Saturday, March 31, 2012

How to Turn A Tomato Container Into An Easter Treat!

I'm always saving these types of plastic containers, in fact my family saves all shapes and sizes of packaging for me just in case I may want to re purpose them. This once had two plump red tomatoes nestled inside it, and I thought it would be the cutest Easter treat basket ever! I washed and dried it, and peeled off the label, don't fuss too much about getting the whole label off , you will cover it with paper anyways!

This container took a 5.5X 2.5 piece of paper with the corners rounded for the top inner and outer lid, for the indention of the inner lid I clipped a little notch with a square punch. Use triple T or a strong tape to secure in place.

Cut a second layer of coordinating paper at 5" X 2.25" and round corners, Tie a pretty ribbon and embellish with stamps or die cuts, or stickers. Cut a strip of paper and adhere along the side of the container for just a little extra color.

Fill your new Easter Treat container with shredded grass and candy or eggs, and its ready to give! This is a great way to use up paper scraps and reuse a container that otherwise would be thrown out. You know its safe to use for food, but can be used for toys or trinkets! I'm thinking I could fill one with lip gloss and smashbox eye shadow for my girls!

I picked up this little stamp at the craft store for 1.00 and it did stamp out really cute! I used a cuttlebug postage stamp die and colored it with copics. All papers are Nikki Sivils Summer collection. This was a really fast and fun project, that can be adapted to other plastic containers. You don't need a ton of tools or years of experience to create your own version, so this is a great beginner project! Have fun and happy creating!


Court said...

A tomato container? girl... your creativity is sometimes overwhelming!!! wow. just wow.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, simply lovely; well done.