Today we kick off a new series called WTFAQ OF THE WEEK.
Yes, you read it right :-)
WTFAQ OF THE WEEK stands for WHAT IS THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION OF THE WEEK and the plan is to address questions I get asked on a regular basis.
* FIRST UP - What do you do with empty egg cartons? *
The first answers that come to mind are either 1) just recycle them or 2) use it to create some fun craft with your smallies.
If you don't have kids around, you can use cartons to store things like elastic bands, needles and buttons or even use them as plant pots.
Egg-citing Plant Pots
What You'll Need: 1 egg carton; scissors; black marker; potting soil; four seed packets; spoon; plate; water
Make It: Cut off the top of the egg carton, leaving just the bottom. Separate four egg cups from the carton to create a pot collection and use scissors to trim the edges so they are even and smooth. Write the name of each plant on one side of each of the egg cups and fill each with a few scoops of potting soil. Place a few seeds of one plant in the appropriately labeled pot. Place all the pots on a large plate and position the plate near a sunny window. Water the plants according to the instructions on each package. When the plants get too big for the pots, transfer them to a bigger pot or to a garden outside. There's no need to remove the plants from the egg cups when planting in the garden; they will decompose into the soil!
At the end of the day, the (sad) reality is - no matter what you choose to do, egg cartons will most likely end up in a bin at some point.
I personally believe that recycle is not always the answer. If you think about it, we don't have endless resources to recycle our rubbish.
Try to drop them back off at the farmers market to my local supplier to sell her eggs in it OR simply leave one or two of them in your car trunk as some of the supermarkets nearby sell loose eggs - Dunnes Cornelscourt is a good example.
What do you do with your empty egg cartons? Share your ideas with us!
Lots of love,
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