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Carrot Garland

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. 

Carrot garland on a wood table with burlap

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.

Supplies for making a carrot garland on a craft mat

Carrot garland supplies

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″.

Cutting paper strips with a paper cutter on a craft mat

Cut paper strips

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.

Marking the cut lines with a pencil on Green and orange paper strips lined up on a craft mat.

Mark cut lines

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. 

Mark the spot to punch a hole in the Paper strips cut to length

Mark hole placement

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.

Fold the longest green paper strip and align holes

Fold green paper 

I used a bull clip and a staple to hold them in place. 

three Green strips of paper folded over and held in one hand

Carrot top 

 

Orange paper strips and green folded paper strips held together with staple and clip on a craft mat

Clip or staple green papers

Assemble the Carrot 

 

To assemble the carrot (orange strips of paper), I placed one strip on either side of the green carrot top.

The orange strips stapled to the ends of the green carrot top on a craft mat

Staple orange paper strips

Then I folded orange strips to the bottom and stapled them in place.

Staple the bottom of the

Staple the bottom of the paper carrots

Create the Carrot Garland

I place my handmade wire loop through all the holes in the green carrot top to create the garland.

Pushing a wire loop through the holes in the green looped paper

Wire loop through the greenery

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. 

Pull the twine and wooden beads through the carrot tops

Thread the twine and beads

 

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Kimberly Snyder

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

such a cute project! I agree, this would be a great project to do with children! thanks for sharing!

Linda Johnston

Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

So cute! Love this carrot garland.

maria

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Love all the carrot decorations, you got me inspired for Easter.

Michelle Leslie

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.

Jennifer Williams

Monday 28th of February 2022

How adorable! I can think of so many ways to display it this Easter season.

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