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50 Things You Can Use Egg Cartons For Other Than Eggs

Posted by Sarah Moore on

When I tell people I sell egg cartons for a living they usually assume that I’m an expert on farming or eggs. While I’ve learned quite a bit about both since starting at, I’ve learned even more about several other unrelated industries like cricket farming, baking, precision manufacturing, and sound proofing. This is because egg cartons are not just for eggs. 

Egg cartons are one of the most versatile products on the planet. They can be used for anything that requires protection or separation and much more. To give an idea of just how versatile egg cartons are, I’ve compiled a list of 50 things our customers use egg cartons for OTHER than eggs.  


1. Donuts 

PC: @SideHustleDoughNuts

PC: @SideHustleDoughNuts @FoodWithLiane

2. Meatballs

World Renowned Chef Alton Brown, "shared a hack about baking homemade meatballs in an empty egg carton. The egg carton helps to soak up some of the fat and ensure that the meatballs are perfectly round!...Once they are baked in the carton they are moist on the inside and crispy on the outside." Want to try this for yourself? Check out Season and Thyme's recipe for Egg Carton Meatballs!

PC: @seasonandthyme 

PC: @erikanudelman

PC: @cyndiwho

3. Sound Proofing 

PC: @j.da.moose

PC:  @sudhanshusinghmusic 

4. Hammer and Nail Practice

PC: @HeuristicBaby

5. Golf Balls

PC: @bordergolfballs

PC: @provisional_ball

6. Fire Starter

PC: @AmassRestaurant

7. Dog Toys and Treats

PC: @DjCockapoo

PC: @River.Rose.Berner

PC: @randytheboxer

Kongs In Egg Cartons

8. Painting 

PC: @The.Creativity.Project

PC: @TheArtfulParent

PC: @ArtBarBlog

PC: @ACraftyLiving

PC: @instapozart

9. Mini Muffins

PC: @tulips_and_a_toolbox

Mini Muffins in Egg Cartons


Sprinkle Muffins in Egg Carton


Cookies and Muffins in Egg Carton

PC: The Cottage

10. Castles and Forts

PC: @BrightHorizons

PC: @NannyChaser

11. Candles

PC: @yuibrooklyn

Mini Candles

PC: @marketofmagic

12. Artwork for Tattoos and Towels

Egg Carton Towel

PC: RedBirdsHouse

Egg Carton Tattoo

PC: @Me_Elder_Plops 

13. Ice cream

PC: @amplehills and @shahneeeee

Yellow Egg Carton

PC: Candyos_sweetshop 

14. Seedlings and planters

PC: @bugeater_gardens

PC: @makeyourgardengrow

PC: @quarteracre.foodforest  

15. Pretzel Bites 

PC: @sobershotnj

16. Wreaths and Frames 

PC: @MagPieEthel 

PC: @AsdCreationStation

PC: @imaginationTree 

17. Tacos

PC: @mcityeats 

18. Bath bombs and Soap

PC: @moriversoap

PC: @moon.water.medicine

PC: @wondermama_bodycare

PC: @bulkleyvalleyhoney

19. Beginner Violin Practice

PC: @violinist.children

20. Cake pops

PC: @SweetTreatsByCin

PC: @Yumsiescakepops

PC: @sweetstellatreats

PC: @berryummytreats_

21. Matching Games

PC: @7daysOfPlay 

PC: @invite_to_learn 

PC: @Simply.Play.Today

22. Crayons

Crayons In An Egg Carton

PC: @art2theextreme 

23. Candy

PC: @Myfourwonders

PC: @Sprinkle_Bash

24. Christmas Trees

PC: @Montessorisaati via @CardBoardFolk

PC: @SoynuriaPerez

PC: @techovo_srl

PC: @charliebarleestudio

25. Bike Rods

PC: @SilverCatCycles 

PC: @chirskingbuzz

26. Lighting

PC: @HandMadeCharlotte  

27. Macaroons

PC: @SweetSaura

PC: @Honey_Bee_Bakery

PC: @pastreez

PC: @amyjerry @thehoneycomb.tx

28. Playdough

PC: @KcLemonSqueezy

29. Sorting Rings, Beads, and Seashells

PC: @ShellBoundLondon

PC: @HQcreations 

PC: @WorkandPlayEcc

30. Chocolate Eggs

PC: @patisserie_cremiel

PC: @Enigma_Chocs and @photobeforeweeat

PC: @hellokitco

PC: @lovesweetlove53

PC: @coco88au

31. Ipad Stand 

PC: @ventures_with_mama

32. Hot Chocolate Bombs

PC: @phonomenal.creations

PC: @divine.dipps

33. Crickets and Cockroaches 

PC: @Chrisweeet 

PC: @allkosei

34. Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

PC: @rubassweettreats

PC: @flouryflorabakery

35. Pop Up displays 

PC: @PopUpsLondon photo credit to @yaroslava_kirichok


PC: @albe_ki 

Pop Up Displays

PC: @jameswashfold

36. Manufacturing (Parts For Medical Devices, Airplanes, Space Shuttles, and Cars)

PC: @studiodunn

PC: @billet_technology

PC: @yatesprecision



Yellow Pink and Blue Egg Trays

Black Egg Tray

PC: C_BathGate

37. Arancini Balls

PC: @proper_lot_food

38. Tomatoes & Beans

PC: @Route39ChickenFarm

PC: @Katzen_Garten_Kuchenleben

PC: @Gapey

39. Waffle Bites

PC: @TheYogBar

PC: @fancyeggs_waffle 

PC: @dhan_waffle_uk 

40. Ornaments and Clay Figures

PC: @ToBeJollyChristmas 

PC: @janne_cornish

PC: @miserylovesco510 

PC: @studio_kaapo

41. Chalk 

PC: @CrawfordHomestead2014

PC: @hellokitco

42. Brunch Takeout

PC: @smilecoffee2016

PC: @CafeDeMemoir 

43. Yarn Balls and Crochet

PC: @Kreaida

PC: @rkrcrochet

44. Cupcakes

PC: @MsBunnieCakes

PC: @CharlotteBergerchs

PC: @sweettweetsbakeryep

PC: @birdbakery

PC: @jackandfins

PC: @petalscupcakery

 Cupcakes In an Egg Tray

PC: @JaysCakesCookies

45. Walnuts

PC: @ijzerman 

46. Drawer Organizer

PC: @KrufeOrganizer

47. Cookies 

PC: @CookiesByDebbie

  Easter Cookies In An Egg Tray

PC: @sugarela

Chicken Cookies In An Orange Egg Carton

PC: @SunsetSweetsByJess

48. Crafts & Rice Pits

PC: @WorkandPlayEcc

PC: @studiopersona.bkk

PC: @TeachMakeCreate

PC: @SpaceForSmallHumans


PC: @AnideaOnTuesday

PC: @AMagicalMinute


PC: @Myfourwonders

PC: @Samantha_X_Johnson

PC: @GirlGangAndCo

PC: @EatHappyFeelGood

50. Protein Balls

Protein Balls In Egg Flats

PC: @abigailhinchcliffe


They're Not Just For Eggs  

We know there are many people out there using egg cartons and egg flats for things entirely unrelated to eggs. We want to hear from you. What do you use your egg cartons or trays for? Let us know in the comments section below!


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