Sour Cream Container Tutorial

Today we are going over a quick sour cream container tutorial.  These are super fun to make, and even more fun to fill and give as gifts.

Let's dive right in…

Step One

Cut your patterned paper to whatever size you want.  It can be square or rectangular.  Popular sizes are 6″ x 6″ (as I will be using today) and 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  You can make these with card stock as well, however for best results I would recommend paper.  Whatever size you cut, on one of your long sides apply a strip of heavier duty adhesive.  I am using Tear & Tape for mine.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Step 1


Step Two

Now you want to roll it into a tube.  I wish I could tell you something specific to wrap it around, something in your craft room, but it all depends on what sizes you are going with.  For mine, I had a tube of liquid craft glue that was just the right size.  Now, you don't have to wrap it around anything, I just think it's easier to get it into a tube shape and have it all even.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Step 3


Step Three

Now it's time to squish one end and make it flat.  After you do that, apply a strip of Tear & Tape, remove the backing and press together and seal.  At this point, some prefer to use a crimper to get grooves in this sealed end, for mine, I left it just as is.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Step 3


Step Four

Now it is time to squish the other end, yet an opposite direction than your first squish.  Go ahead and also apply a strip of Tear & Tape – but don't stick it together just yet!


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Step 4


Step Five

This is when you want to do any decorating, like adding green grass coming out of it as I did in the sample below.  BUT this is also the point where you want to fill it with treats BEFORE you seal it 🙂  Of course if you are just doing these for decoration, there is no need to fill.


Add Ons

I wanted to add not only the grass to mine, but also some little tags and a paper bow.  For the grass, I cut 1/8″ strips of green card stock.  Then I just curled it a bit.  I used a glue dot on the end of each and attached them to the open side of the sour cream container that did not have my Tear & Tape.  Then I filled it with candy and sealed it up.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Adding Grass


For the labels, I went with scraps of card stock and one punch.  I stamped my Easter sentiment in Calypso Coral ink onto some Whisper White card stock.  The punch is the classic label punch.  I used it for not only the sentiment but also onto a scrap of the same Wild Wasabi green card stock that I made the strips out of, and then also another piece of Wisteria Wonder.  These were added to the top of the sour cream container.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial |Adding a Paper Bow


Making the Bow

I am a big fan of the Bow Builder Punch.  You can use it on card stock as well as patterned paper.  It's a great punch to use up scraps as you just need to punch several pieces.  I used Whisper White card stock because I loved the contrast it brought to the orange carrot.

While I don't have a crystal ball, I do have a hunch that this punch will retire.  Most of the builder punches only hang out for a few years, and this one has.  I will be really surprised if it is in the next catalog.  If it is one you are wanting, I would get it before it is potentially gone.


Sour Cream Container Tutorial | Finished Carrot

Simple, right?  This is a fun project for kids, grown ups, heck – even Matt likes making these!  And now that you have seen this sour cream container tutorial, it's your turn to try it out!

You can use whatever you have on hand to make these.  If you are wanting any of the supplies I used, below is a list with order links for your convenience 🙂


The Supplies

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Thank you so much for checking out today's sour cream container tutorial – and don't feel like it only works for Easter, you can make these for any occasion!  Go give it a try and I will see you in the next post!