Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton Lamp

Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton Lamp

These tips ahead are for the moments when you’re inspired to create! It may be a lot of work at first, but you’ll see that, with very little money and a couple of things from your recycle bin, it’s possible to create amazing items. Like a beautiful egg carton lamp. Not to mention that with recycled crafts, you help the environment at the same time.

Egg Carton Lamp


One of the last things you’d think an egg carton could become would be a charming lamp! But yes, this very easy step by step will give an upgrade to your home décor, add fun to your crafting and make the world a little cleaner. Let’s start!

You’ll need:

  • 9 dozen-size cardboard egg cartons
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • 1 string of 100 LEDs
  • Chicken wire (1 10″ × 20″ piece)
  • Floral wire
  • Craft knife

To start it properly you have to cut the cup from egg cartons and trim the edges of each cup in a way they look like four rounded petals. Then, spray paint the cups inside and out. Insert a light bulb through each hole in the chicken wire, using floral wire fix safely.

With lights facing out, roll the chicken wire around a cylinder and use floral wire to fasten ends together. Next, put a cylinder on one end. At last, cut an, X in the bottom of each egg cup with a craft knife and push each light bulb into a cup.


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