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Egg Box Christmas Decorations Easy Christmas Craft

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As you may be aware, being crafty (as in making pretty things with my own hands) does not come naturally to me. However, Christmas is a time to try and make things, and I think it makes things all the more nicer to have homemade bits and pieces that you can look back on and reminisce over the years.

So this year I was reminiscing about what Christmas craft I did with my mum and one of these things that popped into my head was egg box decorations. So I decided to give it a go myself. Now egg boxes have changed a bit since 1988 so I couldn’t get the spherical shape I wanted, but they still look cool and I think almost angel like! This is so easy and fun to do.

You can hang these on your tree, or wherever you like!

You will need:

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Egg boxes
Gold/silver craft spray paint
Glue
Thread
Glitter
Scissors

1. Spray paint your egg boxes gold and/or silver. Leave to dry for a few hours.

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2. Cut out your decoration shapes from the egg boxes. Touch up any bare patches with the spray paint and leave to dry if required.

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3. Take the glue and make pretty patterns on the egg cups – dots, swirls, lines etc

4. Before the glue dries, sprinkle with glitter over the glue.

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5. Make a hole with a needle, and knot one end of thread, and push through hole, making a loop.

6. Your Egg Box Decorations are ready.

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*Use the other side of the box to make little sweet holder for those tasty quality street!*



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