Transform an egg carton into a chic organizer

Need a hand tidying your craft room, home office or kids’ art supplies? Get an egg carton out of the recycling bin and whip up this adorable organizer. It sits on top of your desk or work surface and corrals just about anything. Say goodbye to thread, ribbon, tape, pens and decorative tacks from rolling onto the floor and disappearing behind furniture.
Paint the organizer pink and decorate it with flower ribbon like this tutorial shows, or customize it with colors and accessories already in your craft closet. Bottle caps or big beads from a broken necklace would also be fun options for the organizer’s legs. If you don’t have all the materials that you need, check to see if there is a thrift store or creative reuse center in your area that sells salvaged art supplies at a low cost.
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Materials
- Cardboard egg carton
- Scissors
- Home Decor chalk paint in pale pink
- Paintbrush
- Flower-shaped trim ribbon
- High-temperature glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Large wooden beads, 4
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Instructions
1. Cut off the lid from an old egg carton. Discard the bottom.
2. Paint the lid with pale pink chalk paint. Allow the paint to dry.
3. Wrap the flower-shaped ribbon around the outside of the lid, hot gluing it down as you go. Cut off any excess ribbon once it's wrapped around the entire edge.
4. Add more hot glue beneath the loose edges of the flowers if necessary. Allow the glue to dry.
5. Turn the lid upside down. Glue a large wooden bead on each corner to form the legs of the organizer. Allow the glue to dry.
6. Turn the finished organizer right side up and fill with thread, Washi tape, tubes or glitter or whatever accessories need to be organized.
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