Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Watch Us Wednesday Kraft Journal Tutorial

Hi everyone, Kristina here with a tutorial on how to make a cute Easter candy box/basket out of a pasta box. Here is a look at what I was able to create.

1. Choose a pasta box with a window. This week I found a box with a circle window from some pasta purchased to make a pasta salad. (sorry, I won't be posting the recipe for that)

2. Decide how tall you would like your box/basket to be and cut the top of the box off. I cut my box to 4 inches.

3. After you have cut your box down, choose which papers and embellishments you would like to decorate your box with. Be sure to include something to make your handle with and eyelets to attach it.

4. Cover your box with your chosen papers. You will need to take careful measurements of your box to know where to make a cut in your cover so that the little window will show. Also, use a strong adhesive such as sticky tape or an ATG gun.

5. Once your box is covered you can attach your handle. Punch holes on each side of your box and set an eyelet. Thread the end of your handle through the eyelet and tie a knot so it will not slide back through the eyelet.

6. After your handle is attched you can decorate your box and fill it up with Easter grass and candy.

7. Tie on a gift tag and you are done!

I hope you have enjoyed this Spring inspired project and will look at your pasta aisle with a whole new perspective. There are so many different boxes that could be modified for lots of different occasions.

Kraft Outlet Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Needed:
Pasta Box

You still have time to join our "Oh Baby, It's Spring" challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Link up your project by going here.


  1. This project is so sweet and I love that you are always thinking of ways to use products we might otherwise throw away.. so clever and GREEN! Great work my friend!

  2. Oh my gosh this is the cutest stinkin' idea! I never would have thought of taking advantage of that window in the box. Awesome AWESOME project Kristina!

  3. Hi Kristina! I just came from the Kraft Journal and saw this! So cute!! What a great idea and way to go with Going Green!


  4. Soooo crafty clever. You know I'm a big altered project fan! Love this Kristina. :)

  5. This is so darn cute! I love the paper and of course your beautiful flower!

  6. Your Easter basket is soooo cool! Found your blog thru MoMo. I'm a new follower. If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and if you like it, become a follower of mine too.


  7. What a great idea ! I can just see using this for all sorts of things, oh oh Christmas candy ! You will have forgotten all about this by Christmas, and then think I was so clever to have come up with it .... lol

  8. I am such a fan of recycling projects, and this one absolutely rocks, Kristina! Such a great idea to re-using an old pasta box. I love the scalloped widow, love the sweet handle. Love it all!
    Hope you had a wonderful time out there in the boonies with Beth. Did you all have to resort to cow tipping for a bit of fun? ;)

  9. Oh wow - the things you come up with that I'd never even think of! I love this idea and you executed it perfectly!


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