Upcycled Egg Carton Book

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Not long ago I was inspired by a beautiful green egg carton that I spied at the supermarket. A sucker for paper and for the color green, I purchased the more expensive eggs so that I could take this pretty disposable item home with me. Not wanting to throw it away, I came up with a way to reuse the egg carton and make it more valuable at the same time. The result? An egg carton book.

I created a new egg carton book as part of an upcycling contest, sponsored by Etsy. The requirements limited the primary materials to something that would typically belong in the trash or recycle bin. This time I used paper grocery bags for the interior pages, making the entire project from objects brought home from the local supermarket (except a few binding materials).

There were some incredibly creative entries in Etsy’s upcycling contest. Here is a bit about their top four picks.

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