Monday, March 2, 2009
Bunny Candy Holder
Last night and all day today we had more snow in New England... I am tired of shoveling and very eager for Spring to arrive! So today I am sharing a cute candy holder I made a little while ago to get you in a "Springy" mood!
Above you can see the cut as it comes off the mat. you need to cut twice - once for the actual holder and once more for the details (I did them on separate pages in case you want to draw your own features on the face). Just cut one page and then the other - do not unload the mat. (There is no need to push "load paper" between cuts).
Score 1/2 inch from the long edges of the rectangle. If you are using a Scor-Pal it is easiest to set the bunny in the middle of the tool, centering it with the marks at the top and avoiding the chance of squashing the bunny ears. You can see above that I placed it between the 5 and 7 inch marks and scored on the 5.5 and 6.5 inch lines.
Then align the short side of the rectangle to the side edge of the Scor-Pal and score at the 1 and 1/2 inch line on both sides.
Fold along the longer scored lines -
then fold in along the shorter scored lines.
Snip along the short scored lines to the intersection with the longer scored lines, as shown above.
It may be simpler to draw on the detail lines, glue on the noses and add other details before assembling the box - it is up to you to decide how many details you want to add. There is a page in the file to cut the noses - I used DCWV pink glitter cardstock and would recommend that you set the multi-cut option in the 'Preferences" menu to two times to be sure the noses cut cleanly in this heavy material. Be sure to change it back to "off" when you have made the cut.
Apply adhesive to the four tabs and assemble the box by folding the corners square.
Above is a view looking directly down into the empty box so you can see how it is formed.
For a "collar" or trim around the base, cut a piece of ribbon at 6 1/2 inches and put adhesive on the back of the ribbon.
Starting on a side of the box, wrap the ribbon around the base - overlapping at the end and trimming if necessary to keep the seam on the side of the box.
I added a flower to the bunny ear by punching a 1/8 inch hole with my Cropadile and then affixing a small flower with a brad.
This bunny from the Doodlecharm is so cute! I used paper from my new DCWV "Nana's Kitchen" stack.
You can fill the box with wrapped candy - the size is perfect for Ghirardelli squares. I think it will comfortably hold three (but I only had two in the house....I do love my dark chocolate!).
Above you can see the two squares in the box. You could also put candy treats in one of the small ziplock bags, similar to the bags I used for the candy holder I shared in January, (here is a LINK) and place the bag in the holder.
On the bunnies above I drew in the mouth along the detail cut line on one - then I looked around for something to use for the "whiskers."
I found some "boondoggle" plastic lacing that I'd had ever since my sons were Cub Scouts (they are now 19 & 23!) and decided to try it out. I used Creative Memories Precision Point adhesive on the pieces of lacing and, when it had dried to clear, applied the pieces along the details lines.
I am not entirely sure if I like the effect - I may look for some fiber to try. You can have a lot of fun embellishing these bunnies - and it will take your mind off the snow if you live where you are still shoveling!
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have Plantin Schoolbook, you can substitute a rectangle from any cartridge you do have, making it exactly the same size and placing it at the same "x" and "y" coordinates (using the Shape Properties Box. Be sure to delete the Plantin Schoolbook rectangle from your file.
Bunny Candy Holder