E is for Easter: DIY Carrot Wreath for Spring
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It is starting to look and feel like Spring here in Michigan and the girls and I are ready to start decorating for Easter. Easter is one of my favorite holidays – I love the pastel colors, spring flowers, birds, eggs and bunnies. I have been in need of a fun Easter themed wreath for my entry way. I considered making one with just plain old plastic Easter eggs, but when I came across these darling plastic carrot shaped eggs, I knew they were just the ticket! I have once again partnered with my friends at Oriental Trading to create a fun and easy holiday project to share with you. Are you ready to learn how to make your own DIY carrot wreath? Here we go:
Carrot shaped plastic Easter eggs from Oriental Trading
Hot glue gun
Plastic grass or leaves
The first thing I did to prepare for this project was to lay out my carrots in a circle. This allowed me to make sure I had enough carrots to make a decent sized wreath and gave me the opportunity to measure the diameter of the circle before purchasing my wreath form. Armed with the width of the wreath and the width of the inner circle, I went on a search for the right wreath form. I settled on an inexpensive metal wreath form that I could wrap with ribbon. This form cost me just a few dollars – I have even seen them at my local dollar store.
Once I had all my supplies, it was time to start putting this easy project together. While Ava was unwrapping the carrot eggs for me (she went nuts over this task!), I wrapped the wreath form with green fabric ribbon securing each end with a dab of hot glue. I found this ribbon on the clearance rack at my local craft store and thought the color would make a perfect background. It does not matter too much what ribbon you use as long as it creates a secure surface to attach your carrots.
Once the wreath form is completely wrapped, it is time to start attaching the carrots. I suggest using some sort of guide or measurement on your carrots to make sure that you are attaching them in the same place each time. If you do not pay attention to this, the center circle of your wreath may appear lopsided or uneven. I put a generous dab of hot glue onto the ribbon and pressed each carrot on one by one working all the way around the circle. This part is really fun and the carrot wreath really starts taking shape quickly.
After all the carrots are attached, let the wreath sit for a few minutes until the hot glue has dried and the carrots are secure. I added some additional greens by using two bunches of plastic grass that I picked up at the craft store. Using my wire cutters, I cut the stems apart and stuck one in behind every other carrot all the way around the wreath. The final touch was to add a simple burlap bow – I found this burlap ribbon at the dollar store (such a deal!). I also used some of the threads and scraps from the burlap to add some subtle curling tendrils to the wreath. That’s it! So easy to make and so cute!
We have had so much fun with these carrot shaped eggs from Oriental Trading and they were just perfect for my DIY carrot wreath! My girls have filled their play shopping cart with the leftover carrot eggs and play with them reguarly. If you have never visited the Oriental Trading site, you are missing out on a great resource for all your party and holiday needs. From toys and games to party decorations and tableware to great craft supplies, Oriental Trading has something for everyone! Check out their amazing Easter page for all things Easter. There are so many darling decorations and ideas. Oriental Trading also has a fun blog page full of recipes, party ideas, tablescapes, crafts, educational activities and more. Looking for a deal at Oriental Trading? Visit their coupon page for the latest sales.
So what do you think? I would love to hear from you in the comment section. What other kind of carrots might you use to make a carrot wreath? I have seen some darling yarn wrapped carrots and burlap carrots this Easter season. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Easter filled with family, friends and fun! Happy crafting, my friends! Xoxo, -Cristina
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