I have been trying to think of a way to make a fun and unique carrot. Something that I can hang on my front door for Easter. I want something quick and easy to make. Here at our warehouse we seem to have a lot of cardboard. I knew there had to be a way to create a decorative carrot using a large piece of cardboard.
The supplies you will need:
1. A piece of cardboard (the size will depend on how big you want your carrot).
3. Orange burlap ribbon (the one I’m using is from Hobby Lobby. How many you will need depends on how big you make your carrot)
5. Wire cutters
6. Greenery sprigs
7. Glue gun
The first step is to cut out the size and shape of your carrot. I just cut a long triangle. The top of my carrot is about 12 inches wide and 18 inches long.
You will want to start wrapping your burlap onto the cardboard starting at the bottom.
I am placing the point of my carrot onto center end of my burlap. You will want to fold the bottom part of the burlap up onto the cardboard.
I add a little hot glue and then secure the burlap in place.
This is going to help hold your burlap as you begin to wrap it around the cardboard.
Add some more hot glue and and fold your end piece over.
Now it is time to start wrapping.
There is no certain way of doing this. I am just folding and twisting my burlap here and there.
You might want to add a little hot glue on the ends here and there. This will help secure the burlap in place.
When you get to the top you will want to make sure to the burlap covers the top of the cardboard.
I added glue to both top corners to hold the burlap together covering the cardboard.
I’m not hot glueing the center because this is where you need to insert your greenery sprigs.
If you want to hang your carrot you can just add some wire to make a hook for hanging.
I inserted the wire through the front and twisted the wires on the backside. After twisting the wires I just connected them to form a hook.