Get crafty this Spring with this DIY Easter carrot decor. You’re going to love this easy rustic Easter décor. The project is quick and easy to make with simple to find supplies you can find at the Dollar Tree store.
Why We Love This Easter Carrot Décor
Easter is one of my favorite holidays for decorating the house after Halloween and, of course, Christmas. All the sweet bunnies, muted pastels, and opportunities to use beautiful flowers make it a DIY crafting dream!
This year I picked up some of the prettiest speckled egg Spring decorations from Target and a few rustic table decorations from Kirkland’s that I can’t wait to use to style Easter brunch.
This gorgeous bucket is going to look amazing with my home and current Easter decorations.
Farmhouse Easter Carrot Decor
The season wouldn’t be complete without a project, though, would it? I’m so in love with these natural, textured carrots. The roughness of the jute rope and the sweet softness of the lace makes my heart pitter-patter, I’m not going to lie.
So let’s hop to it! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist…)
- Aluminum foil
- Masking tape
- Jute twine
- Grey chalk paint – You can also use the inexpensive Apple Barrel acrylic paint in the craft section.
- Reindeer Moss
- Cotton Lace
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Plastic shopping bag
- Metal bucket
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Start with a 15” wide section of aluminum foil. Begin to form a carrot-like shape by rolling or bunching the aluminum foil. The aluminum foil will create a long stick-like shape, then bend the top down to look like a candy cane. The top should be thicker and the bottom should taper off.
Place the rolled foil onto another sheet of foil. Begin bunching the second layer slightly looser than the first and folding the top of the second layer of your fake carrot down as you roll. Folding the foil down helps the carrot keep the desired length. Repeat this step until you’re happy with the size and thickness of the carrot.
The more bends, curves, and flaws the more realistic the carrot shape will be, so don’t stress too much about the shape.
Begin wrapping a layer of masking tape around the carrot, starting from the bottom.
Next, hot glue the twine to the tip of the carrot. Begin to tightly wrap the string around the carrot, adding a small amount of glue every inch or so to help the jute stay in place.
The twine should lay nicely next to the previous layer, with no overlapping. Wrapping the string tightly will help keep each layer in place. Stop when you get to the top of the carrot.
At the top of the carrot, create a small hole in the aluminum foil/masking tape and hot glue a pinch of reindeer moss to create the leafy stem. Continue wrapping the twine around the top using hot glue on each layer to keep the twine flat and in place.
Add a lace ribbon to the completed carrot. A small bow at the top of the carrot would also be super cute.
To give the galvanized bucket a rustic, weathered look take a scrunched up plastic shopping bag and VERY lighting dab it in gray chalk paint. A little bit of paint goes a long way, so be sure not to pick up too much on the bag. Dab the excess paint on a paper towel. Then start randomly stamping the tin with the plastic bag to create the faux weathered look.
Once dry, add carrots to the bucket and more reindeer moss to replicate the carrots growing in the grass.
That’s all there is to it! Now you have a super cute Easter decoration you use year after year to celebrate.
I hope you enjoyed making this fun Easter carrot décor. Use it to wow guests at Easter, along with more of our precious DIY Easter crafts.