Have you ever heard the phrase “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day”? It’s a wise, positive outlook, but I think it’s wrong. Even if you eat a frog, things could be worse if you are forced to eat Easter Peeps. Yuck. Or handle Easter Grass. No, thanks! Still, I have to admit that Peeps are adorable. That’s why I made a fun, little box to store mine in. Peep! Peep! How cute is this?
I’ve wanted to use my Box Punch Board to make an open-top box for quite some time, and I was inspired to give it a try when I decided that my Peeps needed a little home. I decorated it so they fit right in. Peep! Peep!
Here’s a quick tutorial for how you can make a little home for your Peeps:
- With a little base of Easter Grass, the perfect box for two Peeps is 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 1.75″. Follow the instructions on the Gift Box Punch Board to create a box this size (the card base is 7″ x 7″, the Start Line is M and the Diagonal Line is S) – but don’t punch slits in the corners using the reverse punch (you won’t need them).
- Glue down the flaps that would make the top of the box. I planned to cut them off, but I achieved a nice, rounded edge when I just glued them down. If you are trying this with a different box size, you might need to snip the tips of the edges before gluing them down. Here’s how that looks on a Daffodil Delight box I made:
- Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper at 1-1/2″. Starting from the back, wrap the paper around the box and crimp it/score it at each corner. Glue it down, cutting the paper in the back for a slight overlap.
- The cute banner on the front is stamped with a sentiment from For Peeps’ Sake and consists of three punches from the Modern Label punch – glued together in a fanned look. I adorned the flagged label with a punched flower from Itty Bitty Accents punch and a Candy Dot.
So, what do you think? Don’t you think your friends and family would enjoy receiving a pair of Peeps in a beautiful box this Spring? Even if they won’t touch the things, I assure you they’d love to receive these.
Stamp Sets: For Peeps’ Sake Papers: Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Inks: Rose Red Accessories: Gift Box Punch Board, Modern Label punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Brights Candy Dots (Daffodil Delight), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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