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Friday, April 02, 2010

Easter Milk Carton Totes

I love it!!! Again today we are blessed with a gorgeous, warm, sunny day! I can't wait to get outside and enjoy it! First, I had to finish up these projects so they would be ready for my Easter Brunch on Sunday. Before I run outside to work in my garden, I want to share them here with you because I think they turned out so cute. I just LOVE that Mini Milk Carton Die!
Each little tote holds four Mini Milk Cartons. I used my favorite wheel...Always in Bloom to decorate the milk cartons and the handle of the tote before assembling. I choose the pretty Spring colors - Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Lavendar Lace, based on the candy that would be inside. Here's a closer look of the individual totes.
Isn't that little bunny just adorable? He is from the Level 2 Hostess set in the Occasions Mini called Picnic Parade. I used patterned paper from the Sweet Pea pack to wrap around the base of the totes. One of my other fav new dies for the Big Shot is the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, and I used that here to embellish the handle of the tote.
I swapped out the blue for pink on this set, and also embellished the handle a bit differently. I used a few different stamps sets - Boho Backgrounds, Always, and You Make Me Happy (retired) to create the flower and leaf embellishment. To close each of the cartons, I punched two holes using my Crop-A-Dile and ran White Grosgrain thru one way, criss-crossed it in the back and fed it back thru. This closes the top nicely but still allows the milk carton to open at one side to get to the treats inside. Here is another cute option to close the milk carton.
For this carton I punched a window using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch, and adhered a window sheet inside. I closed it with one of the adorable little Library Clips. I didn't put windows in the cartons inside the tote, because you only would see a small portion of the window once they are placed inside the tote. About now, you may now be wondering how to make this adorable tote...I found this wonderful tutorial on another blog I like to visit. Thanks Kathleen for sharing how to make this adorable project!

Besides the obvious changes I made to my milk carton tote (colors, stamps, etc...) I did make one structural change as well. Since I was loading it down with lots of candy and it would become quite heavy, I decided to double up on the handle layer to make it a little sturdier. I just cut two handles, punched and glued together.

Enjoy your day and have a wonderful Easter!

4 comments:

kathleenh said...

These turned out so cute Lynn! What a nice treat for your Easter brunch guests!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Glad to see you are back...I love your Milk cartons...Your guest will love them...
Happy Easter!!!!
Your blogger buddy

Cindy Beach said...

These are so pretty and a delightful gift for spring, Lynn. Love the sweet pastels too. Have a Happy Easter!

Cheri and Jim said...

Such a sweet gesture on your part. They are so cute! Makes me want chocolate...that doesn't take much!