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1 10 uses for egg cartons on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:17 pm



10 uses for egg cartons

Published January 15, 2012
| Networx

Eggs are a versatile and readily available food, and if you’re a fan of them fried, poached, boiled or scrambled, you likely have a ton of old egg cartons lying around. But rather than toss them into the trash, why not put these household helpers to work? Here are some of the best uses for egg cartons.

Start a Garden From Seed: Fill the cups of a paper egg carton with soil and place a seed in each one. Once the seedlings have sprouted and you’re free of the final frost of the year, simply snip each cup free and pop them straight into the soil. The cardboard will decompose as your young garden grows.

Packing Material: Egg cartons are specifically designed to cradle fragile eggs, but you can also repurpose them to cradle fragile items that you ship. Line a box with eggs cartons using some double-sided tape and your items are sure to arrive in one piece.

Sorting Small Items: Egg cartons are the perfect way to sort and store pocket change, nuts and bolts, buttons or any other tiny items.

Golf Ball Storage: Before you hit the links, use an egg carton to sort out your golf balls. That way, when you inevitably slice on the fifth hole and lose one in the rough, a replacement is at hand without having to rummage around in the bottom of your golf bag.

Christmas Ornaments: Once the holidays are over and it is time to pack away all the decorations, you can use an egg carton to keep fragile Christmas tree ornaments safe and sorted.

Fire Starter: Add sawdust to each cup of a paper carton and pour melted candle wax over it. Tear a cup free when you need a quick fire starter for a fire pit or barbecue. (Via Lifehacker.)

Mixing Paints: During craft time with the kids, you can use a plastic or styrofoam egg carton as a paint palette. The individual cups are perfect for mixing colors. When the painting is done, simply toss them in the trash. The best part: There’s no messy cleanup. If you want to be more green, use water-based paint; wash it out; and recycle the egg carton. (Get more secrets of saving paint from Atlanta painter Kass Wilson.)

Ice Cube Trays: Big party coming up and worried you won’t have enough ice for guests? Increase your ice-making capacity by using plastic egg cartons as additional ice cube trays. (Via DIY Life.)

Egg Carton Flowers: If you’re the crafty sort, artfully snipped and painted egg carton cups make a great floral centerpiece. (Via Shelterpop.)

Storing Eggs: If you like shopping at the farmers market, then save up your old egg cartons and re-use them the way they were intended: to transport eggs. The local farmers will surely thank you for sparing them the cost of another piece of packaging, and you’ll have done a good deed for the Earth.

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2 Easter on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:22 pm


I used the egg cartons,as dyed eggs holder.

those are good tips.

3 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:31 pm


[quote="gypsy"]I used the egg cartons,as dyed eggs holder.
hope I didn't cross the boundaries

4 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:41 pm


There are no more rules for you Gypsy. Do what you want whenever you want. I am not going to place any rules on anyone anymore. Its a free-for-all. If a fight breaks out I'm not going to do a thing.

5 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:54 pm


There will ! I never started a fight..

6 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:04 pm


I'm not getting involved anymore. You have to fend for yourself. I am a web designer not a police man. If you get SSC angry you better be careful because she has the power to ban people. I will not get involved with her disputes with you. If she bans you I won't say or do a thing. I don't think she would do that unless provoked. Shes fair. But if you push her and you end up banned I'm not going to override it. I will keep this forum functional is my main goal, and I won't take any crap either, I will ban someone if they deserve it. I should not have to take someone insulting me on my own forum that I work hard at. I will look after myself own interests. But fights between other people I am staying out of. I trust SSC to do the right thing. If she doesn't want you to post after her she will you so. If I don't want someone to post after me I will tell them so.

7 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:14 pm


Wow!,as far as ssc is concerned and me, it is old hat!
I say get over it? I really can't believe your quitting Tyler.

I have
nothing against ssc

8 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:28 pm


I don't take it as Tyler is quiting, more he is taking some much deserved rest and following his love of web designing. I have no issue with you Gypsy posting behind me , as Tyler has explained I am moderator and I will be fair making decisions. The past is over and should remain so, if you need help please inbox me and give Tyler a break. That goes for anyone here if I can help in any way I am more than glad to be of assistance.

9 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:40 pm


Thank you,SSC! the past was over long ago for me~ gl as moderator.

10 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:29 am


[quote="gypsy"]Thank we can start new?/quote]

11 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:16 am


Gypsy that is fine with me. I will ask one thing, I have backed off on political posts, I will ask you to do the same, we both know what side of the fence we are on so no need to flood the forum. I'm not saying to never post political, just please show consideration for the other members as I am trying to do.

12 10 uses for egg cartons on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:19 am


Thanks SSC. Some I have used and some are new.

13 Re: 10 uses for egg cartons on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:20 am


Wilda I am like you, then when I read it it was like 'why didn't I think of that ?' I love practical hints !!

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