5 Beautiful Egg Carton Crafts for Adults

Egg carton crafts for adults

DIY Egg Carton Crafts

If you’re like me, you probably go through a lot of eggs at your house (I love making instant pot hard boiled eggs). That means you also have a lot of egg cartons filling up your recycling bin. Don’t you wish you could do something with them?

Well, you can! Surprisingly, there are a ton of amazing egg carton crafts for adults. The crafts you’ll find below are functional, stylish, and some of them I couldn’t believe were made from egg cartons! Check these out:

1. Egg Cartons Decorative Mirror

Egg carton decorative mirror

If you told me that this craft was made with egg cartons, I wouldn’t believe you. It may take some time to get the same effect for yourself, but it’s definitely worth it. This egg carton craft is beautiful!

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Drill
  • Handsaw
  • Wire
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Egg cartons
  • Mirror tile
  • MDF
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Household adhesive
  • White spray paint


 2. Egg Cartons Flowers

Egg carton flowers

I love how colorful this bouquet of egg carton flowers is. This would make for a great decoration in your home, and it never has to be watered!

 You will need:

  • One paper egg carton
  • 12 pipe cleaners
  • 24 gauge wire
  • Buttons
  • Acrylic paint in your choice of colors
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper clip
  • Varnish (optional)
  • Glue


3. Egg Carton Lights

Egg carton lights

If you want to create a fantasy-like atmosphere in your home or garden, you can do it for cheap with these egg carton lights. This is a great way to make use of holiday lighting all year round as well!

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Three to four cardboard egg cartons
  • A string of holiday lights
  • Watercolor paint (optional)
  • A pin (optional)


4. Egg Carton Wind Chime

Egg carton wind chime

I’m not sure this wind chime will actually make any sound when the wind comes along, but it sure does look pretty! Plus, it looks like quite a bit of fun to make too!

You will need:

  • Egg carton (12 cups),
  • glue
  • newspaper
  • tissue paper
  • color and brush
  • thread


5. Egg Carton Turned into a Heart

Egg carton heart

This egg carton craft is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It would go great alongside these other Valentine’s Day decorations and crafts as well! If you want to go all out, make sure to make a Valentine’s Day wreath as well.

You will need:

  • One egg carton – not the styrofoam kind (cut and use only the bottoms of the egg carton)
  • Red paint
  • Background card stock



Who knew that egg cartons could be so versatile? I’ve been throwing mine in the recycling bin all this time when I could have been making extremely cool crafts like the ones above! I’m definitely going to save my next carton to try one of these crafts.

Which craft on this list was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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DIY egg carton crafts for adults

Types: Crafts, Adult
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Home

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