Easter is around the corner, so I decided to create a cute carrot garland for the mantel.
This craft is so fun and easy that even the kids enjoy crafting it.
My daughter made us an adorable Easter garland a few years ago, and I wanted to add a new one to my spring home decor.
So I decided I would try to make an easy paper carrot garland.
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How to Make a Carrot Garland
After gathering your supplies and watching the video, you are ready to begin.
Carrot Garland Supplies
🥕Before you begin, I recommend you watch the how-to video first.
- Orange and green craft paper
- Paper cutter
- Wire loop
- Hole punch
- Wooden beads
- Bull clips
- Stapler and staples
Cut Paper Strips
I used a paper cutter (this one is my favorite). However, you can use scissors or a Xacto knife and a ruler
My paper cuts:
- Two orange paper strips cut at 8″ by 3/4″
- Two green paper strips cut at 4″ by 1/2″
- One green 4 1/2″ by 1/2″
The paper I used was 12″ by 12″.
Note: I used nine carrots for my carrot garland to hang on my mantel.
Mark Cut Lines
After cutting all the paper strips, I used a ruler to mark my cut lines with a pencil.
Mark and then cut the orange and green paper strips at the pencil marks.
I used scissors to cut the paper strips in this step.
Carrot Top Hole Placement
To make holes in the carrot tops (green paper), I marked up 1/2″ from the ends and used a hole punch centered in the paper strip at my pencil marks.
Note: These holes are for stringing the twine through to create the carrot garland.
Create the Carrot Top
To create the carrot top, I folded over the longest green strip and then folded over one of the shorter green strips on either side of the center strip. Next, I aligned the holes and bottom edges.
I used a bull clip and a staple to hold them in place.
Assemble the Carrot
To assemble the carrot (orange strips of paper), I placed one strip on either side of the green carrot top.
Then I folded orange strips to the bottom and stapled them in place.
Create the Carrot Garland
I place my handmade wire loop through all the holes in the green carrot top to create the garland.
Then I placed the twine through the wire loop and pulled it through the green paper holes. Next, I added a wooden bead and repeated the process until all of my carrots and beads were added to my twine.
Note: I used nine carrots for my garland.
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