Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy Easter, and hope you haven’t nibbled all the chocolate eggs yet 🙂 I was lucky enough to have been invited to my son and daughter-in-laws for a lovely roast, in their new home, and I’d been looking forward to it for ages, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did Will, who had roast chicken for dinner too.
I must admit that Easter is not a thing I usually do much about, other than for the grandchildren, but this year, I made extra special effort, so the children could have something to receive in the post, instead of just giving them an egg. We have 5 grandchildren between us, ranging from 13 to 2, so I stuck with an easy theme of making Easter boxes with treats in and a little money so they could treat themselves.
This morning we received a video of the youngest Easter Egg hunt, and I laughed when she came across the little box I made her, as she put the little kinder eggs on the floor and kept the box with the chick in! That really made me smile, and I take that as a compliment that my box was better than chocolate 🙂 Here it is:
This was made with the new Lawn Fawn Fancy Box, which I love, using acetate for the window, and the chicken was from Mama Elephant Lunar Animals, coloured using Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens, bigger piccy for all those chicken lovers out there!
The elder boys I decided to just make a large milk carton style bag that I measured and made with my Hougie Board but used the window die from the Lawn Fawn Fancy Box to make a window. Then filled each one with a packet of mini eggs and hid the money inside (another version of short egg hunt) I didn’t use any acetate, just glued a chick in the window.
The windows that were cut out, I used as tags, and put their names on using Memory Box Alphabet Soup Upper & Lower Case Dies, just love this font as it’s exactly the right size. Believe it or not I used all my scrap letters I save in a little box, and just cut the odd one I needed to make the complete name.
Lastly, I made a box to accommodate the final Easter Egg Packet as it was a different shape to the others, again I worked the measurements out myself and made the box with the Hougie Board, and cut the top back lid flap with X-cut Corner Rounder & Woodware 1 1/2 ” circle punch I used for the thumb hole to open on the lid.
Cut the centre out with the same die, and then assembled the box, inserted tissue inside so it didn’t move around, then added a couple of little chicks.
So that’s it folks, hope you had a great time today, just relaxing or crafting, as long as it made you smile.