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Project

Easter Bunny Box

 Simply pack this charming bunny box with cookies or candy for a one-of-a-kind Easter gift. 

Introduction

All tools and materials available at marthastewartcrafts.com.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download the bunny box template and enlarge 250 percent when printing, or print the template and enlarge 250 percent on a copier. Since the template is 18 inches by 18 inches when enlarged, you will have to print or copy the template in pieces, on a few sheets of paper, and tape it together. Once you have assembled the template, cut it out on the solid lines using a craft knife. Remember to also cut out the slots in the large tabs.

  2. Step 2

    Trace around the template on a piece of 18-by-18-inch card stock. For the template to fit on the page, the bunnies should be pointing to the corners of the card stock.

  3. Step 3

    Using a bone folder, score the card stock along the template's dotted lines.

  4. Step 4

    Cut out the shape you have traced on the card stock. Cut the slots in the large tabs as marked on the template.

  5. Step 5

    Fold upward at the center square; score lines to create the box. To close the box, bring the bunny tabs to meet in the center, and align the bunnies. Bring each slotted tab up and over the bunnies; slide both bunnies through each slot. It may be necessary to press the bunnies downward in order to easily fit them through the slot.

  6. Step 6

    Fill the bunny box with a sweet treat.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2008

Reviews (10)

  • KLWorthington 7 Apr, 2013

    I made this bunny box this year to deliever Easter candies in. Using 12x12 card stock found at Michael's, I was able to blow the bunny template up to 160%. Taking a hint from Martha's "Valentine Treat Box", I added a decorative paper over the card stock (such as wrapping paper with bunnies) for a two-toned look. The boxes came out super cute & were quite a hit with the recipients; youngsters & adults! Thank you Martha & to your staff of crafters.

  • deedeenmr 14 Apr, 2010

    I"M THINKING of changing these, adding a mortarboard or school mascot for a graduation party. I am also converting the image to a file that is compatible with my electronic die cutting machine [as I will be making 60 of them.] I wish MS crafts would consider making some of their templates available in these formats. .

  • AuntieBetty 3 Apr, 2010

    Printed it on 8.5x11 card stock. Not having a craft blade, I used manicure scissors to cut around fine details of the bunny. Also followed Debbie_k19's idea and changed the bunny. I cut an oval (Easter egg shape). Decorated it with colored pencils and then added some floral/ Eater stickers. Filled it with mini candy bars and other candies. Can't wait to make Christmas favors to give to co-workers, not to mention trick-or-treat favors. So many possibilities!

  • foodandmooddoteu 13 Apr, 2009

    I use di box for our Easter present. Here you can see our results :-)
    www.foodandmood.eu
    Best,
    Patrizia

  • CyndiM 24 Mar, 2009

    The template size available prints nicely on regular sized cardstock for a cute candy box. After enlarging the template I cannot find 18 x 18 cardstock. Your website store does not carry it in the pastel colors you used.

  • debbie_k19 25 Oct, 2008

    I plan to use this template for different holidays and occasions by changing the bunny to a heart to Valentines, ghost for Halloween or pine tree for Christmas, even a package for Birthdays. The possibilities are endless. Great template.

  • cjarnott-thornton 8 Apr, 2008

    I went to Office Depot and they put it on the big copier and copied it at 200% in one piece for $2. It worked great.

  • themoors 30 Mar, 2008

    Every year I make Hot Cross Brownies (brownies with a baked on cross) for my daughters teachers, but I always have difficulty with the packaging.

    I had the brownies in the oven when I saw this piece and it was just perfect. I enlarged in on my home copier/printer (I had to copy it in pieces, and then join it).

    The teachers loved it, not as much as my Hot Cross Brownies, though! We also slipped the easter egg cards in the boxes.

  • ivphb 20 Mar, 2008

    so excited to do this. They came out perfectly. It was fun to do, now I just have to fill them with something. My copy store place could only enlarge to 210% but they came out well and I could get two boxes to each sheet of card stock.
    I love Martha!

  • sandyinia 14 Mar, 2008

    I loved this idea. I kept the template at the original size. It made the cutest little boxes that can be used as place tags at our Easter meal and also be filled with some foil eggs or other candies to have as a take home favor. I am making them with my grand kids, but will cut them out with scissors instead of using the craft knife. They can decorate them with ink stamps, markers or stickers.