Put away those plastic Easter eggs and make room for some carrot boxes! Not only do these boxes hold more candy than the average egg, but they make the perfect addition to any basket or place setting.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Carrot Box Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- 1 piece of green card stock
- 1 piece of orange card stock
- Dark orange or brown marker
- Bone Folder
- Glue Glider Pro or Double Sided Tape
- Stamped Image and Sentiment (I used Gina K. Designs Square Pegs)
Here is a photo of the finished project I will be sharing with you today.
Ready to get started? Great, here we go! We’ll start off with the carrot top.
Step 1: Cut the piece of green card stock 3″ wide by 6″ high. On the 6″ side score at 1″, turn your paper to the 3″ side and score every 1/4″ stopping at the 1″ mark you made on the 6″ side.
Step 2: Cut along the scored lines.
Step 3: Using your bone folder curl each strip by holding the bone folder under each strip and slide it all the way through – similar to how you would curl ribbon with a scissor. Be careful not to pull too hard or you’ll rip the strip.
Step 4: Add adhesive to the 1″ strip at the bottom of the curls.
Step 5: Roll strip onto itself.
Step 6: Once it’s all rolled up, add a bit more adhesive and re-curl any strips you’d like. Set it aside to work on the bottom of the carrot.
Step 7: On your piece of orange card stock print out your template – you can actually fit two on one piece of card stock. You can either print the lines dark as I’m showing you here or lighten up the lines…totally up to you. You won’t see the lines once it’s all put together, so go with whatever you’re comfortable with. Cut the template and score on all score lines.
Step 8: Add adhesive to the tab.
Step 9: Put template together, add candy, and tuck tabs in so you’ll end up with something that looks like this.
Step 10: Using a marker, add some dashes to give the carrot a more realistic look.
Step 11: Tuck carrot top inside carrot bottom.
With that you are done! To make it into a gift, I added a stamped imaged and sentiment to a basket, inserted the carrots, added some decorative eggs, and here’s what it looks like. It’s ready to be gifted!
Hope you have fun making these!
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