One thing we all could stand to do more of is recycle. The bad habit of simply throwing things away without thinking about how they can be reused is one that needs to be broken. And with a little bit of creativity, something that seems useless can be turned into a nifty household accessory.
Such is the case with egg cartons. Especially with so many people dyeing Easter eggs this time of year, chances are, you”ll have a few empty ones after the holiday. Check out some of the epic ways you can use old egg cartons below.
1. Photo board
Post photos somewhere besides the Internet.
2. Seedling container
Get that garden a-growin”!
3. Cupcake holder
I definitely prefer a carton full of cupcakes to a carton of eggs.
4. Jewelry organizer
For you fancy DIYers.
5. Crafts tool kit
A crafty way to store your craft supplies.
6. Office supply container
Because having your stuff piled up on your desk is not a good look.
7. iPad stand
The answer to your (lazy) prayers.
8. Condiment storage
For optimal organization (and cleanliness) in your fridge.
9. Nuts and bolts storage
Don”t let your nuts and bolts get mixed up or lost use an egg carton.
10. Ornament holder
It seems so obvious now, but egg cartons are a great way to protect fragile ornaments.
11. Card stand
No one believed me when I told them egg cartons could be fun.
12. Bird feeder
Feed those beautiful birds and recycle while you”re at it.
13. Flower lights
Decorate a room with these pretty flower lights. You don”t have to tell anyone they”re made of egg cartons if you don”t want to.
14. Grill starter
Filling a carton with coal and lighting it is a great way to get a grill going.
15. Paint palette
The perfect DIY painter”s palette.
(via All Day, Lifehack)
Who knew empty egg cartons could be so useful? This just proves that the things we throw out every day are actually a lot more useful than they might appear. We just need to get more creative.