This festive showpiece is totally bizarre, but brilliant too

You’re right, eggs are usually associated with Easter, not Christmas.

And yet Carolyn Wignall has constructed her Christmas tree entirely out of egg boxes – 1,000 of them, to be precise. This year, the childminder, from Huddersfield, decided to get creative, stacking the cardboard containers to form a tree-like shape, before decorating it in the traditional style.

Carolyn told the Huddersfield Examiner : “We wanted an alternative Christmas tree which is all about preserving trees rather than cutting them down.

“We have constructed it out of items that can be recycled afterwards.

“We’ve been saving up egg boxes all year and asking the families of the children to do so too.”

Carolyn got eggy this festive season

Childminder Carolyn Wignall (left) with her egg-tree team (Photo: Huddersfield Examiner)

Carolyn got her egg boxes from a cake maker in the local area of Quarmby. The cardboard is orange, green, and blush pink, and together look quite fanciful. And odd.

The mum built the eggy Christmas tree with her kids Tony, Alice, Katie, and Isabelle, along with some other children she looks after in her role as a childminder.

The tree is made from 1,000 egg cartons

This is how to turn 1,000 egg boxes into a festive showpiece (Photo: Huddersfield Examiner)

It sounds like quite an effort. But an excellent one.

“We had so many different sizes and colours of egg boxes and the bigger ones which take 18 eggs were perfect to make a solid foundation for the tree ,” added Carolyn.

“The middle of the tree is stuffed full of old Examiner newspapers.”