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If I Knew This Secret Before, I Would Never Throw Away Old Egg Cartons

I’ll be honest with you – I eat a lot of eggs in a week, and I’m always throwing out the egg cartons, which seems a pity! And I guess I’m probably not the only who sees used egg cartons as junk. But the fact is, egg cartons have so many more uses than just holding eggs. Yes, I was throwing away the old egg cartons, until I’ve discovered this little secret!

Today is your lucky day, because I’m going to share my little secret with you. So, if you feel like getting creative here are several projects for you to consider.

Collect a few old egg cartons, grab some scissors and paint, and choose one of the many ideas below to create something new for yourself.

10 Creative Ideas You Could Do With Old Egg Cartons:

1.Grow Seeding in Egg Cartons

Yes, this is very useful! You will be amazed when you see that these small cups are the perfect size for smaller seedlings. Or, you can separate the compartments of an egg carton and you can use them to plant herbs and other small plants. Don’t forget to share this trick with your friends!

Grow Seeding in Egg Cartons

2.Use it to Store Your ( Fragile ) Things

Yes, you can use the old egg cartons to protect your fragile things! Just put them inside the egg carton and your fragile belonging will be safe!


Don’t have toolbox at home? Store your screws and nails in an egg carton. Or, if you like sewing, you can store your buttons, sequins, bugle beads, threads, and so on. Or, you can keep your screws, nails, etc. Just arrange them inside these small cardboard compartments.



Egg cartons are the perfect way to organize “small stuff”. Use them to store jewelry, beads, office supplies, buttons, craft supplies, nuts/bolts, and more.

5.Christmas ornament storage

Well yes. with this simple ( but effective ) trick, you won’t have to worry about broken Christmas decorations anymore. Egg cartons are the perfect solution when you need to store Christmas tree globes.

Christmas ornament storage

6.Make DIY Fire Starters

Yes, you can use old egg cartons to make your own homemade fire starters! Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple. You just have to add a bit of wax, and some dryer lint, and that’s it! Share this simple trick with your friends!

7.Children’s paint palette

This is also very useful and amazing trick! Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple! You just have to fill each compartment with a different color of paint, so your children can easily keep their colors separated.

Children’s paint palette

8.Ice Holder

Yes, you can use the old egg carton as an ice holder, but only if the egg cartons are made out of plastic!

9.Give’ Em to Your Chicken-Owning Friends

Yes, this is a good idea! But not if they have an egg carton hoarding problem. Then you’ll just be enabling them.

10.Gift basket

Or, you can try this simple trick as well – just transform your egg cartons into baskets and give them as gifts. And why not throw in some chocolate eggs?

We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.

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