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How to Recycle an Egg Carton to Make an Easter Gift Box

This Easter gift box is a clever way to recycle an ordinary egg carton. All sorts of treasures can be tucked into the wells of the carton—from toys and trinkets for children to chocolates and jewelry for adults.Easter Gift Box

Supplies to Make an Easter Gift BoxSupplies

Preparing the Easter Gift Box

  1. Cut a pulp egg carton in half.
  2. Paint the egg carton with two coats of FolkArt Color Shift acrylic paints.Painting the Easter Gift Box
  3. Let dry.

Instructions for Making the Bow for the Easter Gift Box

  1. Cut ribbons to length, and quickly pass the ends through a flame to seal the ends.
  2. Fold the Bowdabra bow wire in half and place in the Bowdabra. You can tuck the wire ends under the Bowdabra so they are out of the way.Tuck Wire Ends under Bowdabra
  3. Place the 12″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra.Tail Piece in Bowdabra
  4. Make a fold-and-twist bow with the 48″ length of patterned ribbon with three loops on each side of the Bowdabra.Fold and Twist Bow
  5. Compress the ribbons in the Bowdabra with the Bowdabra wand.Compress Ribbons with Bowdabra Wand
  6. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the ends of the bow wire through the loop, and tighten.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  7. Tie a secure knot on the reverse side of the bow.Tie Knot on Reverse Side
  8. Bring the wire ends to top of the bow, and tie securely.
  9. Wrap one wire end around a skewer, pencil, or knitting needle to form a coil. Gently remove the skewer. Repeat with the remaining wire end.Coil Wire Ends
  10. Fluff the bow.Finished Easter Bow
  11. Attach the bow to the egg carton gift box with strong adhesive or hot glue.

Now you’re ready to fill your Easter gift box with all sorts of goodies.Easter Gift Box (Instagram)

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