These cute little carrot favors will be set out on each of our plates for Easter dinner next weekend. I created the box file in Make the Cut (and cut it with my Cougar) so I’ll provide that file at the end, but I have also made up a template that you can just print onto orange paper and hand cut.
Score the fold lines on the box (I used my Martha Steward score board and it worked great) and glue the tab to the inside of the box side.
For the carrot top you’ll make a tissue paper fringe. I used two colors of green–you can use whatever you have. I cut two pieces of tissue that were angled. It’s about 6 inches wide and about 2 1/2 inches high on one side and only about 1 1/2 inches high on the other. You don’t have to be exact of course, but you want one end taller than the other. Dab a little glue along the bottom edge so they’re stuck together. Once the glue dries, cut thin strips with the scissors, but not all the way down to the end. Starting with the tall end, roll up the fringed paper pretty tightly, then glue when you reach the end to secure it. Fluff out the fringes a little and there’s your top.
Fill your box with jelly beans or other small treats and fold down the scallops, overlapping all the way around.
Then take the “stem” of your green top and push it down into the center hole. It should stay even without any glue, but a little hot glue on the end would be a good idea if they’re being transported.
Just pull on the tissue paper when you’re ready to eat the goodies and it will pop right open.
*and as a side note, these would be great for all kinds of “punny” situations:
“If you CARROT all, you’ll…
–be my Valentine”
–go to Prom with me”
–attend our training meeting”
–tell all your friends about my cool blog”
you know, whatever 🙂