Egg Carton Lapel Pin + Mixed Media Collage

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My husband is always faithful to ask if I want stuff before he dumps it in the recycle bin.  When we polished off the last of the eggs I surprised him by saying “yes” to the egg carton.

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I had done a few projects this year using shrink film and I wondered how egg carton plastic would shrink!  So I got out my scissors, but I quickly changed to the wire cutters which work perfectly cutting the plastic.

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Step One:  Cut out individual cups.

egg carton paint

Step Two: use several colors of paint to make the colors pop.

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Step Three:  paint the inside of each cup.

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Step Four:  place the cups on a foil or parchment lined pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 2-3 minutes.  WATCH THEM.


egg carton spray

Step Five: I used a gold felt pen around the edges and made a black center with a black paint pen.  Then sprayed a light coat of clear .

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Step Six:  Attach a back pin with hot glue.

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I had extra pieces that I made into a bonus collage!

egg carton canvas

I squirted hot glue swirls and painted over them with shades of green acrylic paint.


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This lapel pin turned out so sweet and dainty, it’s hard to imagine it was part of an egg carton!





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