Decoupage Egg Cartons

6 Materials
$5
3 Hours
Easy

Check out how much fun it is to transform an egg carton into a pretty container! This recycled craft idea is perfect to hold and display decorative, decoupage eggs!


And the best part, you can find these and similar adorable egg cartons in a grocery store!

To start, dampen the label to remove it intact and let dry. Use the label as a pattern to make a decorative design to decoupage onto the carton.

Next, paint the egg carton white, inside and out and let dry.

The actual napkin design was too large for the carton, so I scanned the design onto cardstock using a laser printer. And then used the dimensions of the label, sizing it in Word to fit the carton.

Print and cut-out the new label design to add to the carton. Next, apply Mod Podge over the label area and lay the cardstock design on top. Use a plastic baggy to smooth out any wrinkles.

Add additional coats of MP over the label and let dry between coats.

Once completely dry, sealed the entire egg carton with gloss varnish for a shiny, glossy finish that gives it a somewhat ceramic look.

Have fun decoupaging lots of eggs . . .

and decoupage a design inside the carton, too!

For a fun loo, tie a bow ribbon to secure it all and you're set!

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2 questions
  • Miss Daisy
    on Mar 30, 2019

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE your creations ! Where did you get the napkins from ?

    • Trangler2
      on May 1, 2020

      If there's a Tuesday Morning store nearby, they have a big selection of such napkins.

  • MAGGIE
    on Mar 30, 2019

    WHAT KIND OF EGGS DID YOU USED? PLASTIC?

    • Sandy
      on Mar 30, 2020

      THESE ARE REALLY REALLY NICE BUT I NEVER DID GET THE HANG OF DECOUPAGE. GOOD lUCK 3-30-20

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