Sweater Carrots

4 Materials
1 Hour

I love decorating for the holidays and am always looking for inexpensive craft ideas. This carrot tutorial is very easy and cost less than fifteen dollars!

Supplies needed:

3 styrofoam cones

3 styrofoam hemispheres

assorted ribbon and bakers twine

thrift store orange sweater

Hot glue the hemispheres to the tops of the cones.

Cut the sleeves or sections out of the sweater and wrap it around the cone all the way to the top.

If you use a sleeve, cut the access of the sweater off and then cut the sweater up the middle about a third of the way up.

If you use another section of the sweater, wrap the section around the cone and hot glue the sides securely together.

Wrap the sweater snug around the styrofoam and hot glue along the side. Trim off any access. Then tuck the raw ends and the bottom of the carrot under and glue securely.

Tie the end of the sweater that is at the top of the carrot with bakers twine.

Cut an eight inch piece of bakers twine and lay flat. Lay assorted ribbon pieces over the bakers twine. Tie the bakers twine so that the ribbon gathers together into a carrot topper.

Attach the ribbon carrot topper to the top of the carrot by tying it to the top.

Trim the ribbon so the ends look clean.

Finish up the other two carrots in the same manner.

And ta da! This easy to make Easter decoration will add character to your holiday decor!

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  • Doreen Kennedy
    on Mar 20, 2020

    Love your carrots

  • Lynda
    on Mar 21, 2020

    Possibly - cute idea especially for a door entrance or really anywhere you like to decorate your home or project. Thanks

    • Lynda
      on Mar 24, 2020

      You are very welcome. Thank you for the initial idea to start with and also for it to be an inexpensive crafty project. This could be used for many other places - patio - hanging by hooks, attach with a Velcro strap or zip tie to a porch pole (leg) - be creative! Just a thought. Thanks

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