Monday, March 28, 2011

SugarGem's Mini Easter Egg Box and Template Tutorial


Embellished

Handle is from a  border punch and the flower is the begonia from SVGCuts.com 3D flower collection.



Keep it simple.


 I wish I knew how to make a template in SVG format for you because I would make it in a heart beat if I knew how and could figure it our! But since I don't here is my best tutorial for you on how to make my cute little egg box.

What you will need:
  1. Paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Scoring tool
  4. Circle punch or SCAL/MTC
  5. Glue
  6. Scoreboard or Something to score with.
How to make SugarGem's Mini Easter Egg Box- 

1. Trim one sheet of paper to 9.5"x11.75" and another to 4.5"x4.5"(the small piece you might want to make in SCAL because you will need to cut a circle in the center if you don't have a circle punch. Read the whole tutorial first to decide what you want to do.)
 2. With the 9.5"x11.75" piece you want to score as follows.
        In this order
        a. Along the 9.5" side: Score at .5", 3.5", 6" and 9"
        b. Along the 11.75" side: Score at .75" 3.25", 6.25" and 8.75"
        c. Then flip the paper again back to score part way along the 9.5" side: score at 3" up to the 6.25" score line then stop and restart from 8.75" to the end. (there will be a gap of scoring between 6.25"-8.75")
Do the same thing at 6.5". Score at 6.5" up to the 6.25"score line then stop. Restart score at 8.75" to the end. (there will be a gap of scoring between 6.25"-8.75")
See photo above to see how this should look.


3. Remove the areas I have shaded in the pic above. It should look like the pic below.
 4. You will want to cut the corners for easy folding. The picture below shows the before and after.
 5. Now you have your box. Fold and glue.
6. To make the insert to hold the egg you can do a couple things. But first you need to start with your 4.5"x4.5" piece of paper.
      a. You will need to score at 1" on every side.
      b. Cut a 1.63" circle in the center. (I used SCAL to cut the circle) You can either cut a circle and draw it onto the center of your paper then cut out that circle by hand. Or your can make the 4.5"x4.5" square in SCAL and place the 1.63" circle in the center and "exclude" it from the square then cut out on your machine. OR you could use a hole punch if you have one big enough.
      c. Next you will want to cut away the shaded areas. Look at the picture below to see what it should look like.
 
7. Fold the insert and place inside box. That's it! If you like the box the way it is that's great or you could embellish it more like the first couple pictures!
I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut a little flower in the front of my simple box for a little peep hole to see the egg.
 
You can use a REAL egg or a cute little plastic egg filled with goodies. I made the box large enough for either one! I found some cute plastic eggs at the Dollar Tree. It came with 12 eggs for a buck!
I work hard on these tutorials and designs please feel free to share this, but don't forget to give credit where credit is due! And remember these are not to be made for profit. They are for personal use or gifts only.  Happy Easter everyone!
 
If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem

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5 comments:

  1. Pretty! Love the handle! and what a great tutorial!

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  2. Wow, you HAVE been a busy Easter bunny :) That is a super cute idea and great tutorial. It may just be what my cousins & nieces and nephews receive this year for Easter... Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow, great job!! Such an adorable little box!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I was wondering if you could open the egg that you will use for the candies and use it as a guide for the circle you need on the inside?

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  4. That's a really good idea Jan. I think you could use the plastic egg to make the circle. The circle might be a bit large but it should work.

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