We seem to have an abundance of egg cartons lately, so I thought we’d turn a few of them into some holiday crafts. These egg carton Christmas trees were a wonderful Christmas craft to make together. I especially enjoy sitting and crafting together around the holidays. It’s a great way to slow down a bit and spend some quality time with one another.
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- Egg carton with the egg cups cut into individual pieces.
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Chenille stems
We started by painting the egg cups with a plain green paint.
Once that dried we used a green glitter paint to add another coat.
We decorated them with “Christmas ornaments” by adding colored polka dots.
I made a star by bending a silver chenille stem. Then I poked the ends through the top of on of the finished egg cups. I twisted two more chenille stems around the ends of the first chenille stem to create the trunk of the tree. Then I pushed that “trunk” of twisted chenille stems through the center of the other egg cups to make the tree. You can twist them around to make it look more like a tree.
We didn’t really have a plan for these trees when we started, but they found a wonderful home. Throughout the month of the December they’ll be spreading festive holiday cheer in the girls’ doll house. They would also be great for decorating a Christmas small world or train table.
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