EGGS & TOAST. A 10 MINUTE, $10 DIY GIFT IDEA.

You have 10 minutes, $10 and a homemade gift to whip up?  Perfect!  That’s exactly what you need to make this cute little egg and toast holder.

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Here’s a funny story.

Once, in a land far, far away, during a dark and stormy night, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times. A little woman named Karen, got herself  4 little red hens, because she always, always wanted to have her own chickens so she could gather her own eggs. She built them a house made out of sticks that would protect them from the big, bad wolf, and she fed them a trail of bread crumbs. In other words, she poured her whole fairy tale life into making sure she had happy hens and fresh eggs, struggling night and day, with God as her witness she would never go hungry again.

Even though she didn’t really like eggs.

The moral of this fairy tale is that Karen is a whack job and she’s fine with it.  She also likes to mix metaphors and famous phrases.

I like eggs as an ingredient but I don’t really like eggs on their own. Like the thought of eating a hard boiled egg makes my face screw up into something resembling an anus . I don’t eat sunny side up, over easy, soft boiled or poached. Unless it’s Eggs Benedict prepared by someone who really knows what they’re doing (I am not that someone) I eat scrambled eggs and scrambled eggs alone.

So the truth is out that I have chickens not for their eggs but for secret voodoo reasons.

Having said that, I understand there are many of you who do enjoy a nice hard boiled or soft boiled egg every so often.  And YOU may even know other people who enjoy such things.

Which makes today’s DIY gift idea perfect.  Some people make rules about only giving handmade gifts, or there are those of you who only like to give handcrafted presents because you’re caring and thoughtful and don’t buy into the whole commercialism of Christmas.  I, personally, embrace the commercialism of Christmas.  But I like to give or get a DIY gift as well.

It is for all of you, you egg loving fiends, that I have this DIY eggcup you can make in about 10 minutes for about 10 dollars.  Actually you can make about 10 of them for about $10.

*10 minutes is a generalization based on someone who is comfortable with tools, cutting, drawing straight lines and is referring to how long it takes per eggcup.  

DIY Eggcup & Toast Holder

Materials  (for 5 egg and toast holders)

1″ x 6″ x 4′ piece of pine
Wood glue

Tools

Circular saw
Drill with 1 3/4″ hole saw
Ruler
Pencil

Steps

  1. Cut board into 5 lengths of 9″.
  2. Mark each board at 5″, 2.5″, 3/4″ and 3/4″.

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3. Using a 1 3/4″ hole saw drill 2 holes into the 2.5″ section of the board.

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4. Cut along each line.  Cut directly on top of the line, not to the left or to the right of the line.  On top of the line.  If you aren’t accurate with your cutting you run the risk of ruining everything and living out your life in a van down by the river.

 

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5. Squeeze a bunch of wood glue onto the back of the egg holding portion and the two smaller pieces.

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6.  Align the egg holder and the two thinner pieces on top of the largest piece of wood and clamp it down until the glue dries.

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7. If you don’t have clamps, don’t worry about it.  Books to the rescue.  Just weigh the egg holder down with anything hefty.  Like your hydro bill for instance.

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10 minutes, $10, 10 gifts. The fairytale ending to your DIY gift giving dilemma.

You’d rather buy a present? Try my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide.

EGGS & TOAST. A 10 MINUTE, $10 DIY GIFT IDEA.

87 Comments

  1. You are SO EFFING BRILLIANT! And I love that you don’t love eggs either! Michelle Obama doesn’t like them too! We should eat hashbrowns together.

  2. Kasia says:

    Ok, I feel a little stupid asking this, and I didn’t get a chance to scroll through the comments to see if anyone else asked —sorry— but how does one eat an egg prepared like you show?? Is it just for dipping your knife in and spreading on the toast, or to scoop the meaty egg parts out to eat with a spoon?? It seems hard to eat and like it would be hard to avoid shell bits. I’ve seen eggs served in egg cups, but only in magazines. I’m American, and it seems this might be more of a British and Canadian method? (Although I have no idea where I got that perception). Please enlighten me :)

    • Sandi Remedios says:

      Butter the toast lightly, and then cut it into soldiers.
      (Cut the bread slice in half and then half again so you end up with 4 buttered sticks.)
      Dunk the end of the soldier in the egg yolk. Eat it
      Repeat it until all the egg yolk is gone.
      Give the egg white to the dog, or the cat. Whichever, don’t eat it, it’s gross.
      Some people take a spoon and scoop out the egg white from the shell and then (ugghh) put it in their mouth and chew.
      NOT recommended.

  3. Kelli says:

    Clever girl. 🦕

    I see you’ve taken the Practical Guide to Practrically Everything to heart, seeing as how you really do seem to know how to do everything that has to do with…well, practically everything. Especially when it comes to sweating, swearing, & doing stuffs.

    However, I take EGG-ception (!) to your device, as lovely as it is. I’ve never quite understood eating a boiled egg right out of its shell; to me it’s just dumb dumb dumb. But then again, I’m one of those who, if I happen to crunch down on a mere speck of eggshell, whatever I’ve already ingested will all come up again. Kind of a buzzkill around polite company. Which is why I stopped eating my mother’s egg salad years ago, as she never quite got the hang of rinsing every bit of eggshell off those hard-boiled eggs. 🤮 Other than that, it’s definitely cute (and looks very simple and easy to make). But I’ll stick with scrambled. 😉

  4. Martina says:

    Love the idea! I’d add an egg size bowl to where the eggs go because well, my family can be messy eaters and the wood would be hard to clean of food.

  5. Andrea says:

    Cute idea, but usually I’m standing over the sink eating them as soon as the eggs are peeled and toast is buttered.

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