Saturday, 30 August 2014

Egg carton covering...!

I can tell Spring is around the corner.... I have lots of chickens laying at the moment (and a few broody ones!). That means I have lots of, you guessed it, eggs! I have lots of friends family and neighbours that like to eat fresh backyard eggs from happy chickens and so I have lots of people to give my eggs to.

And to make them even more special - I have been "rebranding" the boxes. Its fun, easy and looks good... and makes people smile!

Here's what I did...


If you are careful, you can pull the sticker with the original label off and use if for a template to cut your new covering. If not, the width and length is easy enough to gauge by matching your paper and the sticker corner to corner on the box, gently folding over and marking the lines to cut.
 
Cut out the template and glue on using any paper glue.
 
The holes can be cut out after you glue it on so you know egg-sactly where to put them.
 
 
I used a computer generated label stuck to a piece of paper stuck to another piece of paper with the ends of an old paper doily poking out the end - just for fun - but you can go to town with what ever takes your fancy!
 

I date my eggs as I collect them and put them in so the freshest on the left and the oldest on the right - but since they are all within a day or three of each other it not too important where they go in the box. 


 
Some cartons come with some pre-printed stuff on the inside - so I covered that too!


I have collected all sorts of coloured egg boxes from friends and family over time. Here in Brisbane, they seem to come in traditional grey, like the one in the picture, a nice earthy brown, a bright green and even a bright yellow! Its a lot of fun making boxes to suit the kitchens and personalities of the recipients.

My friends say its a great talking point as their friends always comment on the box in the bench or in the fridge and ask questions about where their eggs come from. Great advertising for backyard chicken/egg raising!

Score card:
Green-ness: 5/5 for reusing and eating cruelty free eggs! 
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for using scrap papers and already purchased egg boxes and not spending any money!
Time cost: About 2 minutes a box - it takes longer to decide who gets what colours! 
Skill level: Kindergarten skills.... Cutting and pasting
Fun-ness: Great fun to see people faces when they get a "presentation" box of eggs!

2 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

So pretty - wish I could buy some from you!

Practical Frog said...

Its illegal for me to sell them but I'm happy to accept donations towards their feed!!! ;) - K x

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