Easter treat boxes

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 06 Apr, 2017

Surprise your friends and family this Easter with these adorable boxes, wonderful to store sweet treats or gifts. The boxes are also perfect for little ones to collect their eggs in during an egg hunt, choose from a chick or rabbit, or craft both!

1. Paint circle nesting boxes with Artiste Acrylic Paints; brown for the rabbit and yellow for the chick. Make sure to paint a few coats, allowing them to dry in between to create a good, solid finish. Use the templates on page 93 of issue 80 to cut the different face pieces from relevant cardstock. Die cut the eyes and rabbit’s cheeks and mouth using nesting circle dies, and the nose with a heart palm punch. Ink the ears, nose and mouth with a pink ink pad. Add some detailing to the eyes with a white gel pen, copying the positioning from the image. 

2. Build up the faces with tacky glue and 3D foam pads – adding height to the chick’s eyes and the rabbit’s nose and mouth. Attach the beak just at the top, propping it upwards with 3D foam pads.

3. For the rabbit’s whiskers, mix equal quantities of water and PVA glue together and dip a length of black twine into the mixture. Hang to dry and cut to size. Glue two strips to each of the rabbit’s cheeks. Make up the ears and attach to the lid edge. Fix a diagonal strip of cardstock under each to add extra stability.

4. Glue yellow feathers to the wings and crest of the bird and attach in place with double-sided tape. Stick the feet at the base of the box to finish. If you wish to, paint and line the insides of the box with co-ordinating paint and contrasting cardstock.

Project and how-to instructions by Jackie Jasper. Project originally published in the March issue (80) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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