Saturday, March 29, 2014

Easter Egg Boxes

 
Pretty Little Easter Egg Boxes
Perfect for Filling with Jelly Beans

I wanted to make an egg-shaped box for Easter.  I thought about recreating the shape of an egg...an oval shape with one end wider than the other.  However, it is not practical.  The user of the box would become frustrated when the cover of the box would not match up with the base and they would have to fidget with the cover to close it.  The oval shape works the best...no frustration factor and its the closest look to a real egg-shape.

Here is the PDF.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7oGIyVDbRGYMzBrdGkzZ1NtVlk/edit?usp=sharing

Here is the .Studio file.  I used cardstock.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7oGIyVDbRGYYlJ5Z3NUQ2N3TEk/edit?usp=sharing

Here are the directions to make this box. The only difference is the shape and I recommend putting the seam on the side of the box since it may distort the oval shape.
http://papercraftetc.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-little-trinket-box-to-hold-your.html

The color scheme directions noted in the PDF and .Studio file are for the Girl Bunny with Kite as seen below.

Girl Bunny with a Kite.  The kite string is crochet thread.
Side view
Baby Chick with a 3-D beak
Zig-Zag Egg
Easter Bunny with a Cottontail and a Basket.  I used a white pompom for its tail. I made the basket 3-D by adding a ridge around the bottom to accommodate all of the eggs.  I used the egg cut-outs from the lid design.
 Polka Dot Egg
 
Side view of all boxes