Easter egg DIY Shaker Card (+ Freebie)

We have the most adorable Easter Egg DIY Shaker Card to share with you today. This cute Shaker card is not hard to make and it’s super fun too!

With Easter around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a last-minute craft.

You might also love these other Easter ideas: Pom Pom Tail Easter Bunny PrintableReversible Rustic Easter Bunny Butt Sign, and DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box.

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Easter Egg DIY Shaker Card Tutorial

I’ve been with the idea of creating a shaker for quite some time. I got inspired by my dear friend Karina from Living and Crafting who creates the cutest shakers ever!

This was my very first attempt so it’s not perfect but I love how it turned out.

DIY Cute Easter Egg DIY Shaker Card ideas

I decided to use the scrapbooking method, layering each element and using different textures and colors.

So, what’s a shaker card?

Shaker card is a super fun type of card that is made by creating a window in the front design of your card and sandwiching one or more types of “shakeable” materials between two tightly sealed layers, one of which is often transparent or semi-transparent so that the shaker contents remain visible.

When you move or shake your card around, the stuff in the window shake, rattle, and roll to and fro, adding fun, festive cheer to a huge range of handmade card designs.

Closup of the DIY Shaker card filler

Shakers are not just for cards, you can make them to decorate many handmade items.

In my case, I decided to not make the window to the card since I am working in a scrapbook style, which tells you that a shaker can be made in numerous ways!

What shapes can I make as a shaker in a card?

Shakers can be pretty much any shape that your heart desires and that you have the tools needed to make it.

Some of the most common shapes for shakers are circles, ovals, hearts, rectangles, squares, stars, flowers, butterflies, clouds, the sun, pumpkins, windows, Easter eggs, Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, fruit, mugs and teacups, and even words or letters.

Having the supplies needed to make other more complicated shapes (like owning or having access to a die-cutting machine) you can let your imagination run wild!

Some things to put in a shaker

The list could go on and on and on but I’ll list just a few shaker card filler ideas that come at the top of my head.

  • Sequins of all sorts, kinds, shapes, colors
  • Buttons
  • Confetti (including homemade with a hole punch)
  • Cake sprinkles
  • Glitter of all kinds (including “snow” glitter)
  • Gem and rhinestones embellishments
  • Tiny pearls
  • Jewelry making cabochons and beads
  • Flatback charms and embellishments
  • Tiny pieces of ribbon and trim
  • Beads (including, but certainly not limited to, seed and bugle beads)
  • Tiny pompoms
  • Plastic or paper die-cut shapes
  • Metal or plastic charms
  • Sand (natural and artificially colored)
  • Dried herbs and spices (such as cloves, star anise, pieces of cinnamon sticks, etc)
  • Miniature pinecones
  • Googly eyes
  • Gemstone chips 
  • Jewelry making cabochons
  • Small puzzle pieces

Other ideas for shakers

The best part of this type of craft is that shakers and the elements and the products that are used as fillers inside of them are not limited strictly to cards.

This same type of paper crafting technique can be utilized in/on gift boxes, tags, scrapbook pages, gift bags, mini albums, fused or sewen clear plastic pockets and pouches, and so many other types of handmade projects.

Imagination is the limit.

How to make an Easter Egg DIY Shaker Card

DIY Shaker Card Supplies:

  • Color cardstock for the card base.
  • Gold plain cardstock for the first layer
  • Color (textured) cardstock for the second layer
  • 2 Color cardstock for background ggs
  • Textured cold cardstock for the shaker window.
  • White or your preferred color for the back of the shaker
  • Craft foam for the shaker egg. I used yellow because the shaker is gold.
  • Clear acetate (transparency film)
  • Your favorite filler. I used beads and confetti.
  • 2 different matching ribbons (one thicker than the other).
  • Hot glue gun
  • Silicon glue.
  • Double-sided foam tape
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Markers
  • Free Cut files or Printable Templates

Tools

  • Cutting machine (Silhouette came or cricut machine)
  • Scissors and cutter.
Supplies to make the diy Shaker viewd for the top

Step by Step Instructions:

I created this quick video tutorial of the process that it took me to create this simple shaker card but if you prefer the step-by-step written with photo kind of tutorial, scroll down and keep reading!

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Getting your pieces cut

Firstly, cut all your pieces as shown below.

DIY shaker card layout and pieces to cut template

You can get your cut files and printable template HERE for free!

I used my Silhouette Cameo but I made the shapes simple enough in a PDF and SVG file for you to cut with scissors or cutters.

The cutting machine curring the diy Shaker egg pieces

Assembling the greeting card base

Fold your base cardstock in half.

Folding the main card piece

Stack your layer pieces to make sure measurements are good.

Layering the main pieces of the card

Next, on the back of your second layer, apply 5 pieces of double-sided foam tape, one on each corner and one on the center.

applying double-sided foal tape to the back of one of the layers

Put the piece back on the first layer as centered as possible and peel off the protective paper backing of the adhesive tape pieces to adhere them together.

peeling off the paper backing of the tapes

Glue the two cardstock eggs as shown below or in your preferred way.

gluing the purple and pink edd on the card

Assembling the Easter Egg Shaker

Transfer your shaker depth piece to the craft foam.

tracing the egg shape to make the walls of the shaker onto the craft foam

Then cut it very carefully and glue it to the white piece of card stock.

cutting the egg foam shape

Make sure you apply just enough glue to glue it and seal it but that won’t spread way too much through the edges.

gluing the foam egg shape to the white cardstock egg

Trim any excess of craft foam.

cutting excess of craft foam from the shape

Transfer the egg shape to the clear sheet of acetate and cut it out.

tracing the egg shape onto the acetate

This will create the shaker card window.

cutting the acetate egg shape

Cut 1 strip of each ribbon about an inch longer than the card’s width. Place your ribbons one on top of the other and put them in your desired place. In my case, is on the bottom of both eggs.

placing cute ribbons on the bottom part of the card

Turn it over and glue both ribbons to the back.

gluing th eribbon to the back of the pardstock

Make a cute bow with one or both ribbons and glue it on top of the ribbons slightly to the right.

a cute ribbon bow on my hands

The egg shaker will be the top layer of the card. So at this point, your card is almost ready.

Top layer of the card with gold and colors layers with eggs and ribbon ready

Very carefully, apply glue to the edges of your shaker window. Again just enough to seal it but avoiding spreading.

Applying glue to the shaper window

Glue it to the acetate.

gluing the window to the acetate

Let it dry.

Shaker filling

Time to have fun filling the shaker.

I used tiny beads and assorted confetti (not edible).

a pack of sequins and plastic confetti for the shaker card filling

Put a little bit of each filler you want to use but don’t stuff it, you want to be able to move freely inside of the shaker.

the egg shaker base with filling inside

Keep in mind that some materials generate static, like in my case, so it gets stuck in some places but eventually, it moves.

Time to close the shaker. 

Here’s the tricky part, and it’s important to be very careful applying the blue so your items won’t get glued.

Same process as the 2 times before, add a thin line of glue around the edges and carefully put it on top of the shaker. Press slightly and let it dry.

gluing the shaker window to the base

Finishing Up The DIY Shaker Card

Then apply glue on the back and place it in the center of the card, slightly turned to add a dynamic feeling and slightly on top of the ribbon.

gluing the shaper egg to the main card

We are almost there!

Apply 5 pieces of foam double-sided tape to the back of your work, remove the film and put it as centered as possible on your card base.

double-sided foam tape pieces on the back of the main layer of the card
Main layer glued to the main card piece

Lastly, (but not least) and optional, add a sentiment.

I created a simple ribbon and hand-wrote “Happy Easter!”

Alternatively, you could make it a happy birthday card too, if someone happens to have their birthday by those days.

adding a cute sentiment in a paper ribbon piece

Using foam double-sided tape I place it on the top left side of the card.

Voila! 

Scrapbook style Easter card with a fun shaker egg

There you go! One super cute easter card with a super fun shaker egg!

Details of the layers of this fun easter diy shaker card

My girl immediately said: It’s MINE!!!!

Super cute Easter card with a diy shaker filled with colorful beads and confetti.

Haha, So I’ll give it to her on Sunday!

Close up of the fun filler of the diy shaker in the Easter card

Hope you like this project and find inspiration to make one yourself.

Closeup of the bow of the diy shaker card

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Til' next time...

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