Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIY Egg Carton Recycling Bin

You Will Need

x4 large egg cartons
Hot Glue Gun
A3 Card stock (colour is your choice)

1. Warm up the glue gun, when it is ready to use, piece your first two cartons together, there should be 4 points where they are touching firmly, Put a dob of Glue on each point, push them together and hold until glue has set. Do the same for the following cartons.

2. Once they are stuck together in a neat square you will need to cut down your paper to 30cm by 27.5cm.

3. Bend over a little bit of each of the corners, this will help it to fit securely. Put a small dob of glue on each high spot, doing one side at a time and press the paper down firmly. Once all sides are secured, there you have it an Upcycled Egg Carton Recycle Bin.

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  1. Great upcycling project. This would look awesome painted!

  2. Yes! This is great! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Nice idea, thanks for sharing! I looked at this and immediately thought my son would love using it for something. Hmmmm.... :)

  4. This is such an awesome idea! I found you through my personal blog, Revolutionaries, through the Serendipity and Spice link party. Not to sound like a commercial, but I also write for a website called Crafting a Green World. They do a link party every month for green crafts like this and you should definitely enter! We'd love to feature you :) If you're interested, here's the link:

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

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  6. such a great idea!! and then you can even paint it any colour you want to have it stand out or hide it!

  7. What a great idea to use recycled materials to make a recycling bin! Love this :-)

  8. This is such a great idea, I just need to find some large egg cartons. The texture is so cool!

    If you get a chance come link up your project at my Pin Party.

  9. You are amazing! Not only is this thrifty, but I love the texture of the recycle box too. Love it!

  10. This is sooooo cool!! GREAT idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. It looks cool but it doesn't look like it would hold up since you only used glue.

    1. it's quite strong :) hot glue really holds its own, and it's only for recycling so it shouldn't get too heavy in there anyway :D
      thanxx for stopping by
      i appreciate all the feedback

  12. This is awesome! I have to start saving my cartons. I just finished eggs so I have one. You are going to be a featured post on tomorrow's Pinterest Party! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!

  13. This is fantastic!! I'd love to make one, except I don't have access to egg cartons quite so large :-) But love the idea! Also love that you're a fellow Aussie blogger, I've clicked over to the 'Crafting a Green World' site, looking forward to have a browse :-)

  14. Great idea! Never would have thought of such a great re-use. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

  15. Awesome! Great way to save some items from the trash. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Weekend Wonders party :) Hope to see you back on Thursday. Have a great week!

  16. love this idea!

    found you on shine on fridays.


  17. Thanks again for linking up to the Green Crafts Showcase! This project is such a great idea and is so simple to make! I'll have the features up next Friday (September 7) so be sure to check back!

    -Bonnie @ Crafting a Green World

  18. That is super creative. I love it! I never thought of making recycled stuff until now. Ought to be a good experience.

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