Plenty of egg cartons but short on creative ideas of how to reuse and upcycle them?
I love the idea of egg carton pin boards – everywhere 🙂
The following recycled pin board idea is from Stella at ThriftyFun.
- 3 Egg Cartons
- Scissors or x-acto knife
- Masking tape
- ribbon, yarn or string
- Hole Punch
- Optional: Paint, glitter and other decorative items.
Cut the lids off the egg cartons leaving the bumpy part of the container. On one leave the flap that you use to close the egg carton with but with the other two cut that piece off.
Using masking tape, secure each carton to each other, like shown in the picture. Make sure to leave the egg carton with the flap on the outside.
Punch two holes in the flap about 4″ apart.
Tie a knot on one end of your ribbon, yarn or string big enough so it will not be pulled through the hole. Pull string though hole leaving the knot on the backside. Pull the end of the string through the second hole and tie a knot.
Find some tacks and picture and pin them to your new recycled bulletin board!
If you want to make your bulletin board fancy you can paint it, glitter it or decorate it any other way you want.
Check these really cool ideas for reusing egg cartons as well: How to reuse egg cartons for Smart Art.