Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Egg Carton Christmas Ornaments

I was shopping for holiday ornaments on the weekend and was shocked by the prices. Good lord! What are decorations made of these days – eighteen carrot gold? There’s no reason to spend that kind of money on objects that will only come crashing to the floor when your uncle puts on the felt reindeer antlers and stumbles into the Christmas tree after one too many rum and eggnogs.

These egg carton ornaments are great because they’re cheap and give you free reign to express your creativity to its fullest.

Sort of.

I bought a package of letter beads at the dollar store, thinking I’d spell, “Best Wishes for Eternal Peace and Everlasting Hope to You, Mother.” But I was shortchanged on letters! There were no r's, s’s or t’s! There were four c’s, but what word has four c’s in it? Honestly, I was so mad.

Anyways, the best I could come up with was “May Xmay” which I’m sure means something. To someone. In another part of the world. I don’t have my Christmas tree up yet, so I had to go outside with my camera and take photos in my neighbour’s bushes. I had a lot of explaining to do when the cops showed up. LOL!

Instructions:

1. Get an egg carton.









2. Cut two of the pockets out and trim them. If you want to paint the inside, do it at this stage.








3. Cut triangles into the sides and glue together. Then decorate! You can paint them, put things inside the cups and hang beads off them. The sky’s the limit! (Unless you buy alphabet beads from the dollar store.)


8 comments:

  1. And a May XMay to you too! ;)

    Martine

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    1. Thanks, Martine. And a Hey Now Yeah to you!

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  2. How much do 18 carrots cost these days?

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    1. Almost as much as 17 celery. It's crazy how expensive things are these days!

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  3. awww. that's really cute! and the MAY XMAY just makes you look at it that much longer trying to figure out what it says. a win win for everyone :)

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    1. I'm going to Hallmark next year and pitch them on my new May Xmay line of Christmas decor. I'm going to be a millionaire. You just wait.

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  4. The rich foresty green, vivid red overlay, the glitter - the window to a dream of secrets - WOW!
    It is actually phosphorescing & moving on my laptop screen.
    Still feel kind of funny since I beheld the latch hook portal.

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    1. Put on a pair of 3-D glasses and then check it out. You'll see a vision of heaven.

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