Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. After a long, cold & snowy winter we start to see the green again! The air changes too, you can sense that the Spring is on its way. For this season, I decided to make glittery carrot-shaped treat boxes. I hope you enjoy making them and giving them away to your friends and loved ones.
This cone-shaped box is from the image database over at Cricut..Com. They will charge you a small fee to use it. (I will not receive a commission if you purchase this item). You can access this project by using the link below (UNDER THE NEXT PHOTO)…I have altered the original file by adding score lines & I removed one of the layers. You will be prompted to pay when you hit the “Make It” button. Please note that you will not be able to view the project unless you have a free account with Cricut.com. If you don’t want to use a Cricut Machine, there’s the option to cut these out by hand.
Cut Out Your Boxes
Finished carrots are about 5” tall, plus the fringe.
For the treat boxes, I loved this bright orange card-stock; 65 lb. paper from the Recollections line at Michaels.
Optional-Glitter Those Carrots!
I liked the orange glitter that is currently available at Michaels (Recollections Line).
I like to glitter the scalloped edge, and the tips of the carrot. You could get fancy and glitter in the lines in the carrot. It’s up to you.
Make Your Fringe
For this step, I like to use green, single-width crepe paper. You can find this on etsy.com. You can also use green tissue paper that can be found at your local craft store.
Roll out your crepe paper & cut in 5” sections
Fringe the top of the paper crepe. You can use scissors, a fancy chopper, or any other tool that you prefer. Leave a space of about 2″ from the top (indicated in the photo), This is where you will sew-gather the fringe.
Gather Your Edges
If you don’t have a sewing machine you can gather the edges by hand. This technique is shown in the image below. Double-sided tape is helpful with this step.
Attach The Fringe To The Carrot
You can use hot glue or double-sided tape for this part. Attach the fringe leaving the edge folded over…we glue this last section down after the carrot is secured into shape.
Fold The Carrot Into Shape
You can use hot glue or double-sided tape
Tip; Can you see the glue on the tip or on the seam? You can cover it with glitter!
Tack down that last edge of the fringe.
Fill & Close
This is a good time to fill your treat box. After you have done this, you can seal them with a small piece of matching embroidery thread.
Using a longer piece of embroidery thread, tie a bow over the previous closure. If you want, you can add a tag with a sentiment of your choosing. I made this tag with my printer.
I kept it simple with this project but you could use a special ribbon, maybe add a flower? Just have fun with it!
All of the products used in this post have been purchased with my own money. I have suggested them to you because I have found them to be the best option for making this project. This is not a sponsored post.
I hope you liked this post, and that it has inspired you to create!
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