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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Thursday 6th of October 2022
Looks so cute, I wanna try to do it at home now! cuphead
Thursday 3rd of March 2022
such a cute project! I agree, this would be a great project to do with children! thanks for sharing!
Wednesday 2nd of March 2022
So cute! Love this carrot garland.
Tuesday 1st of March 2022
Love all the carrot decorations, you got me inspired for Easter.
Tuesday 1st of March 2022
So cute. Quick and simple craft ideas are always a winner especially when you don't have lots of time.