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


  1. SNOW, what's happening? Sorry, had to ask? I love snow but am ready for spring. Oh these are so stinking cute!! I don't have doodlecharms but my daughter in law does...I will be borrowing it for these. Thanks so much for sharing! Take care.

  2. Thanks so much for this. Super cute for Easter!

  3. These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing! And I hear you about the snow grrrr. I live in VT. I don't think we got as much as you did.

  4. You never cease to amaze me! What a cute design. thanks for posting. Mary in Hong Kong

  5. what a cute bunny box, great job.

    Take care Linda

  6. Oh Thank you thank you!! These are cute. I will be making 4. One for each grandchild!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Adorable. Can't wait to make these. Thanks.

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs, you are very talented, Els

  9. Diane,
    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!


  10. OMG How cute.. WELL U just changed my mind for the litttle treat thing i was going to make my NIECE now whe will LOVE me MORE!!
    THANK U!!

  11. They are adorable...TFS! I'm ready for spring too!


  12. Thank you for sharing this. It is precious.

  13. darling darling DARLING!!! Bunny boxes are on my to do list with Easter fast approaching (Can you believe it???). Thank you for saving me the time.

  14. Diane,
    Thanks so much for sharing this cute bunny. It is always fun to see what great things you are creating. I am going to have to check out the score tape with glitter. I love the look.
    Angie Person

  15. This is such a fabulous project! I was looking for something to make like this last weekend, and I found exactly what I am going to make now! Thanks so much for sharing! Your site is such a great resource.

  16. OMG I just cut it out!! It is so CUTE!!
    I LOVE U!!
    I WISH I could ADOPT U!!
    OO all my snow is gone it is in the 70's now UNREAL!!
    OO I IS N SC!!!

  17. You did a great job on this cute little bunny box. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us!

  18. Such a cute idea. I made one yesterday using DC and PS. Thanks 4 sharing.

  19. Oh my, what a great idea for the Easter dinner table! Thank you for sharing.

  20. Love your bunny candy holder Diane. Thank you for sharing! Oh and happy craft room too!

  21. Thank so much for posting this cute project! I just finished making 9 of them for my family and can't wait to hand them out. :) I added a little word balloon to the side of each bunny that says Happy Easter :) Thanks again!!!


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