Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Carrot Boxes

carrot boxes 2
Aren’t these carrot boxes fun?  I am filling them with Easter goodies like Jelly Beans.

I played around with different tops on them.  Which do you like best?  I thought I’d love the pipe cleaners best.  Then, I tried the regular green ribbon.  Then, out of the corner of my eye I spied the fluffy ribbon!  It’s called fuzzy cord and I got it shopping the after Christmas Clearance…$.10!  Oh yeah!  I had no clue what I’d do with it.  It came with red, but I used that for Valentine’s Day.  The consensus so far is that the fuzzy cord is the favorite.

Oh and PS I hate really dislike Easter grass.  I wouldn’t even use it until a few years ago.  It’s just a mess and unruly, to me!  The things I do for my children….
carrot boxes 1
These are really just Christmas tree boxes upside down (and without the trunks)!  Easy peasy!  That’s a picture of the template that I came up.
carrot boxes 3
I am playing around with some different papers and textures.  I’ll show them to you later.

Rebecca
I am also busy doing Easter crafts with the kids, so keep checking back as I’ll be posting a few fun (new to me) Easter things to do (and at least one oldy but goody)!

I am joining in the fun at the following parties; Somewhat SimpleTreasures For TotsKeeping It SimpleThe DIY Show OffBetween Naps On The PorchA Soft Place To LandToday's Creative BlogMy Frugal FamilyA Silly Little Sparrow,Making The World CuterThe Girl CreativePersimmon PerchTwice RememberedSkip To My Lou, Blue Cricket Design, The Trendy Treehouse,  

15 comments:

CitricSugar said...

Adorable!

So with you on the grass. Luckily, we have a little while to find an alternative for the kids in our family as they don't exist yet! :-) If I come up with something soon, I'll let you know...

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so cute and cheerful! ...makes me so happy that I stopped by! I hope to see you at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I am there with the grass too. I love the idea of using wheat grass berries to grow a bed of grass for the Easter Bunny, however, I don't always do it with enough time to have a nice bed of grass.

What about that crinkle cut paper for gifts? Heck if you have a paper shredder (not the cross cut kind) you could try spraying some news paper with watered down green paint and then run it through the paper shredder. At least then it could be recycled (if you use food coloring in water to color the paper you could throw the whole mess in your compost when it is no longer needed).

Cute boxes Rebecca!
Katrina

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE these! These are cute for classes and parties, and I'm so glad I know who to come to for clever ideas like this! Thanks! ~tina

Jessica Stier said...

I really like the green ribbon and I am also there with you on the anti-grass thing too.

Is there any chance you'd be willing to share your template? It's so cute!!!

Kaysi said...

What a cute idea! I love that you used paper because I have a ton of it!

Anne-Marie said...

These are so creative, cute and simple. Love 'em. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll have to bust some out for the family!

Sparta Savings said...

Very cute & creative! I vote for the pipe cleaners too, but all are great!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh shoot! I wish I would have seen these last week. I did a post about carrots (because I am in love with them right now). I definitely would have included this in that post!!!! Love'em!

Dining Delight said...

Very creative idea that turned out wonderfully!

DD

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a wonderfully delightful idea!!
Debbie

Sherry said...

Very cute. What a good idea!

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Lynette said...

Super cute - and I have to agree with everyone else - lovin' that felt-y topped carrot!

Thanks for joining my first Easter Decor Day and Happy Easter to you and your family!

linda said...

Very very cute, and yes, I think the fuzzy cord. Wait...the ribbon is sure cute too!