Sunday, 30 March 2014

Carrot Treat Bags

Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
With all the Easter and Spring time projects around at the moment I've seen a couple of carrot shaped treat boxes & bags, they reminded me of these little cardboard treat bags that I remember making when I was little. I have no idea if this idea is from a book or magazine (it can't be the internet as I was little long before then) but here is my version from memory (and a few trial runs!)
You will need:
Thin orange card - I guess thick paper would work too
Green wool & a length of green ribbon
Hole punch, glue (I used Pritt stick), ruler, pencil and compass

Using the compass. mark two 1/4 circles in the corner of the card, one 14cm and one 13cm. I've done two here in the photo, one in each bottom corner.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories

Cut out along the outer line.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Mark 1.5cm in from the right hand side and cut a slither off the shape so it's a little less than a 1/4 circle now.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories



Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Along the compass line, mark dots at 1.5cm intervals, starting 1cm in from the edge. You should end up with 12 dots in all, evenly along the line.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Using a hole punch upside down (and with the base removed if it's not see through like mine) punch a hole where each dot is. Line the dot up in the middle of the hole carefully or the holes won't be straight and it will look a bit rubbish (guess what happened in my first attempt!)

Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Roll the paper shape up a bit to start it curling - this will make the glueing bit much easier.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Apply a little glue just along the edge then roll up and glue the edges together. The two edge holes will overlap and line up and you will only have 11 holes round your carrot top.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Press the seam firmly, I used a pencil to press down inside the carrot as far in as I could, then I added a teeny tiny bit of sellotape at the bottom on the outside to make sure it holds. 
Now you need to cut 11 30cm lengths of green wool.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Fold each length in half and poke through the hole just a little way, poke the ends through the loop you've made then pull gently to secure. 
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Do this for all the holes, then fill with sweets, treats, whatever you like. I've used mini Easter eggs.
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Finish off by drawing all the strands of wool together and tying with green ribbon. Trim the ends of the wool to level them off and Ta - dah, you're finished!
You can use more wool instead of ribbon like I did in this photo but then I was thinking it looks like it would be difficult to find the right end to undo the bow and get to the treats! So on reflection I'm thinking ribbon is better. 
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories

Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories

You could even add a little gift tag if you wanted to.

Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
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I'll be linking up this project at all these lovely link parties, pop over for a look at loads of projects from other blogs

46 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh these are ADORABLE!! I love it :)

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  2. These are so cute!! - I love them!! I'm your newest google+ follower from the Countdown in Style blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  3. Super cute project! I love it! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend:)
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ana, I love the way the internet means we can share ideas all over the world!

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  4. Cute idea to use yarn at the top for the greens and to tie up the treat bag. Pinned. Seen on Link It or Lump It.

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    1. Glad you like it Erlene. I love Dream a little Bigger and the Link it Lump it party.

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  5. These are so adorable and creative! Wow! I would never have thought about that. I'm pinning it . Your carrots are awesome!

    Kim ~ This ole Mom

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    1. Thanks Kim, no one has ever told me my carrots are awesome before!

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  6. Oh these are just so cute!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, my daughter will have fun making these! Stopping by from Handmade Monday. Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I'm sure your daughter will enjoy making them, like I said I remember making them when I was little and being really please with how they came out.(probably a little bit different to this as it was a while ago, but the overall effect is the same)

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  7. These are absolutely genius! I saw these on pinterest the other day but didn't realise they were yours! x

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  8. Very cute, and so easy to make too.

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  9. These are very cute. I love the look of your blog, your doing a great job. http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello Ruth, what a lovely thing to say, thank you. That means a lot.

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  10. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  11. Love them, they are so cute, congratulations Julia your owl cushion was the most clicked link in the February stash link party. :)
    http://lindacraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-challenge-your-february.html

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    1. Thanks Linda, and what lovely news. I love the whole stash party idea and am working on some more stash busting projects right now.

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  12. Very cute... going to pin them now! :)

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  13. Really interesting and creative packaging idea. I love it.!

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  14. This is absolutely adorable! I think I can make a bunch for those at church! I won't make promises, but I'd sure like to try! Thanks for sharing with Countdown in Style! Come back Friday to see if you were featured!

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    1. Ha ha, add it to your "to do list"! They're not too difficult and lots of fun to make - good luck!

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  15. Oh these are so cute. What a wonderful and fun idea!

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  16. I love how you laced the top of the carrots together! So cute and clever. Thank you for sharing at our link it or lump it party!
    Amy @ Delineate Your Dwelling

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  17. Happy SITS Day!! Great post. Love your illustrations you do a good job showing how to make them

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    1. Thanks, I try to take lots of photos as sometimes it's hard to explain what you mean in words!

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  18. Happy SITS Day! These are adorable. Great illustrations on how to make them

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  19. Hi Julie, these treat bags are so adorable! How fun would these be to make for my daughters' Easter baskets. I'm adding them to my list (which means I might get to them by next Easter, that list just grows and grows, lol) What a fun idea, thanks for sharing. And, Happy SITS day too! :)

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  20. What a cute idea & it's just in time for Easter! Thank you for sharing this at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  21. Happy SITS Day! These are so cute. A perfect craft to do with the little one for Easter. I might do them myself and add them to his basket. Thank you for the inspiration. Also, love the graphics and illustrations on your blog. Adorable!

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  22. These are so cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Oh my gosh, these are adorable!

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  24. This is a a really sweet and original project. You have some great crafting ideas!

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com

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  25. Hi! Visiting from SITS - this might be a craft I can actually do! The instructions are very good and it would be perfect for holding some treats in my toddlers Easter baskets - very sweet!

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  26. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured in the spotlight!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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    1. Thank you so much Carolyn, I'll pop over and have a look right now.

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  27. These are adorable and so simple! Love it

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  28. These are adorable! Love them! (pinning now!)

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  29. Very cool bags! Thanks for sharing at the Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

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  30. What a great idea! They are just so cute. I would love for you to share this at my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party :) Have a great day!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, these are just too cute!

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  32. What fun little treat boxes!! I can see doing these with pretty paper and ribbons too! Very clever and cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  33. Hey Girl! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog. I was just stopping by to say hello! Very creative and simple to make. Pinning! I am doing a great spring necklace giveaway and would love for you to come by and enter to win :) Have a joyful week!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/spring-statement-necklaces-from.html

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  34. Great idea! They look fantastic too. Good project to make with children.

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