A very happy Monday to everyone :)
Did you have a fun weekend? Ours was pretty simple...we played at the park on Saturday and went out to lunch. I did a little shopping for my boy...he's growing so quickly that his pants were looking like capris! We went to church on Sunday and took long afternoon naps. Ahh, pretty low key and relaxing...just what we all needed after a super busy week!
And while we were out and about, we saw many signs of spring popping up all around us! I'm reminded that Easter is right around the corner!
Growing up, my mom made me and my sisters really charming Easter baskets with an assortment of festive candies and little gifts. They were so cute and colorful! She and my dad hid them around the house is some really unusual places and we had to hunt for them :) I can't wait to do that for Michael this year!
Sidenote: If you ever decide to hide an Easter basket in the oven, don't forget about it and push 'Preheat' in preparation for Sunday dinner's hot-cross buns :) Mom, I don't think any of us will ever forget about that one! I love you :)
I wanted to make a simple craft for the upcoming holiday that would maximize the cute factor of any Easter Basket! Thus, here is the Carrot Box Template :)
It's beyond easy and super quick! And with so many adorable scrapbook papers out there and ribbon choices galore, you can create lots of cute combos to give away...put them in a basket and deliver them to your friends and neighbors or mail them to your grandkids. Lots of possibilites!
Just click here and print the pattern onto cardstock. Cut out the shape on the red lines and trace it onto your heavy scrapbook paper using PENCIL (that way you can erase any lines you might see later).
Then, using a scoring tool (if you don't have one, just gently use the end of your scissor blade), line a ruler up where the gray lines would appear on the pattern (so much faster than actually tracing the gray lines and then scoring). Then you just fold all the scored lines and make it into a box. I used a glue gun to close the side edges.
Fill it with a tasty treat (smaller candies work best) and tie a ribbon around the top!
It's an unexpected and creative surprise that I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive!