Saturday, April 4, 2009

J's Knicknacks Make 'n Take

Easter is about a week away. If you're still thinking about what to make...maybe this make 'n take project we did at J's Knicknacks this morning will inspire you. They're little egg cartons:


Here's what the inside looks like:


Click here to download a pattern. There are 2 pattern pieces...1 box pattern and 1 insert pattern. Simply cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.



The box piece has six 1/4" tabs...place double stick tape along each of these tabs, and also in 2 strips on the bottom of the box between the marked spots (as shown above).

For the insert piece...place double stick tape along the 2 side tabs. There are 6 dots on the insert pattern...I centered each dot in a Marvy (green) 3/4" circle punch, and punched out 6 circles.



For the next step...remove the backing paper from the 2 strips of double stick tape on the bottom of the box (this tape will hold your easter eggs in place...you can see the tape through the punched holes if you look closely). Remove the backing paper from the 2 tabs on the insert piece and stick to the sides of the box as shown above. Now you can proceed with putting the rest of the box together by following the fold lines. Put a chocolate egg into each punched circle and press down on the double stick tape. Here are more examples:


Stamp used: #B120 (Easter Rabbit)


Stamps used: #B121 (Easter Sam)


Stamp used: #A119 (Rainy Days).

** Just a note...I stamped each of the images on white cardstock and colored in the background**

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

14 comments:

Jenny said...

I love this! You are creative! Thank you for such great ideas.

Saskia said...

Adorable!!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Liann said...

Another cute idea....TFS

Denise said...

Jean, these are so adorable, I wish I could of made it to J's, but I went to Teri's class today. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute! Thank you for sharing. Dori

Ekg said...

Mahalo nui loa, Jean. These are just wonderful. TFS.
Happy Easter!!! Ekg

CM2 said...

I am really enjoying the things you create and I'm not disappointed this time, either! This egg carton is "Eggsactly" right! Thank you, CM2

Annie said...

Another great project...thank you for sharing both the inspiration and the template. And...I thought I was through with Easter.....lol! Annie

Jen said...

Cute!!!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

ohh i'm going to have to make this, so cute!

craftNmommy said...

Love this! This is one i want to copy, very nice!

Fay said...

So cute! I'm so sad I wasn't able to make it to town to make one of these egg cartons! :( But thanks for always sharing your patterns!

Cathy Y. said...

Wow, that egg carton is super cute! Thanks for always sharing your super creative ideas w/us! Bummers, I couldn't make it to see you. Super cute idea again!

Darth Mama said...

that was way cute!