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Topic: Recycle Plastic Egg Cartons into Christmas Ornaments  (Read 1671 times)
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lorifellows
« on: November 22, 2011 01:24:30 PM »

I hate to throw clear plastic egg carton away. Below are some Christmas Candle Ornaments that I've designed using them.
I tried to post a tutorial directly here, but there were too many pics, so here's a link to a detailed tutorial PDF file to download.

If you want to see it in a fancy slide-show format with music, here's the youtube link:
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Here's a brief overview of how to make the ornaments:

1: Cut the edges from the flat top of the  plastic egg carton.
2: Paint the top and cut 2 small circles from it. Cut the remainder into small squares. Pierce a hole in each square. Pierce a hole in the center of each circle
3: Cut a length of 20 gauge wire, make a small triangle shaped spiral, leaving a tail several inches long.
4: Thread the painted plastic squares and circles onto the wire tail.
5: Bend the wire up over the circles. Thread a few small beads onto the wire. Wrap it around the base of the "candle".

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011 04:40:26 AM by lorifellows - Reason: asked to by moderator! :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I enjoy making my own beads from recycled materials. Also, designing with wire.
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pearljam94
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011 03:20:53 PM »

thats a neat idea!!! good job!
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