You’re going to LOVE to make a sweet paper carrot for Easter this year! These little guys are so whimsical and cute and they go together in a flash! If you like to give little treats to family, friends and co-workers, this Easter sour cream container is both easy and inexpensive. AND they’re a great way to use up some of that Designer Series Paper you might be hoarding! (Believe me, I know ALL about that! Let’s get it out and start creating!)
With just the right amount of chocolate goodies inside, it can even qualify as a last minute gift (even though we are weeks away from the holiday, we won’t tell anyone how prepared we were)!
Aren’t they sweet? I tried these first with plain card stock but wasn’t happy with the heavier weight of paper to make the sour cream container. Then I thumbed through my Designer Series Paper and found the Succulent Garden has some great prints to build my veggies. I cut the carrot sprig tops using the long leaf shape from the Everyday Jars framelits. (See my tips below for hints on these.)
This little egg from this year’s Sale-a-bration set, Hey Chick, is the perfect size to adorn your treat container – not too big, not too small, just right (to quote Goldilocks)! After I stamped him in Old Olive, I used my blender pen to give just a little shadow inside for some more personality.
Did you notice the shape he’s stamped on is the Balloon Bouquet punch – upside down? I wanted to mimic the egg shape and rather than cut a circle, hunted in my punches to see what would work! It’s always cool to look at your tools from a different perspective – you get lots more life out of them – and it’s fun to play!
Some tips as you make a sweet paper carrot for Easter:
- Cut 8 carrot sprigs in the green designer paper. Cut 4, THEN TURN YOUR PAPER OVER on your Big Shot and cut 4 more
- Glue the sprigs together to make 4 sturdier ones (and so they are the same colour back and front!)
- Cut your Calypso paper to 4″ x 4″ for our sturdy little carrot.
- Use Tear and Tape to make your sour cream container. Run it along three sides of your square.
- Add a glue dot to the back of your carrot to hold your ribbon securely in place.
Creating small treats like these are fast and fun! And you don’t need to break the bank! There are endless possibilities to decorate them once you make a sweet paper carrot for Easter…let your creativity run riot!