Hi there! So glad you stopped by for a visit! I'm in the process of spring cleaning and pulling out spring decor, so I'm sorry if I've been a bit MIA lately. I do have a fun craft to share with you today! In the fall, I purchased a couple of yards of orange burlap to do some autumn projects. I only managed to make some rosettes for my Fall Rosette Wreath and a flower to put with my Orange Sweater Headband, so I had plenty left to undertake this project. I had seen a bundle of burlap carrots at an adorable floral shop a few weeks ago when I was out shopping with my mom. I immediately started planning how I could make these Burlap Wrapped Carrots. By chance, I came across this post for carrots and the wheels started spinning.
Here's what you'll need to make some for yourself: tissue paper, packing tape, orange burlap, orange jute twine, green raffia, and a hot glue gun.
This first part will take a little experimentation. Depending on how big you want your carrots to be, crumple and twist 1-2 pieces of tissue paper into a carrot shape. (That stash of used tissue paper hiding in your closet will come in handy!) After you have the carrot form, wrap it up with packing tape to keep the shape.
Next, cut a couple of long strips about 3 inches wide by the length of the burlap fabric. Depending on how tightly you wrap the burlap and how much you overlap each turn, you may only need one strip of burlap per carrot.
Fold the burlap strip in half and start wrapping the carrot from the bottom up, securing with hot glue along the way.
When you get near the top, poke a hole in the very top of the carrot and glue in a tuft of green raffia.
Continue wrapping the burlap and tuck in ends to finish off.
Next, from the bottom of the carrot, begin wrapping orange twine around the overlapping burlap, securing along the way with hot glue. Continue this to the top and tuck and glue.
These Burlap Wrapped Carrots really were very simple to make. I now have a fun new "springy" accessory to add to my vignettes. How is your spring decorating coming along?
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