Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Easter Hamper

Creating a personalised Easter hamper couldn’t be easier with the Cricut Explore Air 2, a pack of cardstock and Cricut adhesive vinyl. There are hundreds of designs to choose from in Cricut’s Design space, allowing you to create tags, gift boxes and Easter dress-up items until your hearts content!

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make: Rabbit Gift Box

1. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android device, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore Air 2™/Maker™ machine. Search for ‘Bunny Box’ within the project library.


2. Click customise to re-size or alter the image or ‘make it’ to cut it as designed. The project makes one box measuring approximately 4 x 2”.

3. Cut the layers from the appropriate coloured cardstock, inserting the scoring stylus into the accessory port A or scoring wheel housing in port B for the Maker™ when prompted.

Top tip: Use the scraper tool to apply the materials to the cutting mat.

4. Carefully remove each cut image from the cutting mat. Use the silicone side of the scraper tool to carefully crease the score lines of the box.

5. Using a sparing amount of tacky glue, stick the dark grey layer to the back of the face, followed by the pink layer to the back of the ears. Finally, adhere the white layer to the back of the tail.

6. Fill the box with treats. Carefully fold up the box, passing the ears through the slits. Glue the ears together (pink sides inside).

7. Carefully fold down the left ear across the score line.

How to Make: Carrot Treat Boxes

1. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android device, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore Air 2™/Maker™ machine. Search for ‘Carrot Candy Box’ within the project library.


2. Click customise to resize or alter the image or ‘make it’ to cut it as designed. The project makes one box measuring approximately 9.5 x 2”.

3. Cut the layers from the appropriate coloured cardstock, inserting the scoring stylus into the accessory port A or scoring wheel housing in port B for the Maker™ when prompted.

Top Tip: Use the scraper tool to apply the materials to the cutting mat.

4. Carefully remove each cut image from the cutting mat. Use the silicone side of the scraper tool to carefully crease the score lines of the box.

5. Using a small amount of glue, secure the yellow pieces to the inside of the carrot box taking care to only put glue where it will not be seen. Fold the box up, then carefully glue the tab along the side of the box.

6. Fill the box with sweet treats, then carefully fold the top panels and glue the grass pieces on the outside of the top tabs making sure that no glue goes into the slit.

How to Make: Rabbit Felt Masks

1. Using the Easy Press or domestic iron, fuse the heat n’ bond ultra to the back of one of each of the felt colours.

2. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android device, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore Air 2™/Maker™ machine. Open a new project. In Images, search for and select a ‘rabbit mask’.

3. Resize the image to approximately 7.5” wide.

4. Un-group the layers. Use ‘hide contour’ on each layer to remove the cut placement lines.

5. Cut three copies of the project from the appropriate coloured felt, cutting a second rabbit mask in un-stabilised felt as well, altering the materials setting as appropriate.

Top Tip: Use the brayer to apply the materials to the cutting mat, this will ensure good contact is made between the fabric and the mat.

6. Carefully remove each cut image from the cutting mat using the remover tool.

7. Trim two pieces of ribbon per mask, with each measuring approximately 20cm in length.

8. Using the EasyPress 2, set to 315°F, and the Easy Press mat heat the layers, starting with the two rabbit mask layers and sandwiching a ribbon end in either side. Then heat fuse the remaining nose and ear layers.

How to Make: Personalised Message

To create the personalised greeting on the front of the crate, select your favourite font from Cricut Design Space and cut from adhesive vinyl. 

2. Once cut, use a weeding tool to remove all the negative pieces of vinyl from the design. Apply Transfer tape over the design, and use the scraper tool to ensure good contact. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape, which in turn will lift the vinyl away from the carrier sheet, once the adhesive vinyl design is free of the carrier sheet, place on to the crate and then apply.

3. Use the scraper tool once more to ensure good contact between the adhesive vinyl and the surface of the crate, then carefully and slowly begin to peel away the transfer tape.

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