Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Bunny's Egg House

Happy Easter! Sharing the egg house boxes I created for giving to family and friends for Easter this year. I had been eyeing this egg house box from SVG Cuts for the longest time, thinking it was so cute but always thinking it would take too much time and effort to make. Since I got started early on Easter projects this year, I decided to take the plunge and give these a try...yup, they took a little much time to put together, but oh, so much FUN!

I made ten of these boxes...and honestly, for me the hardest the part and what took up the most time was deciding on which papers to use. Ended up using a combination of printed papers from Echo Park (Bundle of Joy), Bo Bunny (Double Dot), Lasting Impressions (Plaids) together with digital papers I purchased online over at Etsy.

Once all the papers were printed and cut, the assembly of these boxes took time, but wasn't too hard. Mary over at SVG Cuts has an assembly video posted on her site which helped alot, and with ten of these to make, by the time I was half way through, I was getting faster at it. One change I did make to the original cut file was to increase the height of the box by half an inch because I wanted to be sure it would be deep enough to hold at least six pizzelle cookies.

I also added Mr. and Mrs. Bunny! Idea for this comes from the adorable egg house boxes created by Nadia of Glittering Eyes blog a few years back.  My bunnies for my boxes are from the "Easter Title and Bunnies" cutting file from My Scrap Chick. Cut them out on plain white cardstock and colored them with Copics...much easier and faster than having to load and reload all the different colored papers for each piece to be cut on the Silhouette. I used the grassy borders die from Die-namics for the grass under the windows and a Punch Bunch mini daisy punch for the flowers. Flower embellishments on the tops of the eggs are a combination of  petals from silk flowers I took apart and flowers from All Natural Accents and Prima.

Then at the last minute, I thought it might be cool to make a window box to put the egg boxes in. Used Make the Cut to design the boxes, having to keep it really simple since I was running out of time. I totally enjoyed making these egg house boxes. Mary at SVG Cuts does an awesome job of creating cutting files that even I can put together! What's really neat is how you can completely change it up by the papers you select...from vintage to elegant to whimsical...so FUN!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous and fun Easter weekend! Have a few more Easter projects to share but will save for next time.

3 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...you made 10 of these??? They are so so cute!!! The window box holder was a great finishing touch too!

Jan Castle said...

Adorable little egg houses - unique! Love the box too....perfect house for the house!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Jessie Adams said...

Such a lovely way to house Easter treats!
And your box makes these even more special.

Is the "paper" used actually scrapbooking paper or patterned cardstock?
Cannot imagine a paper box holding up so nicely.