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Friday, March 30, 2012

Altered Egg Carton Swap - How Fun!



 Swaps. swaps, swaps.  There are so many to choose from:  altered Altoid tins, altered matchboxes, ATCs, and so on.  But an altered half-dozen egg carton?  I've never seen that before.  This swap was the brainchild of Cassandra of An Altered Adventure. What a creative swap!  The challenge was to decorate an egg carton and fill it with vintage or vintage inspired goodies.  My swap partners are Allison and Julie.  We all agreed that we like pastels, and ever since I redecorated my living room I am stuck on the Robin's Egg Blue.  As you can see, I decorated the top of the carton with handmade burlap and felt flowers, eggs, crepe paper, doilies and jewelry parts. It really was so much fun to be working on this unique project.

 And then on to the inside.  I found a set of vintage sal shakers at an estate sale, and filled them with glass glitter.  A little candy (isn't the Lindt lamb adorable!), some bunny earrings, a bunny soap , a bunny hat pin and a few more little goodies completed the package. Today the Easter Bunny at USPS will get the package ready to deliver by Easter.  I hope the girls like it! 

I'm linking to Pink Saturday, with an apology to Beverly that I am stuck in the Robin's Egg Blue phase and it is not pink!

15 comments:

LV said...

VERY NICE JOB ON THE EGG CARTON. I WAS AMAZED ONE DAY IN AN ANTIQUE MALL, THEY ACTUALLY HAD EGG CARTONS FROM YEARS AGO AND THE PRICE BLEW ME AWAY.

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Wow love the altered art carton...what a wonderful idea for the humble egg carton.
HPS
Michelle

Jenny's Heart said...

I was so bummed I missed this one! I did the Christmas ornament swap Cassandra hosted and loved it!
I LOVE YOUR egg cartons. Perfect for Easter and Spring!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty! I wouldn't mind a nibble off the Lindt lamb!
Funny, whenever I see these egg cartons, I remember a friend who covered her whole family room ceiling with them. It was pretty cool at the time. Happy Pinks and thanks for your visit.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jenn said...

That's a novel idea - something very different for the Easter holidays. Very well done too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So sweet! I love how the pearls are the birds eggs. Creative and clever, and well, crafty too! I don't mind that it is blue since this is the April Fool's edition of Pink Saturday this weekend...you're right on for today's post!

Ira Huberts said...

Love your altered egg carton and those beautiful flowers. Even the contents are gorgeous!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Wow - so much creativity. The little nest is my fav touch.

Sunny said...

Marti, Very clever and your egg carton has me a believer. It is absolutely adorable and thanks for showing what goes inside one. This is soooo cute. Dianna

Jacqueline said...

I am lovin' that blue too! What a beautiful take on an egg carton. It couldn't be more magical and I am sure they will love it! Happy Pink/Robin Egg Blue Saturday!

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!

What a fabulous idea!


Gabriela

Jeanie said...

I'll tell you, I'm just dying for the time when I can do more swaps. This one is a gem -- I love how it was not only altered but filled -- whomever gets yours will be a lucky person indeed! I'm just glad to get studio time to make a few cards! This would be a major project!

Lorraine said...

Supercute, love the blue...your partners will be happy!! HPS! Lorraine

Shelia said...

Oh, this is really pretty! Love the little nest and you are the most creative one! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

eccentricallysuper said...

Wow! Pretty impressive! I bet MOTHER EARTH loved this, too.

Kindly visit my Pink Saturday entry if you have the time. Thanks.

http://eccentricallysuper.blogspot.com/2012/03/impromptu-submission.html