Happy Easter, Everybunny!
I’ll admit it, I’m on a milk-carton crafting kick. My latest mission was to create a cute Easter-themed candy box made from a repurposed Hiland Dairy carton. I can’t wait to see my kids’ faces light up on Easter morning! Here’s how I did it.
Easter Candy Box
What You’ll Need:
- Hiland Dairy carton
- Craft knife
- Spray paint
- Card stock, various colors
- Glue stick
- Clear plastic sheet
- Plastic grass
- Chocolate bunny
- Faux flowers (optional)
- Jeweled flowers and butterflies (optional)
- Rinse carton with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
- Using the craft knife, cut off the pour spout.
- Spray-paint the carton. Allow to dry completely.
- Using the craft knife or scissors, cut out a round opening on one side of the carton.
- Tip: I cut my round opening on the same side that had the pour spout to make it a little easier to cut.
- Using scissors, trim the plastic sheet, making sure it is big enough to completely cover the round opening.
- Open the top of the carton.
- Glue the plastic sheet to the inside, covering the round opening to create a window. Allow to dry completely.
- Create grass, flowers and a fence from the card stock to decorate the outside of the carton. Adhere the outside decorations with glue.
- Tip: You can add moss for more character. I even added some faux flowers, jeweled flowers and butterflies, but you can also make everything from the card stock.
- Put the plastic grass inside the carton and put the chocolate bunny on top of the grass, facing the plastic window.
- Glue the top of the carton shut. Allow to dry completely.
- Create a roof from the card stock and glue it to the top of the carton.
If you’re trying to avoid giving candy to your kiddos this Easter, you can make a bunny box from the carton with big ears, feet and a cotton-ball tail instead. Don’t forget the whiskers!
~The Dairy Diva