There are those days when I run out of time and have one earring in my hand and am busy searching through the whole bunch to find the other pair. I seem to never find the matching pair when in a hurry and end up just picking up something random.
So when my eyes fell upon the empty egg carton sitting on the kitchen counter, the only thought that struck me was to reuse egg cartons to serve as a jewelry storage organizer.
They can easily fit inside a drawer and are totally cheaper than the fancy and ridiculously priced jewelry organizers available in the market.
Its also great fun to paint the egg cartons with a riot of colors as I have done here or you could just paint it with a single color..its all that you feel like doing at the spur of the moment 🙂
DIY Egg Carton Jewelry Holder / Reuse Egg Carton as Jewelry Organizer
Things that you will need for this simple and inexpensive project is an empty cardboard egg carton and acrylic paints along with paint brushes. I have only acrylic paints with me, so I have used them. But if you have spray paint, you could use that instead.
The instructions for this project are pretty easy.
First, clean the egg carton
Dip the paint brush in water and give a fast brushstroke with it throughout the carton painting surface. This way when you apply the actual paint, it spreads evenly and doesn’t get wasted much
Apply a single coat of paint on the egg carton. I have not painted the bottom portion of the carton
I painted the insides of the egg carton pockets with a single color, orange
Then I painted outside portions of the carton with three coats of paints of different colors to created a mixed colors effect
You could play with colors of your choice or just paint with a single color, but you need at least 2-4 coats of paint to be applied even in this case for the color to be visible
Leave it to dry for a few minutes and voila! the egg cartons that you generally throw away, has transformed into a work of art as well as a jewelry organizer