Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter bonnet with dinky easter eggs

I've been blog hopping a little recently, gathering ideas for using my wonderful new Big Shot and accessories (see here for my Big Shot offers) and one of the great ideas I came across was a bonnet treat box.

I owe a big thanks to Tami for her inspiration, you can find her instructions and video for the bonnet here. Although I followed them fairly closely I still made a few extra changes to make the project my own.

Cardstock: So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake
5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon: Real Red
Bigz Die: Scallop Circle
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Other: Empty button/brad container
Non-SU: Mini easter eggs

For the base of the bonnet I die-cut the Scallop Circle from So Saffron card and for the top of the bonnet I drew around the lid of my empty button container onto more So Saffron card with a pencil and cut it out. Both pieces were put through the Square Lattice embossing folder (one by one) and then swiped across with the Crumb Cake ink pad to highlight the texture. The empty container was attached with Sticky Strip. Real Red ribbon was adhered to the outside of the container and a long piece of ribbon was folded over and adhered to the join with a couple of glue dots. Tails were cut into the ends of the ribbon and a faux bow was added to finish.

And inside are the mini eggs.

That's the Mums taken care of this Sunday. Now to work on something for the Dads.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Jacqueline said...

This is very clever. Hmm - I wonder could it be made larger with more chocolate eggs......? No stop it bad thoughts! - Jacqueline xx.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this idea!!! This hat will be perfect for Mother's Day favors!! I will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #14 with a link back to your blog on 5-1-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care