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DIY Yarn Carrots

Every spring, I like to create something new to use to decorate and this year decided to make some DIY yarn carrots using cardboard boxes.

Since we have an abundance of cardboard shipping boxes, I thought they would be perfect for this project. 

Since the pandemic started, more families are ordering online; therefore, upcycling our cardboard boxes has been challenging. 

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This month’s International Bloggers Club is a cardboard challenge. You can find more DIY cardboard inspiration at the end of the post.

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How to Make DIY Yarn Carrots

A few weeks ago, I created some fun dropcloth carrots, but I wanted something with more color, so these carrots are bright and happy for my Easter decorating. 

Three DIY yarn carrots on a white table with twine

DIY Yarn Carrots

Creating yarn carrots was so easy you will want to make a bunch.

Yarn Carrot Supplies

 

Yarn carrot supplies on a craft mat

Supplies

**I recommend you watch the how-to-make yarn carrots video before you begin.

  • Cardboard (I used a shipping box)
  • Pattern (grab your printable pattern here
  • Yard
  • Grass bush
  • Twine
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil

Carrot Pattern and Cardboard

After I printed out my pattern, I cut it out, then I placed it on my cardboard and traced around the pattern using a pencil.

 

Using a pencil to trace around the paper printout on cardboard

Trace pattern

Using a craft knife and a cutting mat, I removed the pencil traced area to make it easier to cut.

Next, I used a craft knife on a cutting mat to cut out the designs.

Craft knife and cardboard cut out on a cutting mat

Cardboard carrot

Carrot Yarn Wrapping

To begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard cutouts, I found it easiest to start at the point. First, I glued the yarn about 1/4″ down from the point on the backside’s center to hide the yarn’s cut end. Then, I started spirling the yarn around the center point at the tip of the cardboard add a tiny dot of glue in a few places to hold the yarn in place.

 

Next, I continued wrapping the yarn until I reached the large end, and I spiraled the yarn to cover the end and cut off the extra yarn.

 

Wrapping yarn around the cardboard cutout on a silicone mat

Wrapping yarn

 

Green Carrot Top

Then to create the green carrot top, I used pieces of a grass bush (floral) that I cut into pieces then glued on the backside of the large end.

Gluing the green top to the back of the carrot on a silicone mat

Attach green top

Twine 

I added a simple twine bow on the front side just below the top of the carrot.

Adding a twine bow to the top on a silicone mat

Twine bow

You can use these carrots to decorate in various ways. For example, I used some to make a garland and others to decorate a chalkboard. The possibilities are endless.

Carrot garland on a white table

DIY Yarn Carrot garland

 

I used some DIY yarn carrots to make this adorable chalkboard sign. You can grab the template for this sign in this printout.

Chalkboard sign with handmade yarn carrots hanging on a white wall

Chalkboard Sign

More Cardboard Inspiration: 

My blogger friends have created some amazing cardboard decor I think you will enjoy.

Anita from Unique Creations by Anita crafted a fantastic bust with cardboard.

Bronze bust on a stand sitting on a table

Bronze bust

 

This gorgeous vase was created by my friend Michelle from A Crafty Mix.

Gray round vase with a flower on a wood table

Vase with flower

 

Sara from Birdz of a Feather crafted this beautiful lampshade from cardboard.

orange lamp with a handmade cardboard lamp shade

Lamp

 

Marie created these lovely spring floral napkin rings from Interior Frugalista

Purple and yellow cardboard napkin rings around napkins on a table

Napkin rings

 

Want More Crafting Inspiration?

Please join me (HERE) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week.

 

See you soon,

Kippi

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Anita Holland

Monday 21st of March 2022

This idea is just too cute, and perfect for an Easter egg hunt for kids. Great job.

Marie B.

Monday 21st of March 2022

Your cardboard carrots are adorable Kippi. So sweet as a spring garland and I love how you used them on the adorable chalkboard sign too!

Michelle Leslie

Monday 21st of March 2022

They're so sweet, Kippi, and perfect for Spring decor. So easy to hang, and enjoy anywhere.

Sara

Monday 21st of March 2022

So cute! I love this idea; we have more cardboard than we know what to do with lol.

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