This carrot craft, made with cardstock and yarn, is such a fun and simple DIY project for spring and Easter! No sewing or knitting skills are required to make these adorable and fun Easter carrot decorations!
Use them to decorate your mantle, set them in a basket as a centerpiece, or tie one on top of a napkin with twine to place on each dinner plate. It’s so easy to make these wrapped yarn carrots, and they look so adorable on the Easter table!
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How to Make Yarn Carrots
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Make a cone from cardstock
- Cut a piece of cardstock into 4 equal pieces.You can be approximate with your cuts. Or you can fold the cardstock in half, and then in half again the other way and cut along the fold lines to make sure they're all equal.
- Roll one piece of cardstock into a cone shape, making sure the point is tight, without a gap.
- Secure the cone with tape. Tape vertically along the seam, and then around the cone horizontally so that it won't collapse when you start adding the yarn.
- Cut the extra cardstock off the open end of the cone so that the end is straight.
Step 3: Wrap the cone with yarn
- Add a small dot of hot glue to the very tip of the cone.
- Attach the end of the orange yarn to the glue, holding it in place until it's dry.
- Add a line of hot glue, about 1 inch long, going up the cone.
- Begin winding the yarn tightly around the cone, adding more lines of hot glue as needed. Continue winding the yarn until the entire cone is covered and you've reached the open end.
- For the last row of yarn, add hot glue around the end of the paper cone, 1 inch at a time, then carefully wrap the yarn over the glue. Continue adding small lines of glue and wrapping the yarn until the paper cone is completely covered with yarn.
- Cut the yarn off as close to the cone as possible.
Step 4: Make and attach the carrot top
- Wrap the green yarn around four of your fingers about 35 times, then cut the yarn and carefully slide the bundle off your fingers.
- Cut a piece of green yarn about 7 inches long. Tie this piece in a double knot about 1 inch from one end of the green yarn bundle.
- Cut the loops on the long end to create a tassel.
- Add a generous amount of hot glue to one side of the small loops.
- Attach the green yarn inside of the open carrot top. Hold it in place and wait for the glue to dry.
- Apply hot glue to the other side of the green loops.
- Press the carrot together at the top and hold it in place until the hot glue hardens.
- Optional: Repeat to make three more carrots with the other pieces of cardstock.Your carrot craft is complete!
- Be sure to wrap the yarn evenly, with no overlapping or gaps, for the best look.
What type of yarn do I need?
For the orange yarn, we used Craft Smart yarn from Michaels, which is an acrylic medium weight yarn.
For the green yarn, we used an inexpensive, 100% cotton yarn from the dollar store. The acrylic (orange) yarn has a silkier texture, while the cotton yarn gives the green carrot top more of a grassy look.
What size are these yarn carrots?
Our carrots are about 5-1/2 inches long, and about 1 inch wide at the top. The green tassel is about 2-1/2 inches long, not including the loops that are glued inside.
What else can I use to make this carrot craft?
If you don’t want to make your own cone out of cardstock, wrap the yarn around a styrofoam cone instead. Or try using orange twine in place of yarn for a more rustic look. Then for the greenery, you could also use ribbon or raffia.
How can I display these Easter carrot decorations?
Display the carrots on their own on the mantel, or place them beside a plush Easter Bunny (or maybe a pom pom bunny!). These yarn carrots also look super cute arranged in a basket. You can even place them in a clay pot that has floral moss in it and add a small plant marker labeled ‘CARROTS’.
This carrot craft is so easy to make and they end up looking so cute! I love when inexpensive, simple craft supplies come together to become something so fun!
Here’s even more Easter craft ideas:
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