22 March 2016

No Die Easter Carrot Treat Cone (Easy Easter Makes #1)

Every day this week I'll showcase an Easy Easter Make to help inspire you for your Easter crafting.

To start off, here are my Easter Carrot Treat Cones, which I've made without using a die - just my score board and scoring tool.


I had a moment of creative genius (or so I thought) when I was chatting in a crafty facebook group recently, and someone was asking if there were any small cone dies available.

Being a fan of all things geometric I set about creating my own cone-style treat box without a Big Shot in sight! 



I reached for my 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the rest (as they say) is history. Can you figure out what part the circle punch plays?

Well, this measurement forms the width of each facet of the carrot (the widest part at the top). You can use any size circle punch, just adjust your width according to the circle diameter. Here is a layout to show you all the measurements, scores and cuts required. The paper size is 5 3/4" hrizontally by 6" vertically. Four circles then form to make the closure at the top.


Hopefully, that hasn't confused the pants off you. After all, this is supposed to be my 'Easy Easter Makes' series. These really are so easy to do, once you've made one you'll want to make lots more I promise!

To help show you how to put the carrot together I have uploaded my very first YouTube video tutorial. Now, the quality is somewhat 'retro' for a number of reasons which I won't bore you with, however I wanted to get this out in time for people to practice and perfect them and hopefully give them out as Easter gifts.


It was a now or never moment for me to be quite honest, as I've been wanting to get going with videos for a while now but couldn't find the courage. This may well turn out to be a baptism of fire, however I'm hoping it will be the start of me sharing regular video tutorials, with much improved quality in time to come.

Please feel free to leave me any comments or feedback - but please remember to be gentle. We all have to start somewhere!


8 comments:

  1. Dear you did just fine ! I like learning new idea's and this is a lovely one ! thank you so much for sharing

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  2. Well done Amy...what a lovely little project :-)
    The video was great :-)xxx

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  3. These are beautiful and thank you for sharing.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Linda x ;)

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  4. Fantastic Blog and equally fantastic 1st video! So easy to follow and I shall be trying these myself! Looking forward to your next project Amy! Xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! Hoping to have next video out next week, but I'll have a week of tutorials all this week :) x

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