- Easter Egg Carton Label (PDF)
Every year when I get together with my family to dye Easter eggs, we always end up putting the eggs back into the cartons when we’re done. We each take our dozen or two eggs home with us, and into the fridge they go. What has always bothered me about that, though, is that my pretty, pretty eggs are hidden in a boring carton. They deserve better than that, don’t you think? This year I decided to spiff up those cartons with a label.
I designed the label to match the printable Easter egg holders we designed a while ago, so that you could use them alongside this carton for a really nice matching set. Our downloadable template makes it easy – just print it out!
Normally I would suggest printing something like this onto sticker paper, but that stuff tends to be somewhat thin, and the markings on an egg carton tend to be bold enough to show through, so this time I’m recommending you use white cardstock instead. As for the egg carton, the foam ones always come in pretty pastel colors like blue, green, or yellow, any of which ought to match this label perfectly.
Once you’ve printed the label onto the cardstock, cut the pieces out with scissors and grab yourself some spray adhesive (or double-sided tape, if you prefer).
At this point, you’re probably wondering why the main label is in two pieces. I did this for two reasons. First, the top of my egg carton was too long to fit a single-piece label on one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Second, I wasn’t sure if your egg cartons would be the same size as mine, so I wanted a solution that was easily adjustable in size. Having two label pieces that overlap each other was the perfect solution to both issues.
Before you use any glue, fit both pieces of the label onto the carton and see if it looks better with the right half on top or the left half on top. Then glue one piece down, lining it up with one end. The other piece goes on next, lining it up with the other end.
To cover up the markings on the side of the carton’s lid, the template also has strips of bright, colorful stripes for you to glue on the sides. Again, I was limited by the length of the paper, so you’ll need to do a little cutting and overlapping on these pieces as well. The four strips on the template should be enough to cover the front, back, and sides of the lid. Go ahead and let the strips cover up the holes in the front of the lid; we’ll take care of those in a minute.
Now grab a craft knife and carefully cut out the strips where they cover the holes in the front of the lid, so that you’ll be able to close the lid securely.
And there you have it — the cutest egg carton ever! Wouldn’t this be a wonderful way to take dyed Easter eggs to a party or Easter dinner? It would even be a fun addition to an Easter basket or a gift for a friend.