Egg cartons are one of the common trash items we have at home since we consume eggs more often than not. Some of us don’t want to throw them away but have no idea of any uses for egg cartons.
The good news is that these containers can be upcycled to something that is handy in your home. Here are some clever and creative ideas for what to do with egg trays.
Easy Uses for Egg Cartons: Seed Starter
Using egg cartons to start seeds is common among green thumbs who prefer to have a more eco-friendly starter. When your seedlings are ready to be planted you can just plant the entire egg carton into the ground. It will disintegrate and won’t need to be removed.
Egg cartons can be used as a nifty ribbon sorter. Just poke a few holes in them, and you’ll find your ribbons all organized and sorted out. Who would have thought you could arrange your materials for crafts with egg cartons!
Nail Polish Sorter
Place your nail polishes inside of an egg carton to prevent spillage from making a mess.
Pour paints into an egg carton to make a mess-free and disposable paint tray. And while you’re at it, you can also hand a few to your toddler and let them make egg carton crafts for kids.
Keep your jewelry organized, especially the little pieces that can get lost, by placing items inside of an egg carton.
Sort Baby Socks
Baby socks are adorable but tiny and can get lost or separated from their twin sock pretty easily. Try placing a pair in each slot of an egg carton to keep them together.
You can use an egg carton as a snack tray for your kids to prevent them from spilling their snacks all over the place.
Never lose another nut or bolt again by placing these little bits and pieces inside of an egg carton.
Arts and Crafts
There are tons of arts and crafts projects that you can make with egg cartons.
You can get a bunch of ideas here and make decorative egg cartons for your home. You can also hand them to your toddler for some egg carton preschool crafts.
Place an empty egg carton inside your refrigerator and use it to sort items like mustard bottles to prevent them from leaking into your fridge.
Fill an egg carton with bird seed and use some rope or twine to hang your DIY bird feeder from a tree.
You now have fun and creative uses for egg cartons. You won’t have to throw them anymore or keep storing them for long.