It may be a little crazy, but I’ve been collecting egg cartons since Christmas, when I had the idea for this wall hanging. If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is! But truth be told, I’ve always had a thing for egg cartons and I feel wasteful throwing them out. You can use them to make a pretty wreath or wrap tiny gifts, and for a long time, I stored my nail polish collection in one. If you use even more egg cartons, you can turn this hanging into a photo backdrop for parties, or hang it in the door jamb to create a separator. Here’s how it works:
- egg cartons
- string + thick needle
- a foraged stick
Before starting on this super easy project, you should find as many egg cartons as you can. A 6 egg carton only has two such cones, so plan ahead. For my wall hanging, I used a total of 45 cones, which I removed from the carton with scissors or my bare hands.
Thread the needle with string and make a knot at one end. Pass the needle through the top of the cone, with the knot inside. This will be your bottom “bell”.
Make another know about 10 cm from the first one, and pass the needle through the second cone. Repeat until you have 5 cones on a string, and leave the end of the string long and loose.
I made a total of 9 such strings, each one with 5 cones on it. You can adjust the number according to how many cones you have.
Tie a piece of string to the sides of the stick. Hang the stick on the wall. Then you can easily tie the cone strings to the stick, one by one. Your wall hanging is ready! Easy, right?