Wednesday, March 06, 2013

It's 3D Wednesday, people!

Welcome to my favorite project day - I love making 3D stuff! Today's cutie-patootie project is an Easter basket favor inspired by an idea on pinterest by Suzonne Stirling from the Urban Comfort blog. I've given a quick pictorial below, but for full instructions, please visit Urban Comfort blog. These adorable little Easter favors are made from COFFEE FILTERS! So easy, not so much quick, (so give yourself a couple of days if you are making lots of them) but fun and simple to make. Took me a while, and a big ol' mess in the kitchen, but I love the end result and would not be put off from making them again.

In a shallow dish, add about a cup or so of water and some food coloring. I used Wilton paste colors and they worked great. Place a few filters at a time in the colors. For the basket ones in green, put them curly side down and let the color seep up into them.

I used the small size coffee filters (4-6 cup size) in both basket and cone styles. This is a good size for a small favor. Dry them thoroughly on paper towels. You can speed up the process with a heat gun but be careful not to get to close to the paper. If you're doing a lot of them, I'd recommend starting when you have lots of time for them to dry. Like a whole day at least.

Roll the orange filters into a cone shape and secure with glue. If you use a large enough piece of candy (chocolate egg for example), you won't need to glue the bottom shut, but I did because....well, that's how I looked unfinished and I couldn't deal with that. LOL

Then take the green carrot top piece and poke the center down between your thumb and finger to make it pointy at the bottom like this.

I finished mine off a little differently I think than Suzonne did hers. I ran glue around the inside top of the 'carrot' after I put the candy inside, then stuck the pointy part of the top inside and squeezed the carrot around the green part gluing them together. Then I tied twine around the top as you see here.

Add them to a cute little Easter bucket or basket.... or not!... and include a tag. I made the 'grass' by cutting 2 inch strips of 12 inch cardstock, running through the crimper, then cutting into thin strips and squishing in my hand. Perfection. For the tag, I used Color Me Happy sentiments, along with the Just Tags stitched die and stitched egg die. Super cute! I think the grands will enjoy these carrots. :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Color Me Happy stamp set
My Creative Time, Just Tags and dies and stamp set
My Creative Time, Hello Spring egg dies and stamp set
Martha Stewart branch punch
Jillybean Soup, Dutch Mustard 6x6 paper pad
Coffee filters, food coloring, twine, ink


  1. Wow...such a cute idea!!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. This is such a cute and fun idea! love it.

  3. Your bucket with the window is perfect for the fun carrots! Cute idea. The tag is great with the egg for the sentiment :D Great job! Pictures are perfect to show how.
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  4. Cute! And you're right...time consuming! Worth it though. This would be fun to do with kids. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sahr ~ OMG! I am in TOTAL AWE of here trying to pick up my dang jaw! I LOVE this idea!! So stinking CLEVER and COOL! Okay I know how you are with messes ~ so my hats off too you for doing this! I am speechless ~ that hard for me! AWESOME 3D item! I also must say ~ I LOVE this day too!

  6. Great tutorial Shar! Love it!!! Its super cute! Gret job my friend! hugs

  7. These are really something Shar! I would never ever think they were coffee filters! They are the perfect little decoration/gift, awesome!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this link on Obsessed with Scrapbooking. I really enjoyed seeing your post and was happy to hop on over to get all the details. BIG HUGS AJ-


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