Sunny daffodils are a sure sign that spring has finally arrived, and this year I’ve been awaiting their arrival with even more anticipation than usual because they signify an end to what has been an unusually cold and snowy winter around these parts.
These sweet paper daffodil cups celebrate the sunshiny-est of springtime flowers, as well as the Easter holiday to come. You can tuck everything from candy to eggs to small gifts into these little boxes, or you can wait and see what Mr. Bunny fills them with when he comes hopping along to your place.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- the FREE daffodil box templates (download the printable PDF or SVG cut files below)
- colored cardstock
- a digital die cutting machine or scissors
- a printer (if not using a die cutting machine)
- a ruler and bone folder / embossing stylus (for scoring if not using a die cutting machine)
- craft glue
Note : The printable PDF file is separated into three pages, each with one piece of the template 2-up so you can print each page onto different colored paper. Also, the outer edge of the ruffled piece is a plain circle for easy cutting, and you can use pinking shears to cut the outer edge and to add interest.
How to Make the DIY Daffodil Egg Cups / Treat Boxes
Step 1 : If using a digital die cutting machine (I use a Silhouette Cameo), cut out all of the template pieces and fold along the score lines. Otherwise, print the templates onto colored cardstock, cut out with scissors along the solid lines, and score along the dotted lines.
Step 2 : Place glue on one of the triangular shaped tabs on the basket base.
Step 3 : Line the tab up with its corresponding box side and press the tab against the inside of the box side to adhere. Hold in place for 15-30 seconds, or until the glue holds on its own.
Continue gluing the rest of the tabs to the sides of the box. Glue the short side tab to the inside of the box side next to it to finish the box base.
Step 4 : Line up the petal and ruffled inner template pieces and place the ruffled piece inside of the petal piece.
Step 5 : Turn the pieces over and fold the triangular tabs of the petal piece out toward the ends of the petals. One at a time, add glue to the tabs of the ruffled piece. Immediately fold the corresponding tab of the petal piece back toward the center and adhere to the ruffled tab.
Step 6 : Glue the petal/ruffled piece to the basket base by adding glue to the bottom of the triangular tabs and pressing them down against the inside walls of the basket base.
Step 7 : To finish the basket and to give it a bit more dimension, fold the petals downward at different angles.
Templates are for personal, non-commercial use only.
photos by Kristen Magee for Paper Crave