Sourcing a box of Eggos in the UK for a Stranger Things inspired gift proved difficult recently, so I decided to make one. It was pretty easy and only required some low-level design tweaks of the Eggo artwork. I thought it would be worth sharing how I did it for other Stranger Things fans who want a box (or boxes) for Cos Playing 11.
I found the artwork for the front of the Box on the Kellogs website in the US (who shared the vintage design to decorate modern Eggo boxes for Halloween), but went a step further and found the artwork for the other sides.
What you’ll need:
- A box that’s roughly 23.5 x 12.7 x 7.6cm
- A printer
- PVA Glue
- Scissors/Craft Knife
- Belgian Waffles
- The Artwork (original Eggo Box Dimensions)
Print out the artwork above at 100% if you have a box that’s already Eggo box-sized. If not open up the images in Photoshop and alter the canvas size so that it’s the same size as the corresponding side of the box. Colour pick the background of the image and apply it to any empty areas.
Cut out the images. I’d recommend using a sharp craft knife on a cutting mat.
Glue the images to the box using PVA glue. Spread the glue thinly and evenly else the paper will wrinkle. Before gluing I sanded down the edges of the box with some fine sandpaper to add to the vintage look.
Add waffles! The Eggo Box is designed to hold eight waffles, which seems to be a common quantity. I had no trouble finding waffles in a pack of eight which looked close to actual Eggos in style.
Hopefully Eggos will make it over to the UK one day (I recently spotted Twinkies in my local Sainsburys so there is hope!) but until then alternate waffles will have to do.