Transform An Old Egg Carton Into Beautiful Lawn Decor With An Easy DIY

You might be one of the many people who toss used egg cartons in the trash or recycle bin. If so, you should know that there are actually quite a few fun DIY projects that you can create by repurposing egg cartons. For example, you can craft a beautiful flower to hang in your lawn. After the outdoor decor piece is complete, you can place the flower on a tree in your yard, or somewhere on your porch or patio if you would prefer.

To complete this easy DIY project, you need a cardboard egg carton and acrylic or spray paint in a color of your choice. As for the tools required to craft this decorative flower, a hot glue gun and scissors will help you get the job done. Depending on where you plan to hang the flower, you can use either a paper clip, yarn, or rope to display it wherever you would like. This DIY is the perfect way to add a colorful accent to your yard, and it's so easy that parents might also want to consider letting their little ones in on the fun by allowing them to help craft the flower.

How to create a decorative flower with an old egg carton

TikTok user @easy_crafts.official shared a super simple tutorial on how to put this egg carton hack together. To make this flower for your own yard, start out by painting your egg carton and allowing it to dry. You can pick up cardboard-friendly paint from nearly any crafting store. You can also purchase paint in a color of your choice from Amazon if you prefer to shop online. If you create DIY projects often, you might want to consider investing in a set of acrylic paint so that you always have a wide variety of colors on hand.

The Artecho Acrylic Paint Set comes in 24 and is only $24.99 on Amazon, so it is a great option for those on a budget. After you paint the carton and allow it to dry completely, cut each section into smaller pieces as shown in the video. Use a glue gun to glue each piece together side by side in a circular shape. You can either choose to leave the circle in the middle of the flower empty, or fill it in with a smaller fake flower like the content creator does. You could use Amazon's set of 30 artificial flowers to accomplish this. It is priced at $8.99. After deciding whether you want to add the center flower, you can use a paper clip or attach a string to use to hang the decor piece up outside of your home.

Tips for how to decorate with this DIY flower

There are endless ways to decorate with this fun craft. You might want to consider creating multiple egg carton flowers so that you can place them throughout your patio, porch, or yard. You could also create a string of flowers to hang up outside. This would be the perfect decoration to display to celebrate the start of spring each year. Do not be afraid to get creative with the colors you select as well. You might want to choose a specific color scheme or pattern to determine how to paint each of your flowers.

As you can see in the video, the content creator hung the finished product in a tree. If you go this route, you can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your yard by painting the flowers a color that complements greenery. Those who have a garden can also use their flowers, fruits or vegetables as inspiration for how to decorate or paint this DIY decor. For example, you could design them to resemble the flowers that occupy your garden.