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.
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!
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!