Easter Bunny Treat Box Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! There’s only a few days left until Easter! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a paper easter bunny box that you can put treats, candy or small gifts in!

 

 

The glitter adds such a fun, sparkly touch to these! This is an easy and simple project, great if you need to make something when you don’t have a ton of time left.

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Bunny box pattern

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper is definitely best for this!)
  • Glue (I used hot glue)
  • Glitter in pink and bronze
  • School glue (I used Elmer’s glue)
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

 

For those of you with a Cricut or other cutting machine, an SVG file of this box is available for purchase here!

 

Happy Easter!

 

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Cute Mini Paper Easter Basket Egg Holder Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! Easter will be here in no time at all, can you believe it? In this week’s tutorial we’re creating another Easter paper craft – a mini Easter basket!

If you’re like me, you love anything that is miniature, and these tiny paper baskets are adorable! They are the perfect size to hold an Easter egg or mini chocolate eggs.

 

 

I’ve being doing a lot of projects that require a printed pattern lately, so I designed this one to be pattern free for those of you who don’t have access to a printer!

Materials:

  • Paper in three colors (I used card stock, but you don’t have to use thicker paper for this)
  • Ruler
  • X-acto craft knife
  • Hot glue (you can try other types of glue, though)
  • Cutting mat with grid (you don’t have to have this, but it’s very helpful and will save time!)
  • Rotary paper cutter (again, you don’t have to have this, but it will really help)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

You’ll need to cut paper to all of the following sizes:

  • 1 piece: 7.5 inches x 2 inches
  • 1 piece: 7 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 2 pieces: 7.5 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 3 pieces: 3.5 inches x 0.5 inches

With the 7.5 inch x 2 inch piece turned length-wise, cut a vertical slit from just under 0.5″ from the top to just over 0.5″ from the bottom, every half an inch. (Or you can cut a slit every 1 inch to make an easier version)

 

Happy Easter!

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Easter Egg Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to create Easter egg shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other goodies and give as a gift for Easter!

 
Click here to view & print the patterns:

Easter egg box pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, such as card stock or construction paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A tool to score with, such as the Cricut scoring stylus

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium

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8 Fun Ways to Dye Easter Eggs!

I tried a bunch of egg dyeing experiments, and in this video I’m showing the ones that worked best!

 
For the dye, I used a Paas kit that you can get at the grocery store. Each color of dye is a tablet that you dissolve in water and vinegar. Feel free to use food coloring or other types of dye, though!

Before you get started, be sure to cover your workspace with newspaper or something similar – the dye will stain.

 

Techniques mentioned:

  1. White crayon
  2. Stickers
  3. Aluminum Foil
  4. Speckled/dabbled? color
  5. Painters tape
  6. Ombré
  7. Rubber bands
  8. Flour paste resist

 

 

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Paper Easter Basket Tutorial

This is a video tutorial to create an easter basket out of paper!

 
This has been my most popular project to date (over 1,000,000 YouTube views – can’t believe it!) so I decided to create a blog post with some of the most asked questions.

FAQ:

  1. What kind of glue should I use?

I used hot glue in this video because it is what I personally prefer for this project. It holds very fast and strong, which makes putting the together the basket easy. If you don’t have hot glue, that is just fine. A glue stick would probably be the next best choice, but don’t be afraid to try whatever you have on hand 🙂

2. What kind of paper is best for this?

Thicker/heavier weight paper such as card stock or construction paper is ideal. It will hold the shape better when you’re putting it together and will be stronger for what you put in the basket. That said, you can any kind of paper or even newspaper. It should still work, it just might not be as easy to work with.

3. My paper isn’t long enough?

That’s ok! Cut it into the one inch strips, and just glue two pieces together to make one long piece. Art supply/craft stores should have some paper that is long enough for this, also.

4. What are the measurements you used in centimeters (instead of inches)?

Here is a conversion of the measurements this video:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

14 inches = 35.56 cm

18 inches = 45.72 cm

4 inches = 10.16 cm

You can also google “in to cm” and it will bring up a conversion tool.

5. How long does this take to make?

It can vary, but for most it probably takes 45 minutes to an hour.

6. How big is the finished basket?

It is about 4 x 4 x 4 inches – it is square.
If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to comment below 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

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Paper Birdhouse Tutorial

Edit: Just discovered the second pattern had been missing and added it back! 🙂

 

A new video just went up! It shows how to create a cute little paper birdhouse, which you can fill with candy and give to your mom for Mother’s Day!

 

 

You could also make these for other occasions, of course – I think they’d be great for Easter, too.

Click here to view & print the template:

Birdhouse Pattern 1/2

Birdhouse Pattern 2/2

 

*Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? An SVG file of this project is now available for purchase here!

 

If you are going to be putting candy in the birdhouse, make sure to use paper that is strong enough to hold it. Card stock works very well for this.

If you make this and you’d like to share, tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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