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Friday, March 30, 2012

Carrot Treat Boxes

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These cute little carrot favors will be set out on each of our plates for Easter dinner next weekend.  I created the box file in Make the Cut (and cut it with my Cougar) so I'll provide that file at the end, but I have also made up a template that you can just print onto orange paper and hand cut.

Score the fold lines on the box (I used my Martha Steward score board and it worked great) and glue the tab to the inside of the box side. 

For the carrot top you'll make a tissue paper fringe.  I used two colors of green--you can use whatever you have.  I cut two pieces of tissue that were angled.  It's about 6 inches wide and about 2 1/2 inches high on one side and only about 1 1/2 inches high on the other.  You don't have to be exact of course, but you want one end taller than the other.  Dab a little glue along the bottom edge so they're stuck together.  Once the glue dries, cut thin strips with the scissors, but not all the way down to the end.  Starting with the tall end, roll up the fringed paper pretty tightly, then glue when you reach the end to secure it.  Fluff out the fringes a little and there's your top.  

Fill your box with jelly beans or other small treats and fold down the scallops, overlapping all the way around.  

Then take the "stem" of your green top and push it down into the center hole.  It should stay even without any glue, but a little hot glue on the end would be a good idea if they're being transported.

Just pull on the tissue paper when you're ready to eat the goodies and it will pop right open.

*and as a side note, these would be great for all kinds of "punny" situations:  

"If you CARROT all, you'll...
--be my Valentine"
--go to Prom with me"
--attend our training meeting"
--tell all your friends about my cool blog"
you know, whatever :)

Happy Easter!
MTC file
Printable template

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  1. ooooo... this looks like fun for me and the kids to do. Thanks for visiting me!

  2. Hi, Steph

    I love this idea, great for me to give my nieces and nephews too.


  3. So, so adorable! I love your puns, too! Will you link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

  4. Adorable! I have yet to really do much with all the Silhouette package files that I have bought. I'm sure one of them could be tweaked to make something similar. My Kindergartens last year would have loved these!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  5. Thanks you so much for this. If I can't get to it this Easter, it is for sure on my list for next year. Thanks again for the share.

  6. Very cute Steph! I'm featuring this on FB right now!! Glad you shared at my party! I LOVE IT! XO, Aimee

  7. Live this project. Love your blog! I signed up to follow you and I can't wait to see what's next.

  8. How adorable! Love this little craft idea, I haven't seen it before! So cute!

  9. Cute and festive! This would make a great favor for any garden themed event too! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

  10. That is so cute!! What a neat idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. These are adorable, such a great idea!

  12. HI I'm a new follower. These are so cute and could see them used for so many different occasions. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. Would love if you'd follow back and link up to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party.

  13. Hi Steph, Thanks for sharing these cute little carrot boxes. I will be making them for my daycare kids Easter treats.

  14. These are great! Thanks for linking up with Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We're hoping you will join us again next week with more great ideas! - The Sisters

  15. What a fun idea! Love the colors!

  16. Oh how cute is that "If you carrot all..." Love it! Thank you for sharing on A Pinteresting Party!

  17. This is a very cute idea! Great for a school treat!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

  18. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!