spring” at my house too! Love your wreath – such a clever idea.

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    nan j.
    June 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Be really careful using used egg cartons; salmonella is spread on the outside of the egg (from poop, etc.) as well as on the inside–it’s impossible to completely wash it off the egg, and you can’t wash the pulp-type egg cartons.

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    alba
    November 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

    ME PARECE GENIAL ESTA CORONA, LA PONDRE EN PRACTICA PARA ESTAS FIESTAS.
    MUY BUENA LA EXPLICACION. UN FUERTE ABRAZO DESDE URUGUAY. GRACIAS

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    Mandy
    March 20, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I love this! I am posting a link to your post on how you made this. Too cute! Thank you for sharing this!

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    Lois
    November 17, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    The wreath is tooo cute but the video is the best DIY I’ve seen. Congrats

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