Burlap Wrapped Carrots

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.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
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.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
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.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
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.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
Fold the burlap strip in half and start wrapping the carrot from the bottom up, securing with hot glue along the way.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
When you get near the top, poke a hole in the very top of the carrot and glue in a tuft of green raffia.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
Continue wrapping the burlap and tuck in ends to finish off.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
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.
Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection
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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23 comments:

  1. Adorable. Love them!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  2. Cute! I love how you wrapped your carrots. Seems so much easier to make than most!

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  3. So cute Nici, I am obsessed with carrots, my favorite spring decor element! Yours are adorable!
    Jenna

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  4. Those are adorable! I pinned them to my "Jute/Burlap Projects" Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/vintagecottage/jute-burlap-projects/

    Tania

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  5. Oh, I love it!! What a fun little project.

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  6. These are really cute! I've been wanting to make some carrots of my own and couldn't quite figure out the best way to do it or what to do for green sprigs coming out of the top. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Oh these are too much! Love the natural burlap look. Please share with everyone at our link party going on right now, if you've not already!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/03/link-it-or-lump-it-party-no-29.html

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  8. wow! These look amazing! such a cute decoration to have around the house for Easter!

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  9. How gorgeous your carrots turned out, Nici! I love this great idea!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow I love these. They look so easy and so shabby chic! Burlap is just amazing!

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  11. What a lovely idea! I like ideas that use up what you already have!

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  12. I just love these Nici! So cute for Easter and so simple to make! Pinned:)

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  13. Tissue paper? Really? No way!!!
    Great thinking.....
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  14. Ah! Ca-ute! I hope you don't mind that I steal this idea... and give you credit of course! :)

    bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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  15. I love this! I've pinned, tweeted, and G+. It's also going to be featured over at Diana Rambles on Friday. I picked my features early because I am leaving for vacation in a few days! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Clever!! Once again, your creativity is amazing! I so want some of these for my spring decor, too!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!

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  17. These are soooo awesome! A little bird told me we will be featuring your cute carrots at Take it on Tuesday. ;)

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  18. I am highlighting this post about your cute carrots tonight on my blog for centerpiece Wednesday..www.thestylesisters.blogspot.com can you link back to me. Thanks :)

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  19. Lo-ove the rustic look of these burlap carrots. Guess I'll be on the look out for orange burlap. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  20. I couldn't wait to make these carrots they were so easy using the bags as molds thanks for not only a great idea but one that was really easy to make.Susie

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  21. Hi Nici! I just love these burlap carrots, they look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinned, of course! :) Have a happy and wonderful Friday!

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