Sunday, October 21, 2007

Altered Egg Carton

As you know I participated in a Halloween swap over at the Witches Cauldron. (Elizabeth and Simone). One of the requirements of the swap was to make an altered item. I decided on an egg carton. I spray painted the egg carton black. The image is from Crafty Secrets. I added various embellishments: buttons, crocheted flowers, plastic spiders, and black spider webby ribbon.
On the inside I took these tiny plastic cups and altered each one with a Halloween item and a jewelry tag to indicate what was inside. I filled each cup with little things, like sequins, brads, flowers etc.... The recipient was Mary, of a Very Mary Design. I am now saving more egg cartons....I'm thinking Christmas....or Easter....
And on a personal note....closed the pool officially today. Sort of sad really. This means the holidays are around the corner....presents to buy....parties to plan! I miss the laid back days of summer with no schedules and sleeping in!

19 comments:

My Paper World said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I just love all the details, and cute, cute embellishments!

Andrea said...

This is such a good idea, fantastic love all the embellishments etc

Jami Speidel said...

What a cute idea! It really turned out great. Like you, I'm missing those summer days too! :(

BTW- I lost your addy, could you e-mail it to me again?

Julie Masse said...

Such a great idea! You did a fabulous job with the theme! :)

Deborah said...

Now that's thinking outside the crate! Fabulous! Deb

Rose Ann said...

This is the cutest altered egg carton! What a great idea, and so clever! Love it!

mandijane said...

Hey what a fantastic blog...thanks for dropping in on mine...sure to add you to my favourites...

Deb said...

Love this idea, it would make such a great gift for a crafty friend! Your carton is so cute and so perfect for Halloween, love all the embellishments!

Crafty Connie said...

What a fantastic idea! Great swap items!

Suni said...

Such a fantastic idea! I am so going to have to make some of these for my girlfriends. Thanks for the great project idea!

Kimberly said...

Too darn cute! Really...I mean it!!! I hate when I can't think up these kind of things.
Kim

sophia landry said...

This is so much fun! I just love your idea for altering, and all the fun embelishments. Such a wonderful executed project!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Michelle,
The egg carton is so cute...what a great idea. I am always looking for things to alter. We just did an international coffee tin, and I am working on a CD holder from work. I love the project above this too! you are super creative. Happy Fall! Chris

Patty said...

What a great idea to alter an egg carton with a halloween theme. Like how you filled the same cups with embellishments.

patty
www.paperpiecingpatty.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

What a Clever idea!!! So fun.

Jenn said...

How cool is this ? Great job !

Laura Roth said...

Wow! what a great idea!!!! You are so creative!

Emilia said...

How creative you are! I love the little cute embellishments!

Amy said...

What a treat to have stumbled upon your blog. The altered egg carton is FANTASTIC!