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Spring is in the air, and Easter is around the corner! Everywhere you look, it’s just tulips and bunnies and eggs and pastels.
This Easter craft, however, is none of the above. These burlap carrots are perfect for a neutral colour scheme.
- a roll of burlap wrap
(The green ribbon in the photo didn’t make the final cut.)
Craft foam was the first thing that came to mind to give my carrots shape.
I began by cutting triangles from the block of craft foam.
An ordinary kitchen knife with fine teeth works great to carve away edges until it resembles a carrot or cone shape.
Use your knife also to make a hole in the top of each carrot.
I used about 10 inches of burlap wrap per carrot.
Hot glue is perfect for securing one end of the burlap to the foam.
Tightly wrap the burlap around the foam and secure the end with hot glue as well.
Cut away excess burlap, leaving just enough to cover the top of the foam.
Put a bit of hot glue in the hole on top and tuck in all the remaining burlap.
For a bit of added texture, I coiled twine around each carrot.
Bottom to top and back again to the bottom to form a few crisscrosses.
A drop of hot glue here and there will keep the twine in place.
Fill the hole at the top with glue to secure the greenery.
A few sprigs of fine faux greenery will work great as carrot stems and leaves.
Here they are in a wooden bowl, decorating my entryway. Aren’t they just the cutest??
I absolutely love how they turned out. Perfect neutral spring and Easter decor.
This easter craft was so quick and easy. I don’t think it took me much longer than an hour. It was also super relaxing!
I highly recommend it.
A printable how-to guide you can print!
Easter craft – burlap carrots
- Pair of scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Kitchen knife with fine teeth
- Craft foam
- Burlap wrap
- Fine faux greenery
- Cut triangles from the craft foam with a knife
- Make a hole on top of the carrot with your knife
- Trim away all the sharp edges, going round and round until you have formed a cone
- Cut a piece of burlap wrap about 10 inches long for each carrot
- Use the hot glue gun to secure a short edge of the burlap to the foam
- Wrap tightly and glue the last edge to secure
- Cut away excess burlap and tuck the remaining ends into the hole on top (i used the back of a fine paintbrush to push all the burlap inside)
- Fill the rest of the hole with glue and add a piece of faux greenery for the stems and leaves
- Wrap a few spirals of twine around the burlap for extra texture. Work your way from the bottom to the top and back again to the bottom. Secure with a few dots of hot glue here and there.
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