Friday, March 27, 2015

Altered egg carton box

Good morning my crafty friends! :) Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. :) I will have to do some paperwork for my job, but I'm planning to do some crafting too. The weather is yucky (rain and more rain) so I'm not even tempted to go outside. And rain gives me a good excuse to stay in my craft room. He he. :D

Today I have something a bit different to show you. You know those "must try" and/or "must make one day" lists most of us have? Well, mine is veeeery long and I decided it was high time I start crossing some things off it. So today I'm going to show you something I've been wanting to do for a while, but for some reason kept postponing it. But I finally did it. I was going for a shabby chic look and I used this picture from the Live and love crafts blog as an inspiration.

So ... Here's my very first altered egg carton box.

I made this for a friend of mine and I know she loves pink and flowers so I used lots of those on my box. I hope she will like it!

The box was originally kind of greyish colour so the first thing I did was painting the whole box with two coats of gesso. And then I went decorating. All around the box I glued this gorgeous pink box pleated satin ribbon, a pearl string and a flower trim.

To decorate the top I used a lot of flowers from different brands, some more of those crochet embellishments that I had in my stash, some beads, a doily and a big butterfly.

And this is what the inside of the box looks like. As you can see I used another (smaller) doily and some more flowers, butterflies, beads and crochet embellishments to decorate the inside.

I also made a video of this box. Check it out if you want.

And that's it from me today. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the weekend! xx

I would like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Live and love crafts: Photo inspiration
Craft-alnica: Krila
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Spring colours
Frilly and funkie: Put a ribbon on it
AnMa Creatief: Spring/Easter
Deep ocean: Easter/Spring
Creative inspirations: Feathered friends/Animals
Creative fingers: Anything goes


  1. Krasna škatlica s številnimi lepimi detajli. Pa še uporabna, še posebej v tem času.

    LP, Marjeta

  2. WOW! That is quite amazing! You did great job with it! I am sure your friend with love it!

  3. Beautiful Maja!! What a stroke of creative genius to decorate an egg carton and your really did such a wonderful job! Love the butterfly and all the gorgeous flowers, and the pink ribbon trim is just stunning!! Amazing project my friend. hugs :)

  4. Wow, it's absolutely stunning!! You did such an amazing job!! I love how you decorated it and all of the pretty details!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Ooooo Cebelica, this has been on my list of things to try for some time now. So oh yes I can relate to you so well. Just love how yours has turned out. Way to go! I bet you loved doing this. And don't you just love having a list of things to try! I do! Judy x

  6. waur gorgeous Cebelica it is so well done

  7. vau Cebelica, kako čudovito si okrasila jajčno škatlo :-)) Prava eksplozija barv in dodatkov.
    Hvala, ker se igraš z nama v krilatem izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  8. uau tole je pa prava paša za oči! lp

  9. Oh wow Cebelica this is amazing xx

  10. OMG, this looks AMAZING! Great job it's sooo pretty, I'm sure your friend will love it, how could she not?! :) xx

  11. oh wow this is fabulous cebelica.what a fantastic gift and i love all your beautiful details ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. This is a fantastic creation! I love the colours you have used!
    Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  13. Hello Maja. Just catching up on my blogs. I absolutely love how you altered this egg carton. Genius! Amazing details and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your video too. Love it! Have a wonderful week!

  14. Ah! What a gorgeous box! love the ruffles :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  15. That's very cool and shabby! I'm sure you friend loved it. Thanks for playing along with LLC and a very Happy Easter!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  16. Oh Cebelica what a clever idea! I've never seen a simple egg box altered to look this beautiful before. Fantastically creative. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  17. What a fancy transformation of an everyday object that would normally end up in the garbage. The all the feminine touches. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.


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