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Egg cartons are definitely one of my favorite DIY materials. They can be used for so many things, and we all have them in our recycle bins. Use them as little pots for sprouting seeds, an organizer for your jewelry, desk stuff (paperclips, rubber bands, etc), or nails and screws. Or, make flowers and turn them into a mobile!
What you will need:
First, cut off all of the points (the dividers) on the egg carton. I didn’t use these for the mobile, but I saved them for another project.
Next, cut out each individual egg cup, these will be the flowers.
Trim the egg cups so that there are four petals.
Paint the flowers whatever colors you like, I made mine bright and multi-colored, but I think doing a monochrome color scheme would be really chic, too.
Paint the chopsticks black and hot glue them to make an X. Using the black thread and the needle, cover any hot glue by wrapping it around the center of the sticks one way and then switching to the other. This strengthens the center and also creates a more finished look.
Once you’ve wrapped the sticks, go through several layers of the thread with the needle and make a long loop with the thread and tie it at the base where it meets the sticks. This will be what you hang the mobile with. Cut the excess thread with the needle attached.
Now, make the hanging flowers by threading your needle and tying a knot at the end. Thread a bead and then a flower. Tie another knot a few inches above the flower and repeat with another bead and another flower. Do this until you have the amount of flowers you want, this will make one string of the mobile. Repeat with new thread for each string. I made 7 strings in all, 4 with 3 flowers and 3 with 1 flower. When you tie them onto the chopsticks, you will want to lift up the mobile every so often to check for balance and spacing. It took me a few tries of switching some of the strings around to get the right weight on each side… don’t worry though, it really isn’t that difficult.
Hang and enjoy!
This month I am all about the new Fall collection from Kate Spade Saturday. I love Saturday because they always have amazing, well-crafted pieces for great prices. Come Fall, I always find myself wanting to update my wardrobe with great basics that are classic yet current and Saturday never fails me. Not to mention, they always have awesome prints (I am IN LOVE with their Camo Floral!)
Well there you have it, my favorite picks from the Saturday Fall collection. What are your favorites?