Cadbury Egg Caddy

by Betty Traciak

Create an adorable gift box for a pair of Cadbury eggs.

Supplies

  • Cardstock
  • Scoring board
  • Paper trimmer
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Adhesives (Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, and transparent tape used here)
  • Post-it Notes
  • Acetate or plastic packaging
  • 1.2 oz. Cadbury Eggs (2) - these are marketed for Halloween as Cadbury Screme Eggs
  • Roll of gauze
  • Googlie eyes
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up! products used here: Tangerine Tango cardstock, Holiday Home and Mingle All the Way stamp sets, Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangerine Tango ink, Blendabilities Markers, 3/4 Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Subtles Designer Buttons)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    To create the box base:
    Cut a 5" x 6 1/2" piece of cardstock. Score at 1 1/2" on all sides.

    On the side that will be the box front, measure 1/2" from the score lines and cut that section away.

  2. Step 2

    Cut in on the horizontal score lines to where the score lines cross. Trim as shown to form tabs.

  3. Step 3

    Assemble the box using double-sided adhesive.

    Cut a 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of acetate or clear plastic packaging. Adhere to inside of box front (Mini Glue Dots used for sample).

  4. Step 4

    To create the box insert:
    Cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than 3" x 4 1/2". Score at 1/2" on all sides.

    Using a 1 1/4" circle punch or die, punch two circles from a Post-it Note so there is a bit of the sticky on the back. Position these circles in the center section as a template for punching.

  5. Step 5

    Flip the 1 1/4" circle punch over, center the opening over the Post-it Note guides, and punch.

  6. Step 6

    Cut on score lines to form tabs, as done above. Assemble the insert with double-sided adhesive.

    Place the insert into the bottom of the box.

  7. Step 7

    To create the box top:
    Cut a piece of cardstock 7 1/8" x 8 5/8". Score at 2 1/2" on all sides. Cut on score lines to form tabs. Assemble box top with double sided adhesive.

  8. Step 8 (Optional)

    To decorate the Cadbury eggs for a fun Halloween treat:
    Unroll gauze. Cut in half lengthwise to make strips approximately one inch wide. Fray the cut edge slightly.

  9. Step 9

    Attach one end of gauze to candy egg with a small piece of transparent tape. Wrap egg in gauze using small pieces of tape as needed to hold the gauze in place.

  10. Step 10

    Adhere two googlie eyes to the wrapped egg.

  11. Step 11

    Insert decorated candy eggs into the completed base.

  12. Step 12

    Decorate the box as desired.

  13. Decorate with a spring theme for Easter eggs.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Cadbury Egg Caddy. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

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Oh my goodness...what an adorable package of ghostly goodies. Such a creative idea. LOVE IT!
Lynn Mercurio  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 4:32 AM
How cute and my daughter loves these eggs too.
Mary K. Wessling  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Oh my gosh!!! This is adorable!! Thank you for the fun halloween idea!!
Cindy Wilson  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 8:13 AM
Very clever. I'll definitely be making these for my g'son's classmates.
PamelaK  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 9:05 AM
What a wonderful project. Thanks for the great written and video directions. I never thought of eggs being good mummies. I learned something today:-)
kab  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 9:42 AM
Nice tutorial. We live out in the country, and while we do get some trick-or-treaters, there aren't many, so I always like to have something special for them. I think Cadbury Egg "mummies" in their own haunted house box might be just the thing this year!
Carolynn  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM
What are the outside dimensions of the completed box?
Mary Massey  |  Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM
This is AWESOME! Thank you for sharing it! I am TOTALLY making these! smile
Meredith Koven  |  Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM
This is just the cutest project, thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be making this for some of my special trick-or-treaters.
Donna Whitten  |  Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM
I'm smack dab in the middle of making a bunch of these for Christmas stocking presents for my stamp club and a few other friends. The instructions are excellent and the measurements given are absolutely perfect. SUCH an adorable idea - and adaptable for any seasonal occasion, whether the eggs are mummified or not!
Sue Speck  |  Sat Sep 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Very cute idea! I made the box and the 'screme' mummified eggs. One thing I might say to help someone else is that the box top is about 1 1/2" too big, when one puts the top onto the bottom, the bottom gets lost half way up. I cut my top at 5 1/4" by 6 3/4", and scored at 1 1/2" on each side. That seems to fit much better
Sue Brunson  |  Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Thank you for sharing! Such a cute idea! My husband loves the Cadbury Eggs. I'd like to make this for Valentine's Day. Do you have the box in written instructions?
Heidi Scher  |  Tue Feb 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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