This tutorial for an egg carton flower garland is super easy. You do have to save as many cartons as you need for your string of lights. In may case, I used a 70 bulb string of lights, which more than filled our large mantel. That meant having six egg cartons to save.
Egg Carton Flower Garland
We do eat a lot of eggs but if you don’t perhaps you know someone who would gladly give your their cartons.
This is an example of the type of egg carton that was used for this project. I’m not sure if the styrofoam egg cartons would work with this project. Mostly because I would think that they would be hard to paint, and I like the rustic look of the cardboard.
To start, cut out all of the individual egg compartments.
Next, cut a V shape at each of the four corners.
It’s already starting to look like a flower.
All you need to do now is round off the pointed edges.
Poke a hole in the middle from the bottom to fit to the lights.
Test for size. If a pencil doesn’t work, try a phillips head screwdriver.
Then spray paint your flowers in the color of your choice. You can do this before you poke the holes. I did some before, and some after.
Then simply fit them on your string of lights. They fit nice and snug, so I didn’t even bother with glue.
This egg carton flower garland looks great with this fresh cedar, however I think it’s pretty enough to stand on its own.
I really like how it adds a nice pop of red to our mantel. I could see this flower garland framing an archway, or around a door frame. Of course you can make it your own, by changing the color, adding glitter, or using different colored lights.
Another thrifty project which costs next to nothing to make. Most of you probably have, or have access to egg cartons, an extra string of lights and paint hanging around the house. All that is left is a little bit of your time and you can have this pretty garland for any festive event.