Carrot Craft #1 is a fun upcycling project that you can make with things you probably already have around your house.
Do you remember making carrot craft projects back when you were in elementary school? Today’s project is just an adult version of that. We’ll be making carrots out of newspapers, jute, and raffia. These look great in your Easter vignettes. Just add a few Easter eggs and bunnies and you’ll be all set!
It’s much easier to SHOW you how to make this than to explain it, so I made you a video! Keep scrolling down the page to find it.
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Supplies for Carrot Craft #1
- glue gun with glue sticks
- green raffia
- orange paint
How to Make Newspaper Carrots
Step One: Get the carrot shape.
Fold your newspaper in thirds, then roll into a cone shape. Tape the edges down. I used Scotch tape but feel free to use whatever kind of tape you want. The tape won’t show when the project is finished.
Step Two: Add the carrot tops.
I never could decide whether these were called carrot “tops” or “leaves”. Either way, they’re made the same way.
Roughly measure out 3 yards of green raffia. Fold it over on itself several times until you get the length you want for your leaves.
Twist one end and tie it with a piece of jute.
Hot glue into the center of your carrot and tape around it.
Step Three: Add the jute.
Starting at the tip, glue the jute around the carrot shape with hot glue. Keep going around and around until you get to the top. Try to get the jute as close to the raffia leaves as possible.
Step Four: Paint.
Water down the paint and brush it one. Work to get the paint down into the cracks between the jute strings but don’t get the newspaper too wet!
Carrot Craft Video
These jute carrots look great in an old basket or sprinkled around your mantel or a vignette somewhere else in your home’s Easter decor.
Personally, I like making the carrots to be used in one area of my home about all the same size. Then I may come back and make another size carrot for a different area. For example, the carrots I made in the video were about 8-9″ long + another 6-7″ for the leaves. They look great on the Easter mantel.
I want to make another batch that smaller, maybe 5-6″ to fill a vintage style Easter basket.
Let me know in the comments if you have more ideas!
More DIY Easter Crafts
If you enjoyed this DIY carrot craft project, you might also like these:
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Thanks for reading my blog and watching our videos! We appreciate all of you and I hope this inspired you to make some carrots!
‘Til the next project,