Easter Carrot Door Hanging Tutorial


So many of you asked what became of the GINORMOUS carrots from my last post that I thought I should take a moment and explain. What did I make? Well that's an easy one, I made them into a Easter carrot door wreath. Or do you call it a door hanging? Oh I don't know what you call it. I made a giant carrot door wreath-ish thingy for Easter.
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Oh I know, you may be thinking I didn't need monster sized carrots for my front door but I couldn't help myself. Plus, have you seen the Easter bunny? Yeah, he's huge. I saw him at the mall once. Big bunnies like him need big carrots. And just to be safe, you may want to make one for your front door too.
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I made the carrots out of good old foam insulation board. You know, the kind you get at the home improvement store. With my utility knife, I cut 3 pieces that were each bout 6" wide by 26" long. I used a marker to draw a basic carrot shape on the foam and cut it out with the knife.My basic carrot shaped looked like a rectangle that is tapered at the bottom. a carrot
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Now I have 3 pink carrots and it was time to paint. I started with a basic orange and then when back with white and a little yellow. I also used a knife to make some indented lines for texture.... Head over to my blog for the rest of this tutorial Blog link below
easter carrot door hanging tutorial, crafts, easter decorations, how to, seasonal holiday decor
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  • Lina
    on Mar 14, 2016

    They aren't solid orange, how did you do it so realistically?

    • Paint Yourself a Smile
      on Mar 14, 2016

      While the orange paint is still wet, I brush on some white and blend it in a little. I did a little yellow but white seemed to be what was key. just make sure you use horizontal paint strokes and you can't go wrong. :)

  • Crg13779088
    on Nov 15, 2016

    how did you make the bow?

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  • Lisa House
    on May 9, 2016

    Beautiful

  • Artemis
    on Aug 10, 2017

    Love it! I have all kinds of "carrots" that I use for my Spring decor and I will most assuredly be adding these. Thanks!

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