Happy DIY Friday! This week, Sophie Uliano ** stopped by Hallmark Channel’s hit daytime talk show Home & Family to demonstrate how to turn your recycled egg cartons into pretty **flower lights — the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Check out the instructions below.

Egg Carton Flower Lights


  • Egg cartons (cardboard or styrofoam)

  • Acrylic craft paint

  • Sharp utility knife

  • Foam paintbrush

  • Hot glue gun

  • String of lights

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Copyright 2016 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee


  1. Cut your cartons in squares

  2. Shape your flowers

  3. Assemble lights

  4. Once the paint has thoroughly dried, use the utility knife to cut a small X shaped slit in the bottom of your flower. This slit is where you insert the light bulbs

  5. Insert one of the light bulbs through one of the flower just far enough that you can remove the bulb and change it if it burns out

Watch Sophie demonstrate how to make your own egg carton flower lights in the video below!

Home & Family airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.