Saturday, March 21, 2009

Countdown to Easter

Hi Everyone!
It's time for another great tutorial from one of our design team members! Are you having fun?

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
Tulle (optional)
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!
-Trudi Wilbur

Great tutorial Trudi! Thank you!
We hope you are enjoying TPE's Easter Blog Hop weekend! We are having so much fun! Be sure to check back at 8 PM EST for another fabulous tutorial from Lori R!
-TPE Design Team
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Meher said...

Hi there,

Nice tutorials, i'm getting so many tips on how to store and arrange my embellishments, :) thanks for all the effort u guys are putting in.


Ann said...

oh wow Trudi that is gorgeous - love the eggs wrapped in tuille - makes them extra special.

Ann xxx

Allison said...

oooh that's lovely too and the thought of that filled with cream eggs is making my mouth water

sukes7 said...

what a gorgeous project fabulous idea luv sue x

Terri said...

Oh WOW! What a great little project! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Terri

Jeanne said...

WOW this is amazing! I love the tulle idea too
Thanks for a GREAT tut!!

Rose-Anne said...

This is brilliant. It would also be a fun one to do with kids.

WendyP said...

another wonderful tutorial - will be sad when this weekend ends - smiles W

Anonymous said...

What a fun project! Thanks for the tutorial.

cloudofdreams said...

That is to cute for words!! Thanks for the great idea. :-)

Max said...

Fabulous idea Trudi.
Definitely a project that the 'littlies' will love to do.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea, perfect for taking to my Mom's for Easter to display the colored eggs. :)

Lori m

Maggie said...

This is very pretty.. TFS

Dawn said...

Uh-May-Zing!! I loooooove the eggs wrapped in tulle, they look so pretty!! You're a genius! I gotta make one of these!!! Thanks for the great tut!!

Аленка said...

It's very original and very beautiful box!!! Now I too want make egg box )))

Chris said...

oh my!! What a clever idea...this would be perfect for my older kids, I was just wondering how old was too old for the easter bunny?!? :)

LORI said...

Trudi...this is so fun and colorful!! I'll have to get a try too!!

librarianism said...

This is a great idea! I had been wanting to find some kind of springtime countdown calendar, and this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your project.

Lorraine A said...

this is a brill idea :-) I think I'll make some of these but for 6 eggs !!! ha ha , cadbury's cream eggs ,,, yumm !!

ooh talking about cadbury's i think we should all protest at it closing down in UK !!! what a shame !! tis english choccy, can you imagine swiss choccy bein made in Poland !! not on !!! :-)

silvia said...

This is soooo pretty!!