Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet Makes: Quick Easter Dioramas

Confession time: I am not one to throw things away. Whew. Glad we got that out of the way! 

Going through the Easter decor I needed something new.  I am in love with those little diorama eggs but I haven't had the time in between the husband, work, stomach bugs and naptimes to pull one together so I settled on some recycled boxes. 

As I was pulling together this tutorial Carolyn over at Homework ( beautiful blog!) and I shared a brain. She too has a love of Laughing Cow Cheese and it's box.  We both had a good laugh. Check out her tutorial on making a simple spring gift box. Aren't they sweet? I image some lovely little fresh water pearl earrings in there. Ahhhh. 

If you don't have an empty match or cheese box you could use any little box on hand ( think spice boxes, or even a large cap!)  Or if you want to get fancy most craft stores sell brown craft boxes for pretty cheap.

After cleaning the labels off the cheese box I started cutting scrap papers for a scene. I used a vintage book, paper bag, leftover cardstock and magazines. I used my Silhouette SD for the sun.  Man that thing can cut!

I used a hot glue gun for the ribbon and raffia but a plain ol' gluestick for everything else. This is so easy you could do it with your little ones as a quick craft. 

With the matchbox scene I used raffia for the nest and a stamp for the chick. Be creative! Look  around your home and see what types of materials can be repurposed. Old greeting cards, junk mail, ribbons, magazines,  coupons, the possibilities are endless.

What a sweet little gift this would make in lieu of a card! I gave it to my Giraffe after his nap as he's been under the weather. He said, ' Mommy made a chicken for ME?' Too cute. 

This one is on display in my dining room along with my favorite Easter book, The Country Bunny & The Golden Shoes...
linking to:

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Get Your Craft On Tuesday


  1. These are so cute! Thanks so much for mentioning and linking to me.
    Wishing you a fun and creative week!

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