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Countdown to Easter
Designer: Trudi Wilbur, TPE design team
Hi! I'm Trudi, one of the Design Team members here at The Pink Elephant and today I'm going to show you a cute project that is a little different from the traditional advent calendar.
Here's what you will need:
An egg carton
Plastic Easter eggs
Easter grass (optional)
Numbers (stickers, stamps chipboard or rubons)
Goodies to fill your eggs
Embellishments to decorate your carton with
First you will need to paint your carton. You can use spray paint or a craft paint, I used a craft paint and brushed it onto my carton inside & out. Don't worry too much about covering up the lettering, you will cover that with paper, I did do some touch up with a 2nd coat though.
Here's what the carton will look like after you have painted it.
Next cut and cover the top of your carton with patterned paper and embellish it however you wish. I added some flowers with some dew drops. I then trimmed out the cover with a green velvet ribbon and stamped "Easter" on a piece of cardstock & attached it.
Here's how the outside looks all decorated.
And here's a close up.
Now you will want to fill your eggs with whatever you want to put in them. I decided to wrap my eggs with tulle then attached the numbered tag with a piece of ribbon tied around the tulle. You can use just sticker numbers on your eggs instead if you wish. One tip for wrapping the tulle is to place the egg inside the carton to hold it so the egg and tulle aren't slipping all over while you're trying to tie it.
Here's all my eggs filled & numbered.
Open your carton and decorate the inside cover with patterned paper and embellishments, place your eggs in the carton, fill it in with your easter grass and sprinkle some candy in there if you wish too!
Here's a look at the inside all put together.
Now, if you filled your carton as full as I did :) you will need a ribbon to tie your carton closed. I used a green satin ribbon then added a sewing pin with some buttons and flowers to embellish it a bit.
Here's my carton all ready to be shipped to one of my scrappy friends full of fun embellishments.
You can make one and fill it with candy for your kids, embellishments for your
scrappy friend or whatever. Thanks for checking out my tutorial and have fun!
Great tutorial Trudi! Thank you!
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-TPE Design Team
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