How to Make Egg Carton Lights.
Turn your homeor patio into an incandescent flower garden with plain holiday lights and egg cartons.
You will need Scissors Three to four cardboard egg cartons A string of holiday lights Watercolorpaint (optional) A pin (optional) and milk.
Cut out and discard the row of cupsthat hold the eggs and save the middle strip of cones that separate the rows of eggs.
Cut the strip into individual cones.
There will be five cones per carton of a dozen eggs.
Use watercolors to paint the cardboard cones different colors and let dry.
Makefour equally spaced, inch-long slits at the wide end of each cone to form petals.
Usea pin to poke holes into the petals in decorative patterns to allow the light to shine through.
Make a small hole with the scissors into the narrow end of the cup to make a spaceto thread the light through.
Place one light bulb into each cup – LED bulbsare best – and repeat for a glowing floral, fairy garden.
Did you know The American EvereadyCompany produced the first set of Christmas lights in 1903.