use up your eggs...

January 20th, 2009 in member junk     
MelHow MelHow, member
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Egg carton paper mache. I use the eggshells in the garden to prevent cutworms and blossom end rot in my tomatoes. I love the feeling of knowing that every bit of a purchase of eggs is used.

In the past I've made handprints of my girls using this paper mache. I am currently making a Christmas Tree Advent hanging. I am use tubes from seed beads and e-beads for the daily 'surprise,' which will be special notes on rolled up slips of paper.

It is not a good idea for pinatas - they don't break very easily at all.

The cross is nearly three feet tall and is remarkably heavy.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Recipe for Egg Carton Paper Mache
posted in: member junk, artwork, rusty, anywhere, egg cartons, paper mache, gothic

Comments (10)

AndreaOpulentCottage writes: Thanks for the recipe! I'm running to pull my egg cartons out of the recycle bin right now... Posted: 10:19 am on February 27th
PaintedShed writes: Love the texture of it. Posted: 10:52 am on January 21st
junkermidge writes: This is great! I love that you're reusing everything, in general, and in making your projects. You're making the world a more beautiful place in several ways. Way to go!

Midge Posted: 9:23 am on January 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very cool idea. I love the handprint idea for my kids. Thanks!
Candy Posted: 6:59 am on January 21st
CottageElements writes: It does look like a rusty piece of metal. Very cool!

Lani Posted: 11:33 pm on January 20th
JunkArchitect writes: It looks like a piece of rusty iron from an old ship. I can’t believe it’s paper mache. This came out really cool. Posted: 11:06 pm on January 20th
lovecrafting writes: I have used my junk mail to make the paper mache the same way.What else do you do do with all that junk? Posted: 8:17 pm on January 20th
MelHow writes: I can't think, I need this tooth pulled.

The Styrofoam is encased in paper mache and you have to apply it in multiple layers. Posted: 8:15 pm on January 20th
MelHow writes: I forgot to mention that when I do hand prints, I use a form to hold it until it is semi dry. When I do something like this cross, I cut the shape out of styrofoam and use it as a base. My husband brings sheets of it home from work when they get a product packed in it. Posted: 8:14 pm on January 20th
judithomas writes: WOW!!!!! This takes your breath away!!!!!

I will definitely be checking out your recipe to see if I can make some treasures as well!!!!

This is just Amazing! Judi Posted: 6:19 pm on January 20th
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